• Drug-Free Workplace: Trade/Professional Organizations

    The country is dedicated to fight drug and alcohol abuse to ensure that everyone lives in a safe and healthy environment. This includes policies on workplace drug and alcohol testing. There are different organizations around the country that help in creating a drug and alcohol free workplace. They educate and provide help to businesses who must comply with state and federal substance testing programs to avoid harmful effects of substance use and abuse to our body, mind, and environment.

    Here are some of the trade/professional organizations that help in maintaining a drug-free workplace:

    American Association of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO)

    This is a non-profit medical and professional organization that is focused on establishing national standards and certification of those who are involved in the field of drug and alcohol testing programs. They make sure that all Medical Review Officer practitioners meet the standards set for them. They also help physicians involved in substance abuse testing by providing educational materials.

    Building Trades National Drug and Alcohol Program (BTNDAP)

    BTNDAP is a combined effort between management and labor to make a nationwide pool of workers who are pre-qualified for construction work with drug-testing requirements. The program’s goal is to provide employers with contractors who already passed drug and alcohol tests to save time and duplicate tests.

    Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)

    DATIA gathers and provides information on drug-testing technologies and products. They also publish statistics on drug testing and represent the business industry regarding drug and alcohol regulatory and legislative issues. The organization also represents drug and alcohol service providers like laboratories, collection sites, medical review officers, and many more.

    Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)

    EAPA represents employee assistance professionals and the program and services they offer. They represent professionals like labor representatives, consultants, and other professions that specialize in substance abuse in the workplace. The organization also provides information on how to select EA professionals and materials that will help them understand the nature of EA professionals.

    Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA)

    EASNA is an extensive networking association for those involved in the field of Employee Assistance. They provide news and information on how substance use can affect health and performance. They share the use of EA best practices and technologies as well.

    National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)

    NASADAD helps agencies and state governments to design drug policies based on each state’s drug abuse director. They help foster the development of drug and alcohol abuse programs. The directors exchange information about these programs for continuous improvements.

    State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS)

    SAAS is a national organization for alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment providers. They are linked to thousands of prevention and treatment programs around the country. They also work to increase state and federal funding to expand services and improve quality of program services and facilities.


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