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Plumbing Industry Drug-Free Alliance

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  1. Plumbing Industry Drug-Free Alliance ScreenSafe, Inc. Program Administrators

  2. The Alliance The Piping Industry Council for the Rockford Area and United Association of Plumbing, Pipefitting & Service Technicians Local Union 23 have formed a partnership to address the problems caused by drug and alcohol abuse

  3. Alliance Goals and Objectives • Recognition of the problem; • Development of a comprehensive policy; • Educate Participants; • Promote the Employee Assistance Program (EAP); • Implement a fair and respectful drug testing program that conforms to Federal drug testing standards.

  4. Key Policy Issues • Contractor participation and commitment is critical. • Participant education. • Supervisory training. • Drug testing.

  5. Policy Requirements and Prohibitions • The use of alcohol or drugs by employees during working hours on the job site or on company property (including company vehicles) is absolutely prohibited. • Participants are required to submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance with this policy.

  6. Policy Requirements and Prohibitions • No participant will be tested for alcohol unless a reasonable suspicion exists that the person is under the influence of alcohol, or they are involved in an OSHA recordable on the job accident. • Participants subject to this policy continue to have access to the usual protections provided as part of their union membership.

  7. Policy Requirements and Prohibitions • All members of the Alliance shall be considered part of the testing pool and will be tested over a 2 year period. • Participants will be selected randomly from the 50% pool. • Participants who complete the testing process will not be returned to the 50% pool. • At the same time there will be an ongoing 10% pool.

  8. Policy Requirements and Prohibitions • A contractor may still have pre-employment testing, it will be PAID for by the CONTRACTOR • On occasion the Alliance may waive drug testing for certain general contractors, power houses, etc.

  9. Testing Procedures • Names picked from the random pool. • ScreenSafe contacts Union, Benefit Fund, etc. to find out where the union member is working. • Designated (Company or Union) Representative called and informed to expect a fax regarding participants being tested.

  10. Testing Procedures • ScreenSafe makes calls to Designated Representative in the AM. • Forms sent to Designated Representative: • Testing Procedures for the Electrical Industry Drug Free Alliance • List of Collection Sites • By the end of the business day, the Designated Representative informs participant that his/her name has been selected.

  11. Testing Procedures • If participant is unemployed they will receive 1 hour wages with regular fringe benefits • If participant is employed they will receive 1 hour pay from the contractor. • Participants are given until end of next business day to take test.

  12. At the Collection Site On the Chain of Custody Form you sign for the following. • Authorization for Consent to Drug Analysis and Authorization of Release of Results for testing • Release of Information Signed for MRO, EAP and ScreenSafe

  13. At The Collection Site • Participant Signs Consent Forms • Collection Site Technician faxes Consent and Release Form Back to ScreenSafe

  14. Testing Procedures • If the test is negative, no further action is taken. • If the test is positive, the Medical Review Officer (MRO) calls participant to validate reason for positive. • If no valid reason found, participant is in violation of policy.

  15. Testing Procedures • Testing will also be done when there is “reasonable suspicion”. • Accelerated testing (follow-up) takes place once a participant has been non-compliant. It is based on MAP evaluation.

  16. Testing Procedures - Safeguards • Integrity of specimens insured by utilization of one collection procedure at all sites • All labs have DHHS certification • All positives confirmed by GC/MS • MRO reviews all drug test positives

  17. Testing Procedures – Safeguards • Urine samples separated into two containers at time of collection • Other forms of testing for participants with confirmed medical conditions

  18. Testing Occasions – Travelers/Portability • These provisions will apply to those individuals working under the portability rules. If a participant is working more than 3 days within a 90 day period. • All traveling craftpersons will be subject to: • Initial testing • Random testing – 10% pool

  19. Testing Occasions - Portability • Craftperson will be allowed to report to work immediately after providing proof of taking required urine test. • A positive test for any prohibited substance results in immediate termination. • Craftperson who tests positive must wait 30 days and have a negative drug screen in order to work in the jurisdiction.

  20. Policy Violations • Policy Violations can include; • Having a positive test result. • Failing to take a test as scheduled • Failure to call the MRO • Failing to keep a scheduled appointment with EAP or • Failing to participate in and/or complete the assigned treatment or education program

  21. Policy Violations • Policy Violations can include (continued); • Substituting another substance or specimen • Providing a dilute specimen for a second time without a valid medical explanation • Providing a urine specimen which shows the presence of an adulterant

  22. Consequences • Upon a first notice of non-compliance; • Participant will be referred to the EAP for evaluation • Participant must complete recommended treatment or education program to stay in compliance • The participant will be placed in an accelerated testing program. • Participant may be returned to work prior to program completion

  23. Consequences • Upon a second notice of non-compliance; • Participant will be referred to the MAP for evaluation • Participant must complete recommended treatment or education program to stay in compliance • Participant may be returned to work prior to program completion • Participant will be suspended or 14 calendar days from employment • The participant will be placed in an accelerated testing program.

  24. Consequences • Upon a third notice of non-compliance within a two-year period from the preceding (second); • Participant will be referred to the EAP for evaluation • Participant must complete recommended treatment or education program • Participant will be suspended for 30 calendar days • Participant may be returned to work prior to program completion • The participant will be placed in an accelerated testing program. • The participant will be required to sign a "Last Chance Agreement" between him/herself and the Alliance.

  25. Consequences • Upon a fourth notice of non-compliance within a two-year period from the preceding (third); • The participant will not be eligible for referral per the UA Standard of Excellence

  26. Non-Compliant Protocol • ScreenSafe will let the Designated Representative know that the participant is unavailable. • ScreenSafe will inform the union hall that the participant is unavailable.

  27. Non-Compliant Protocol • We will ask the contractor to have the member contact ScreenSafe, Inc. • Participants will receive written notices confirming their test results and providing them with information to assist them in returning to compliance.

  28. Implementation of Program • Decide upon a “Helping Program/EAP” • Register all contractors • Identify “Designated Representatives” at all the contractor sites. • Enroll all contractor employees in program. • Participant education • Supervisory training • Initiate testing

  29. Apprentices • Will be in a 100% pool • Will be tested with a hair follicle test on all random tests and urine • Will be in a 10% pool as well • They will tested a minimum of once per year

  30. Apprentices • An Apprentice who is non-compliant will be • Referred to the EAP/MAP • Referred to the Apprentice Coordinator • Suspended from work/school • Possible cancellation from the apprenticeship or training program

  31. Apprentices • Upon a second non-compliance a recommendation will be made to the JATC for cancellation from the apprenticeship or training program