Certified Drug Free Workplace

The facts speak for themselves.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Mental Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 70 percent of all substance abusers are employed.

With the support of the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) in 2007, the Kentucky General Assembly enacted HB-267, better known as the Kentucky Drug Free Workplace Program. As a result of rampant drug use and abuse throughout Kentucky, this legislation was designed to encourage employers to implement a program to identify drug and alcohol use in the workplace, educate workers on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and to assist in treatment if drug use is detected.

Although the program is voluntary for employers, the benefits certification improve the quality of work life for employees, reduces workplace accidents, tardiness and absenteeism, and improves the quality of life and the general safety of all citizens throughout the community. The legislation requires that once an employer is certified as Drug Free Workplace by the Kentucky Department of Workers Claims, that employer is to receive a five percent discount on its Workers’ Compensation Insurance premium regardless of its carrier.

As long as the Drug Free Workplace certification remains current, Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS) Workers Compensation policy holders will be eligible to receive the five percent discount on their Workers’ Compensation premiums.

For information please email Joe O'Nan, or call 1-800-876-4552.

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