Sunday, May 24, 2009

Notice to Employees about Drugs in the Workplace

Dear Employees,

COMPANY A is committed to providing a safe, healthy and drug-free working environment and wants to take this opportunity to remind employees about the importance of working drug free for their safety and that of their co-workers.

Some of the potential risks and hazards of workplace alcohol and drug use are obvious, particularly those related to safety. Alcohol and drug use can seriously impair judgment and coordination, which can lead to workplace accidents, injuries and even death. And a person does not need to be an alcoholic or drug addict to create safety hazards.

Workplace alcohol and drug use can weaken an organization’s ability to operate profitably and productively. It is also associated with lower levels of employee morale—not only that of employees struggling with alcohol or drug problems, but also those who work alongside them.

Key to preventing these problems is for all employees to understand that there is help for those struggling with alcohol and drug problems. If you (or someone you know within the office) are struggling to work drug free, you may get in touch with our Human Resources officer.

We will provide confidential, short-term counseling and referral services as a benefit to our employees. It is better that you come forward this early so we can assist you in getting a treatment plan.

Best Regards,
Human Resources Manager

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