Drug Free Workplace

In an ongoing commitment to a safe and healthy workplace and educational environment, Dominican College is in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.

The use of alcohol or any other drug can lead to serious health risks, increase the likelihood of accidents, impair judgment and cause other life threatening situations. Any employee who reports to work while under the influence of drugs or alcohol runs the risk of endangering his or her safety and the safety of others, damaging personal or College property, and causing a loss of productivity and workplace morale. It is therefore important that all employees understand and comply with the College’s Drug-free Workplace Policy.

Employees on campus or conducting business on behalf of the College regardless of location are prohibited from all of the following:

  • Unauthorized use, possession, purchase, sale, manufacture, distribution, transportation, or dispensation of any controlled substance;
  • Reporting to work while under the influence of alcohol or another controlled substance. Controlled substances include, but are not limited to narcotics (such as heroin and morphine), cannabis (marijuana, hashish), stimulants (cocaine and amphetamines), depressants (tranquilizers) with the exception of a doctor’s prescription, and hallucinogens (PCP, LDS, and “designer drugs”);
  • Use, possession, purchase, sale, manufacture, distribution, transportation, or dispensation of a legal drug in an illegal way;
  • Reporting to work while impaired by the use of legal drugs whenever such impairment might subsequently interfere with job performance, pose a threat to the employee’s safety, or to the safety of others.

It is the responsibility of all employees to ensure that the work environment is free of alcohol and drugs. Any faculty, administrator, staff member, or student employee who has knowledge of the violation of this policy by another employee are requested to report it immediately to the employee’s supervisor or Human Resources.