We are proud to announce the annual observance of DRUG FREE WORK WEEK, OCTOBER 14 - 19
2013. This yearly public awareness campaign highlights the importance of a drug free workplace and encourages
workers with alcohol and drug problems to seek help.
Drug Free Work Week was initiated by the U.S. Department of Labor as a cooperative agreement focused on
improving safety and health in the consturction industry through drug-free workplace programs. The first Drug Free
Work Week was observed in 2006, and in subsequent years more and more organzations -- representing a range o
of industries -- also rallied behind the effort helping to firmly establish it as an annual opportunity to reinforce to
employers and employees alike that “Drugs Don’t Work!”
Today, the National Drug Free Workplace Alliance, a division of Drug Free America Foundation, in collaboration
with organizations focused on alcohol and drug abuse prevention and workplace safety and health, promote this
observance. Together we spread the word to encourage individual workplaces to conduct acitivies designed to
educate and encourage a safe and healthy work environment - reflecting the true spirit of Drug Free Work Week.
We hope that all organizations will take part in Drug Free Work Week and will promote awareness of a substance
free workplace. To learn more about how to do so, please view the campaign resources linked below.