Workplace Drug & Alcohol Policy Writing Workshop

Avoid Common Pitfalls While Utilizing A Policy to Its Fullest Extent!

Instructor :
Jo McGuire

Webinar ID:
11702

Date: 15 December 23, FRI

Start Time: 10 am PT

Duration: 4 Hrs.

What you will learn

  • The Legal Implications of A Workplace Drug & Alcohol Policy
  • Policy Components that Create Successful Outcomes for Employers
  • What Components are Meaningful to Your Particular Workplace
  • Discuss Unique and Specific Situations – Including Work-from-home Settings
  • Walk Through Each Section of A Sample Document While Exploring Each Segment…
  • The Legal Implications of A Workplace Drug & Alcohol Policy
  • Policy Components that Create Successful Outcomes for Employers
  • What Components are Meaningful to Your Particular Workplace
  • Discuss Unique and Specific Situations – Including Work-from-home Settings
  • Walk Through Each Section of A Sample Document While Exploring Each Segment
  • How to Utilize Flexibility While Maintaining The Integrity of The Policy
  • Types of Drug Testing Options that Are Available
  • How to Avoid Common Pitfalls While Utilizing A Policy to Its Fullest Extent
  • Opportunities to Ask The Presenter Specific Questions That Pertain to Your Workplace Needs

Course Description

For those who need to write, review, or refresh their workplace drug and alcohol policy, in this course we will walk through each section of a sample document while exploring the “who, what, why, where, when, and how” of each segment that should be implemented, based on specific employer needs.

While exploring the options, participants will be able to simultaneously review their current policy in order to make notes, highlight needed changes, ask questions and create a more effective document.

In this interactive online workshop, Jo McGuire, Executive Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association, will:

  • Look through the lens of why a policy matters and what components are meaningful to your particular workplace.
  • Discuss what unique and specific situations can be addressed based on how your workplace operates, to include work-from-home settings.
  • Include a discussion of the types of drug testing options that are available so participants can understand their full range of options.

Whether you are in need of a lengthy, detailed policy or a simple and succinct outline, this workshop will meet your needs.

Join Now!

For those who need to write, review, or refresh their workplace drug and alcohol policy, in this course we will walk through each section of a sample document while exploring the “who, what, why, where, when, and how” of each segment that should be implemented, based on specific employer needs.

While exploring the options, participants will be able to simultaneously review their current policy in order to make notes, highlight needed changes, ask questions and create a more effective document.

In this interactive online workshop, Jo McGuire, Executive Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association, will:

  • Look through the lens of why a policy matters and what components are meaningful to your particular workplace.
  • Discuss what unique and specific situations can be addressed based on how your workplace operates, to include work-from-home settings.
  • Include a discussion of the types of drug testing options that are available so participants can understand their full range of options.

Whether you are in need of a lengthy, detailed policy or a simple and succinct outline, this workshop will meet your needs.

Join Now!

Why you should attend

A solid workplace drug & alcohol policy can go a long way to keeping your organization drug-free.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, by adopting effective workplace substance abuse policies, employers can see significant improvements in job-related performance:

  • 91% decrease in absenteeism
  • 88% decrease in problems with supervisors
  • 93% decrease in mistakes in work
  • 97% decrease in on-the-job injuries

Jo McGuire, Executive Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association, will clarify the boundaries and explain how to best approach these important issues while thinking outside of the box on solutions for keeping people at work.

Enroll Now!

A solid workplace drug & alcohol policy can go a long way to keeping your organization drug-free.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, by adopting effective workplace substance abuse policies, employers can see significant improvements in job-related performance:

  • 91% decrease in absenteeism
  • 88% decrease in problems with supervisors
  • 93% decrease in mistakes in work
  • 97% decrease in on-the-job injuries

Jo McGuire, Executive Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association, will clarify the boundaries and explain how to best approach these important issues while thinking outside of the box on solutions for keeping people at work.

Enroll Now!

Areas Covered

  • The legal implications of a workplace drug & alcohol policy
  • Policy components that create successful outcomes for employers
  • What components are meaningful to your particular workplace
  • Individual segments of a long-form and short-form policy that entail the who, what, where, when and why of established boundaries and consequences
  • Discussing unique and specific situations – including work-from-home settings
  • How to utilize flexibility while maintaining the integrity of the policy
  • The types of drug testing options that are available
  • How to avoid common pitfalls while utilizing a policy to its fullest extent
  • Opportunities to ask the presenter specific questions that pertain to your workplace needs
  • The legal implications of a workplace drug & alcohol policy
  • Policy components that create successful outcomes for employers
  • What components are meaningful to your particular workplace
  • Individual segments of a long-form and short-form policy that entail the who, what, where, when and why of established boundaries and consequences
  • Discussing unique and specific situations – including work-from-home settings
  • How to utilize flexibility while maintaining the integrity of the policy
  • The types of drug testing options that are available
  • How to avoid common pitfalls while utilizing a policy to its fullest extent
  • Opportunities to ask the presenter specific questions that pertain to your workplace needs

Who is this course for

  • Small business owners
  • Safety managers
  • HR personnel
  • Contractors
  • Operations managers
  • Anyone who is responsible for managing a workplace safety program
  • Small business owners
  • Safety managers
  • HR personnel
  • Contractors
  • Operations managers
  • Anyone who is responsible for managing a workplace safety program

Instructor Profile

Jo McGuire is considered a leading subject matter expert on cannabis and an authority on workplace drug and alcohol testing policies. She is an experienced policy advisor, engaging speaker and Executive Director of the National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association which she founded in 2018 with the leading professionals in her industry.

Jo McGuire was the founding Chairman and currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association, advocating for safe and drug-free workplaces worldwide. She is also a Certified Professional Collector and Trainer (CPCT) and a Certified Designated Employee Representative Trainer (CDERT), who consults and trains professionals overseeing Safety Sensitive Employees in the compliance of federal DOT guidelines for drug and alcohol screening programs.

Jo also assists educators with classroom and assembly-style presentations, aimed at youth drug prevention, and parent awareness and education. She is also the President/CEO of Five Minutes of Courage as well as a featured speaker on the National Marijuana Initiative’s speaker’s bureau. As an accomplished writer and speaker, Jo has traveled extensively to conduct seminars, trainings, conferences and leadership retreats for the public, private and non-profit sector.

Jo participated in the 1st annual Latin American Congress on Safe and Drug-Free Workplaces in Santiago, Chile, representing employer’s rights to maintain best practices in substance use prevention, as modeled in the U.S. In 2013 she was appointed to serve on the Colorado Governor’s Task Force, convened to recommend a legislative framework for the regulation of marijuana after the passage of Amendment 64.

As a part of the Taxation, Banking and Civil Law work group, Jo lent her expertise in the form of recommendations for drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. She also represented the National Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry at the 2016 United Nations’ General Assembly to address world drug agreements.

Jo has also joined efforts with concerned citizens around the state of Colorado in grass roots efforts focused on bringing the proven medical research and scientific data to the forefront of the national effort to legalize marijuana in the U.S. Jo works closely with national health experts to educate state and federal policy makers on the importance of public health, pertaining to drug and alcohol testing practices and policies.

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