FLORIDA DRUG FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAM

 

 

Benefits

  • Employees will become more aware of safety in the workplace and will benefit from a safer work environment - fewer accidents on the job.
  • After a positive drug test, an employee who loses a job may not qualify for unemployment compensation benefits.
  • When refusing a drug test an injured employee may forfeit eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits
  • When an employee tests positive on a post accident drug test, the employment may not be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits
  • Decrease in absenteeism, mistakes at work, theft in the workplace, and problems with supervisors
  • Increase in productivity, competitiveness and employee moral
  • 5% credit to workers’ compensation insurance premium

Requirements

  • Comprehensive written Drug-Free Workplace Policy (must have all provisions of Florida Statute 440.102)
  • 60 day notice provided for initial testing of existing employees
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Provide list of Over-The-Counter Medications which can alter of affect drug test results
  • List of resources for Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Include notice of the Drug Free Workplace (DFW) on vacancy announcements for open positions
  • Educate employees about the program
  • Use of SAMHSA or Florida AHCA certified laboratory
  • Use of a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO)
  • Implement testing: pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, follow-up, routine fitness for duty, optional random testing
  • File for 09-1 with insurance carrier annually to get the 5% credit

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