Program Enforcement When Workers Are Not in the Office
Operating a best-practice, comprehensive drug-free workplace (DFWP) program comes with a lot of rules – which is actually a good thing. Clearly articulating expectations around alcohol and other drug use increases the likelihood you’ll maintain a safe and productive workforce, free from the effects of substance misuse.
But there can be a downside to having a lot of rules: enforcement. Let’s face it, if you can’t enforce your program’s rules, it’s hard to operate an effective program. And this issue becomes acute when employees are decentralized, working off-site in the field, at home or traveling for business, particularly if they are on their own without direct supervision.