Drug-free workplace, mandatory policy

1. Preliminary

DOLE Department Order No. 53, Series of 2003 (“DO-53”) provides for the Drug-Free Workplace Policies and Programs Guidelines for the Implementation of a Drug-Free Workplace Polices and Programs for the Private Sector (the “Guidelines”)

2. Coverage

 [T]he… guidelines shall apply to all establishments in the private sector, including their contractors and concessionaires. (Section A[1], DOLE Department Order No. 53, Series of 2003)

3. Formulation of drug-free workplace policies and programs

1) It shall be mandatory for all private establishments employing ten (10) or more workers to formulate and implement drug abuse prevention and control programs in the workplace, including the formulation and adoption of company policies against dangerous drug use. Establishments with less than ten (10) workers are also encouraged to formulate and adopt drug-free policies and programs in the workplace. (Section B[1], Ibid.)

2) The workplace policies and programs shall be prepared jointly by management and labor representatives and shall be made an integral part of the company's occupational safety and health and related workplace programs. (Section B[2], Ibid.)

3) In organized establishments, the workplace policies and programs shall be included as part of the Collective Bargaining Agreements. (Section B[3], Ibid.)

4) Assistance in the formulation and implementation of a Drug-Free Workplace Policies and Programs may be sought from the Tripartite T...

 



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