Introducing Working Partners®
Who is Working Partners®?
Working Partners® is a consulting and training firm offering full-service drug-free workplace program development and support services. With more than 17 years' experience, Working Partners® is the recognized leader in the field of DFWP (drug-free workplace).
What Does Working Partners® Do?
Working Partners® provides services and "turnkey" products that allow employers to create and maintain comprehensive, effective drug-free workplace programs.
Developed in consultation with and approved by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Working Partners® offerings include:
- Policy and Program Development, including audit of existing programs/policies and consultation
- Employee Education and Supervisor Training
- Ongoing services, including technical assistance, troubleshooting and critical updates
- Employer Consortium for leveraged buying power and discounts
Why Working Partners® Promotes the Drug-Free Workplace
- According to the most recent studies done by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, fully 79 percent of all substance (drug and alcohol) abusers are in the workforce – an increase of over 10 percent since 1992.
- Drug and alcohol use is involved in up to 50 percent of all workers' compensation claims filed nationwide.
- Employees who abuse substances (on or off the job) work at only two-thirds of their productivity.
- Drug and alcohol abusers increase employer healthcare costs by 300-400 percent as they account for a disproportionate number of medical claims and benefits usage.
- Substance abusers are absent 16 times more often than other workers – causing lost productivity and overwork of non-abusing employees and higher replacement costs.
- Employers who employ substance abusers report more thefts of tools, equipment, office supplies and personal belongings of other workers, as well as other items and expense account fraud.
- Employers who have a drug-free workplace can take advantage of many workers' compensation premium savings opportunities, including up to a 90 percent premium discount in Ohio.
- Several states require compliance with drug-free workplace guidelines, including Ohio, where Ohio House Bill 80 requires all contractors working on state-administered construction projects to operate as a drug-free workplace in order to bid or work on projects, as of January 2003.
- Grant monies, such as Ohio's Safety Grants, are available to assist employers with the costs of operating drug-free.
Who Does Working Partners® Serve?
Working Partners® offers its expertise to all types and sizes of businesses, including manufacturing, construction, service and government. From its base in Columbus, Ohio, Working Partners® serves close to 1,700 clients throughout the United States.
Where is Working Partners® Located?
1653 Brice Road
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614) 337-8200 or 866-354-3397
Fax: (614) 337-0800
The mission of Working Partners® is to assist businesses in the implementation of measures to protect company productivity and profitability and improve the quality of life for their workforces.