We are proud to announce the annual observance of DRUG-FREE WORK WEEK, OCTOBER 12 - 17, 2015. This yearly public awareness campaign highlights the importance of a drug-free workplace and encourages workers with alcohol and drug problems to seek help.
History of Drug-Free Work Week
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 construction industry through drug-free workplace programs. The first Drug-Free Work Week was observed in 2006, and in subsequent years, more and more organizations—representing a range of industries—also rallied behind the effort, helping firmly establish it as an annual opportunity to reinforce to employers and employees alike that “working drug free works.”
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 activities designed to educate and encourage a safe and healthy work environment—reflecting the true spirit of Drug-Free Work Week.
Get a Drug-Free Workplace Program
For more information or assistance in implementing a drug-free workplace program in your company, please contact our Program Manager Karen Belanger at firstname.lastname@example.org.