Drug Free Workplace

Drug Free Workplace

​Drug-Free Workplace Program

The Kentucky Regulation, 803 KAR 25:280 was adopted on June 6, 2008. This regulation establishes the requirements for employers to apply and be certified by the Department of Workers’ Claims for implementing a drug-free workplace program.

Maintaining a drug-free workplace demonstrates an employer’s willingness to promote social responsibility while providing a safe working environment for the employees and in exchange, the employer may be eligible and receive economic benefits such as a 5% discount on their workers’ compensation premium.  

This is a voluntary program, it promotes workplace safety, increases productivity, and reduces absenteeism.

The estimated cost of addiction to employers is $81 billion annually due to the loss of productivity, high turnover and increased healthcare costs. 

The Kentucky regulation requires the following:

  1. ​Written policy
  2. Distribution and acknowledgment of employees
  3. Employee assistant program (EAP)
  4. Education and Training
  5. Alcohol and Drug Testing – 11 panel; SAMHSA Approved Lab
  6. Confidentiality
  7. Certification

The regulation, policy, application and poste​r are linked below.  There are no application fees.

For more information contact:

Tara Aziz, Specialist
Drug-Free Workplace Coordinator


Brian Butler, Medical Certification Specialist II

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