Navigation Links
U.S. Secretary of Labor launches Drug-Free Work Week

Activities to occur nationwide October 14 through 20

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao today announced the start of the second annual Drug-Free Work Week, which will begin on October 14 and run through October 20. A collaborative effort of the department and its Drug-Free Workplace Alliance, the campaign promotes the importance of being drug-free to keeping workplaces safe.

"Drug-free workplaces are safer workplaces for workers," said Secretary Chao. "Partners in our Drug-Free Workplace Alliance will be promoting effective programs focused on detection, deterrence and assistance for workers who need help."

The department, alliance members and other organizations across the nation are bringing the Drug-Free Work Week themes to life through a variety of educational activities. These activities are designed to help employers, supervisors and workers learn how to implement effective drug-free workplace programs, focusing on detection and deterrence, while also offering assistance and support for workers who may have problems with alcohol or drugs.

The fact that most drug and alcohol abusers work makes workplace substance abuse an issue that employers and employees cannot afford to ignore. About 75 percent of the nation's illicit drug users (or 13.4 million people) and 79 percent of heavy alcohol users (or 12.9 million people) are employed either full-time or part-time in the adult workforce, according to a 2006 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. By implementing and enforcing drug-free workplace programs, employers can combat on-the-job drug and alcohol misuse, and protect worker safety and health.

In observance of Drug-Free Work Week, the department's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace program is distributing various educational materials, including fact sheets, "toolbox talks" for construction sites, and posters and stickers with the slogan "working drug free works." Materials and ideas about how to promote drug-free workplace messages -- during the campaign and throughout the year -- are available on the department's Working Partners Web site at

U.S. Department of Labor releases are accessible on the Internet at The information in this news release will be made available in alternate format (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office upon request. Please specify which news release when placing your request at (202) 693-7828 or TTY (202) 693-7755. The Labor Department is committed to providing America's employers and employees with easy access to understandable information on how to comply with its laws and regulations. For more information, please visit

SOURCE U.S. Department of Labor
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. HSS Secretary Talks About Management of Bird Flu Pandemic
2. UN Secretary Emphasize Action Against Tuberculosis
3. White House Press Secretary to Battle Second Round of Colon Cancer
4. Health Secretary Apologizes For Failed Online Recruitment System
5. UN Secretary General Urges G8 Summit to Act on Climate Change
6. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Renews Goal To Reverse Spread of HIV by 2015
7. Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and Delivery
8. Mexico and US border attain a new outlook due to BiNational Sustainability Laboratory
9. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories to challenge patents on drug
10. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories launches Hyalosy
11. AAI Pharma Files Lawsuit Against Dr. Reddys Laboratories
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of ... collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event ... wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, ... and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints ... for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story ... the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation ... has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, Dr. ... Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to suffer ... Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad ... comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)...   Montrium , an industry leader in ... IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness Conference ... Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization (CRO), ... to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve compliance ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... Pa. , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen ... a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and ... seeking approval of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately ... letter indicates additional clinical data are needed to further ... moderately to severely active RA. ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... SAN DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2017 ... ll medical device is now successfully helping those with ... Union. Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in ... getting dressed and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep ... body in painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: