Working Partners® Wayfinder
Helping you navigate your drug-free workplace program
September
2020
As your business continues to react and respond to the impact of COVID-19, remember we are here for you. If you find yourself wondering how your drug-free workplace policy and program fits in, don’t hesitate to reach out. We can help you creatively think through the details. 
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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.

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It's National Recovery Month

It's September which means it's also National Recovery Month. Did you know the workplace can play a role in helping individuals in recovery? A recovery-supportive workplace works to motivate and support employees in recovery while protecting the company and its other employees.

Here are some resources to help you create a workplace culture and operations that reflect an understanding of addiction:

Don't Leave Money on the Table

Employers in participating counties are getting reimbursed by the Bureau of Workers' Compensation for qualifying, drug-free workplace program-related expenses.

- Need to update your policy? Reimbursable.
- Need employee education and supervisor training? Reimbursable.

Reach out to us at 614-337-8200 to find out if you are in a participating county (the BWC is continually adding to the list and their website may not showcase the most recent additions). We’d love to help you take full advantage of the Bureau’s program.

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Upcoming DFSP Deadlines

Private Sector Enrollees



Public Sector Enrollees


Check out BWC's Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding this extension and other COVID-19 related changes.

Upcoming Classes

Employee Education:

Supervisor Training:

 Boost Camp:

OnDemand 24/7 courses for employees & supervisors are always available


CEUs through HRCI, OCILB and SHRM available for select courses.
¿Habla Español?

On-going employee education about alcohol and other drug issues is important.

To help you provide information to Spanish-speaking employees in their native language, we have compiled a library of Spanish articles and resources on topics about alcohol and other drugs including information on prevention, misuse and treatment.

(we also included English versions of the resources)