CIVIL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION – CDO
DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY
Civil Development Organization’s Commitment
Civil Development Organization, its main office and all its sub offices Iraq drop-in centers, community centers, and any other entities controlled by Civil Development Organization adopts a zero tolerance approach to the abuse of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.
Drug and alcohol abuse has a direct negative impact on the workplace and on the strength of our business as a whole. Employees under the influence of drugs are at a significantly higher risk of being breaching the internal laws of CDO and the human rights and threatening the quality and safety of fellow workers and the operation.
The Drug & Alcohol Policies of Civil Development Organization, its main office and all its sub offices in Iraq, drop-in centers, community centers, and any other entities controlled by Civil Development Organization are established to provide a safe workplace for all Employees and protect the best interests of the organization, its’ beneficiaries and the general public.
All Employees have a shared responsibility for workplace safety and are expected to look out for other Employees, partners, visitors, beneficiaries.
For the purposes of this policy, “CDO” includes all their related, affiliated and subsidiary entities in Iraq.
This policy applies to all employees.
Drug and alcohol abuse has a direct negative impact on the workplace and on the quality of work as a whole. Employees under the influence of alcohol or drugs are at a greater risk of being injured and sustaining more serious injuries than Employees who are sober. The purpose of this policy is to outline protocols for managing and reducing risks associated with alcohol and drug use in the workplace and during work hours.
This policy governs the manufacture, distribution, possession, use or sale of a “controlled substance,” including, but not limited to any of the following items, by any individuals, while on organization Facilities:
• “Controlled substance” means a drug or substance listed in applicable KR-I laws.
• “Illegal or unauthorized drugs” means any drug which is not legally obtainable, which is legally obtainable but has not been legally obtained, outdated prescriptions and any other chemical substances which may affect an individual’s mood, senses, responses, motor functions or alter or affect a person’s perception, performance, judgment, reactions or senses.
• Drug-related paraphernalia.
All persons and items including bags, lockers, and briefcases, are subject to search while on organization offices.
Excluded from this policy are drugs prescribed in the KR-I by Ministry of Health licensed medical practitioner and over-the-counter drugs and inhalants obtained in the KR-I provided that:
• The drugs and inhalants have been legally obtained and are being used for the purpose for which they were prescribed or manufactured; and
• Workplace safety, performance and efficiency are not affected by the employee’s use of the drugs or inhalants.
Employees and other individuals are strictly prohibited from reporting to work or working under the influence of unauthorized or illegal drugs or alcoholic beverages.
Consumption of alcohol, in moderation, at CDO approved or sponsored functions are not prohibited by this policy. In these special circumstances, it is extremely important that all employees exercise moderation, proper judgment and comply with all laws and traffic and safety regulations.
Not with standing, employees are strictly prohibited from operating a CDO vehicle or performing CDO work in a vehicle while intoxicated.
Consent to Search and to Conduct Drug and Alcohol Testing
An employee’s consent to submit to drug and alcohol testing upon request is required as a condition of continued employment. CDO may require a breath or blood test, urinalysis or other form of testing to determine the presence of drugs or alcohol.
An employee’s refusal or failure to submit to alcohol or drug testing shall be considered insubordination.
An admission of being impaired by or under the influence of a controlled substance, illegal drug or alcohol or of having a controlled substance illegal drugs, or alcohol within his/her body, and is grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
The submission of an adulterated, substituted or diluted sample is considered a refusal to submit.
CDO may randomly select employees to submit to a drug or alcohol test to ensure compliance with this policy. The random selection process is completely objective and anonymous. Employees who are randomly selected may be selected for random testing in the future. Employees randomly selected for testing will be required to submit to testing by urine, blood, saliva strip, breath analyzer, or other method.
Reasonable Suspicion Testing and Search
If CDO has reasonable suspicion that an employee has used, possessed or distributed any prohibited items, CDO reserves the right to conduct searches in any work area on or off Organization Facilities for such items. The search may include any person entering Organization Facilities, personal effects, lockers, organization or personal vehicles, baggage or any other items present on Organization Facilities.
Post-Incident Testing and Search
CDO reserves the right to administer drug and alcohol testing or demand that employees submit to drug and alcohol testing immediately after a work-related incident. An employee’s refusal to submit to testing is considered insubordination and it may be presumed that the employee was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.
Return to Work and Fitness for Duty Testing
CDO does not offer return to work or fitness for duty testing, substance abuse expert evaluations or treatment for employees that refuse to submit or fail a drug or alcohol test.
No search or testing of any employee will be conducted without the employee’s consent. However, an employee’s consent to search and testing is required as a condition of employment and refusal to consent will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Employees Who Test Positive or Refuse to Test
Any employee or a contractor having business with CDO who refuses to submit to a urinalysis test, breath test, blood test or search or who is found in possession of or under the influence of any such illegal or unauthorized items without satisfactory explanation will be banned from any Organization Facility and subject to disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination of employment or contract.
Positive Test Results
Refusals to test or positive test results for illegal drugs or alcohol under this policy will be result in immediate termination of employment.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY
I affirm that I have read and understood the CDO Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy and I understand that if I:
(a) engage in the use, sale, possession, distribution or transfer of a controlled substance, illegal drug or alcohol while at work, on Organization Facilities or on work duty,
(b) am discovered with a controlled substance, illegal drug, or drug paraphernalia in my possession during work hours or on Organization Facilities, or
(c) am under the influence of or impaired by a controlled substance, illegal drug or alcohol during work hours or while on Organization Facilities without the permission from a CDO Organization in charge person, that I may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination of employment.
I agree to fully comply with and abide by all rules and regulations set forth in the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy as a condition of continued employment by CDO. I further understand that CDO has the right to request, in accordance with its Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Policy that I submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of continued employment. I understand that refusal to consent to such a drug and alcohol test is insubordination and otherwise may be regarded as an admission by me of being impaired by or under the influence of a controlled substance, illegal drug or alcohol and is thereby grounds for disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination of
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