Partnership to Support Drug-Free Workplaces in South Carolina

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs is partnering with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce to promote drug-free workplace programs to employers in South Carolina. The Council on Alcohol and Drugs has assisted more than 9,700 companies in 12 states in achieving certification as a drug-free workplace.

State certified drug-free workplaces receive a state-mandated five percent discount on workers' compensation insurance premiums.

Shelly Davis, coordinator for the South Carolina program at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, said, "In addition to the state-mandated discount on workers' compensation insurance, certified drug-free employers maximize their level of productivity, enhance competitive positions in the marketplace and reach desired levels of success without experiencing the costs, delays and tragedies associated with work-related accidents resulting from substance abuse by employees."

Otis B. Rawl, Jr., president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, said, "The South Carolina Chamber is proud to partner with The Council on Alcohol and Drugs to work with employers to provide drug-free workplaces for employees, which will help keep workplaces productive and employees healthy. This partnership will ensure a larger pool of drug-free applicants for South Carolina workplaces."

Chuck Wade, president and CEO of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, and state director of Georgia's drug-free workplace program, said, "Drug-free workplace programs increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and tardiness, cut workers' compensation claims in half, reduce medical costs, increase overall workforce morale and reduce theft and other forms of crime in the workplace."

State certification in South Carolina requires a substance abuse policy, supervisor training, employee education, drug testing and an employee assistance program or resource file. The Council on Alcohol and Drugs assists its drug-free workplace members in achieving and maintaining certification.

For more information or to certify your company as a drug-free workplace, contact Shelly Davis at (877) 778-3490 or sdavis@livedrugfree.org. Visit: www.LiveDrugFree.org.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Analyze Incident Data

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January / February 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue