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Proclamation of the City of Brentwood
Declaring October 14 – 20 Drug-Free Work Week


WHEREAS, the impacts of alcohol and drug abuse are pervasive and widespread effecting communities and businesses large and small and studies show that over 75% of drug & alcohol abusers are employed, potentially increasing risk and decreasing safety in the workplace; and

WHEREAS, companies, organizations and governments with an active Drug-Free Workplace program save lives, reduce risk, increase safety & save money; and

WHEREAS, an active Drug-Free Workplace includes 5 key components: (1) A comprehensive company wide drug policy; (2) Drug testing for pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, and post accident; (3) An Employee Assistance Program or resource referral list; (4) Supervisor training on indicators of alcohol and drug abuse; (5) providing an ongoing employee information and education program; and

WHEREAS, Drug-Free Work Week is promoted by the U.S. Department of Labor to educate employers, employees and the public on the importance of being drug-free as a component of improving workplace safety and health and to encourage workers with alcohol and drug problems to seek help; and

THEREFORE, the City of Brentwood does hereby proclaim October 14 – 20 as DRUG-FREE WORK WEEK.

WE DO ALSO RESOLVE, that during DRUG-FREE WORK WEEK the City of Brentwood will educate employees through pamphlets, flyers and the employee assistance program about the importance of being drug-free as a component of improving workplace safety and health and to encourage those that may have alcohol and drug problems to seek help.


Dated this 9th day of October, 2007


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Robert Taylor
Mayor

 

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