Drug & Alcohol Use

It is DWE's desire to provide a drug-free, healthful, and safe workplace. To promote this goal, employees are required to report to work in appropriate mental and physical condition to perform their jobs in a satisfactory manner.

While on DWE premises and while conducting business-related activities off DWE premises, no employee may use, possess, distribute, sell, or be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. The legal use of prescribed drugs is permitted on the job only if it does not impair an employee's ability to perform the essential functions of the job effectively and in a safe manner that does not endanger other individuals in the workplace.

If an employee has been prescribed medication(s) for a medical condition; the employee must advise Management of what type and what dosages they have been prescribed.  Depending on what has been prescribed by the employees doctor; DWE reserves the right to prevent the employee from working while on certain medications.

Violations of this policy may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination of employment, and/or required participation in a substance abuse rehabilitation or treatment program. Such violations may also have legal consequences. 

Employees with drug or alcohol problems that have not resulted in, and are not the immediate subject of, disciplinary action may request approval to take unpaid time off to participate in a rehabilitation or treatment program. Leave may be granted if the employee agrees to abstain from use of the problem substance; abides by all Wolfford Electric policies, rules, and prohibitions relating to conduct in the workplace; and if granting the leave will not cause DWE any undue hardship. 

Under the Drug-Free Workplace Act, an employee who performs work for a government contract or grant must notify DWE of a criminal conviction for drug-related activity occurring in the workplace. The report must be made within five days of the conviction.

Effective Date: 4/23/2012
Revision Date: 4/23/2012