Presentation on theme: "1 Electrical Industry Drug-Free “Alliance” ScreenSafe Inc. Program Administrators."— Presentation transcript:
1 Electrical Industry Drug-Free “Alliance” ScreenSafe Inc. Program Administrators
2 The Alliance The Electrical Contractors’ Association of the City of Chicago and Local 134, I.B.E.W. have formed a partnership to address the problems caused by drug and alcohol abuse
3 Alliance Goals and Objectives Recognition of the problem; Development of a comprehensive policy; Educate Participants; Promote the Member Assistance Program,(MAP); Implement a fair and respectful drug testing program that conforms to Federal drug testing standards.
4 Key Policy Issues Contractor participation and commitment is critical. Participant education. Supervisory training. Drug testing.
5 Policy Requirements and Prohibitions The use of alcohol or drugs by employees during working hours on the job site or on company property (including company vehicles) is absolutely prohibited. Participants are required to submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance with this policy.
6 Policy Requirements and Prohibitions No participant will be tested for alcohol unless a reasonable suspicion exists that the person is under the influence of alcohol, or they are involved in an OSHA recordable on the job accident. Participants subject to this policy continue to have access to the usual protections provided as part of their union membership.
7 Policy Requirements and Prohibitions All members of the Alliance shall be considered part of the testing pool and will be tested over a 2 year period. Participants will be selected randomly from the 50% pool. Participants who complete the testing process will not be returned to the 50% pool. At the same time there will be an ongoing 10% pool. Apprentices will be tested at 100%
8 Testing Procedures Names picked from the random pool. ScreenSafe has access to the 134’s database to find out where union member is working. Designated (Company or Union) Representative called and informed to expect a fax regarding participants being tested.
9 Testing Procedures ScreenSafe makes calls to Designated Representative in the AM. Forms sent to Designated Representative: Testing Procedures for the Electrical Industry Drug Free Alliance List of Collection Sites By the end of the business day, the Designated Representative informs participant that his/her name has been selected.
10 Testing Procedures Participants given one hour off with regular wages and fringe benefits. (Paid by Employer) Participants are given until end of next business day to take test.
11 At the Collection Site The Alliance Drug Test Information and Instruction Sheet Authorization for Consent to Drug Analysis and Authorization of Release of Results for testing Release of Information Signed for MRO, MAP and ScreenSafe
12 At The Collection Site Participant Signs Consent Forms Collection Site Technician faxes Consent and Release Form Back to ScreenSafe
13 Testing Procedures If the test is negative, no further action is taken. If the test is positive, the Medical Review Officer (MRO) calls participant to validate reason for positive. If no valid reason found, participant is in violation of policy.
14 Testing Procedures Testing will also be done when there is “reasonable suspicion”. Accelerated testing (follow-up) takes place once a participant has tested positive. It is based on MAP evaluation.
15 Testing Procedures - Safeguards Integrity of specimens insured by utilization of one collection procedure at all sites All labs have DHHS certification All positives confirmed by GC/MS MRO reviews all drug test positives
16 Testing Procedures – Safeguards Urine samples separated into two containers at time of collection Other forms of testing for participants with confirmed medical conditions
17 Testing Occasions - Portability These provisions will apply to those individuals working under the portability rules. All traveling craftpersons will be subject to: Initial testing Random testing – 10% pool
18 Testing Occasions - Portability Craftperson will be allowed to report to work immediately after providing proof of taking required urine test. A positive test for any prohibited substance results in immediate termination. Craftperson who tests positive must wait 30 days to test again in order to work in the jurisdiction.
19 Policy Violations Policy Violations can include; Having a positive test result. Failing to take a test as scheduled Failing to keep a scheduled appointment with MAP or Failing to participate in and/or complete the assigned treatment or education program
20 Policy Violations Policy Violations can include (continued); Substituting another substance or specimen Providing a dilute specimen for a second time without a valid medical explanation Providing a urine specimen which shows the presence of an adulterant
21 Consequences Upon a first notice of unavailability; Participant will be referred to the MAP for evaluation Participant must complete recommended treatment or education program Participant may be returned to work prior to program completion The participant is usually placed in an accelerated testing program.
22 Consequences Upon a second notice of unavailability; Participant will be referred to the MAP for evaluation Participant must complete recommended treatment or education program Participant may be returned to work prior to program completion An apprentice or participant in training will be canceled from the apprenticeship or training program The participant will be placed in an accelerated testing program.
23 Consequences Upon a third notice of unavailability within a two-year period from the preceding (second); Participant will be referred to the MAP for evaluation Participant must complete recommended treatment or education program Participant may be returned to work prior to program completion The participant will be placed in an accelerated testing program. The participant will be required to sign a "Last Chance Agreement" between him/herself and the Alliance.
24 Consequences Upon a fourth positive test within a two-year period from the preceding (third); Participant will be referred to the MAP for evaluation Participant must complete recommended treatment or education program Participant may be returned to work prior to program completion The participant will be placed in a one year accelerated testing program. (continued)
25 Consequences The participant shall be terminated from employment and, if the referral procedure policy provides, is ineligible for referral until he/she has satisfactorily completed the assigned treatment or other program. The participant will be required to sign a "Last Chance Agreement" between him/herself and the Alliance.
26 Consequences ScreenSafe will let the Designated Representative know that the participant is unavailable. Participants will receive written notices confirming their test results and providing them with information to assist them in returning to compliance.
27 Steps To Be Taken Register all contractors Identify “Designated Representatives” at all the contractor sites. Enroll all contractor employees in program. Participant education Supervisory training Initiate testing