Gazyk | Substance Abuse Policy
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Substance Abuse Policy

Gazyk has the responsibility to maintain a safe and productive work environment free from the adverse effect of alcohol, controlled substances and drugs. Employees who work while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs present a risk to co-workers, Gazyk assets, the community and themselves. Therefore, it is Gazyk policy that any person impaired by the use of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs is prohibited from entering Gazyk facilities, engaging in Gazyk business or operating Gazyk equipment. Also, trading and illegal or unauthorized use or possession of alcohol, controlled substances and drugs is strictly prohibited while on Gazyk premises or engaged in Gazyk business.

Exceptions

This policy does not apply to:

  • The use of prescribed drugs provided these do not affect the person’s ability to perform his/her duties in a safe and productive manner
  • The moderate and responsible consumption of alcohol on non-operational premises or at Company business or social functions or in connection with business travel or entertainment if local law and customs permit, and if allowed by, and under the control of Management.

Searches and Tests

Gazyk reserves the right to conduct at the work site or at the point of departure to, or return from, the work site, in an appropriate manner and without prior announcement, searches of the personal effects, lockers, vehicles and quarters of any person subject to this policy and/or tests of employees, agents and subcontractors.

In particular, such searches or tests shall be conducted under, but not limited to, the following circumstances:

  • Pre-employment or re-employment
  • After an accident
  • Reasonable suspicion
  • Compliance with law or regulation
  • Under a client program
  • After a rehabilitation program

Employee Assistance Program

Gazyk offers employee access to a substance abuse Employee Assistance Program (EAP). It is a self-referral program and operated on a strictly confidential basis through the Gazyk medical organization. In order to avoid disciplinary action, the EAP must be requested prior to discovery of possession or a positive test.

Disciplinary Action

Anybody who refuses to submit to a search or test or is found in violation of the above policy shall be subject to applicable lawful disciplinary action and/or removal from Gazyk property.

Laws and regulations

This policy must be administered and enforced in accordance with applicable laws. In the event of a conflict between any provisions of this policy and applicable laws, the applicable laws shall apply.