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November 4, 2008    DOL Home > Compliance Assistance > By Topic > Safety and Health >
Drug-Free Workplaces

Safety and Health in the Workplace:

Drug-Free Workplaces

 Frequently Asked Questions


Employers can protect their businesses from the negative effects of substance abuse in the workplace by developing drug-free workplace programs that educate employees about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse and encourage individuals with related problems to seek help. The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Web site provides employers with free resources and tools to help establish and maintain such programs in order to help protect worker safety and health. However, drug-free workplace programs are not required by any DOL laws or regulations, and DOL does not administer the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.



  • Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace - A U.S. Department of Labor initiative that raises awareness about the impact drugs and alcohol have on the workplace and provides information on how to establish drug-free workplace programs that protect worker safety and health.





  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
    Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace

    200 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Room S-2312
    Washington, DC 20210
    Tel: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365), or 202-693-5919
    TTY: 1-877-889-5627
    Fax: 202-693-5961

  • For questions on DOL laws,
    please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL. Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.
    Tel: 1-866-4-USA-DOL
    TTY: 1-877-889-5627

*Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor's Confidentiality Protocol for Compliance Assistance Inquiries, information provided by a telephone caller will be kept confidential within the bounds of the law. Compliance assistance inquiries will not trigger an inspection, audit, investigation, etc.

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