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Electrical Industry Drug-Free “Alliance”. ScreenSafe Inc . Program Administrators. 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.

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Electrical industry drug free alliance

Electrical Industry Drug-Free “Alliance”

ScreenSafe Inc.

Program Administrators


The alliance

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


Alliance goals and objectives
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.


Key policy issues
Key Policy Issues

  • Contractor participation and commitment is critical.

  • Participant education.

  • Supervisory training.

  • Drug testing.


Policy requirements and prohibitions
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.


Policy requirements and prohibitions1
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.


Policy requirements and prohibitions2
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%


Testing procedures
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.


Testing procedures1
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.


Testing procedures2
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.


At the collection site
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


At the collection site1
At The Collection Site

  • Participant Signs Consent Forms

  • Collection Site Technician faxes Consent and Release Form Back to ScreenSafe


Testing procedures3
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.


Testing procedures4
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.


Testing procedures safeguards
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


Testing procedures safeguards1
Testing Procedures – Safeguards

  • Urine samples separated into two containers at time of collection

  • Other forms of testing for participants with confirmed medical conditions


Testing occasions portability
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


Testing occasions portability1
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.


Policy violations
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


Policy violations1
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


Consequences
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.


Consequences1
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.


Consequences2
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.


Consequences3
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)


Consequences4
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.


Consequences5
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.


Steps to be taken
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