If it was not for Working Partners®, I would be completely lost as well as inefficient in my position as Program Administrator for our drug-free workplace program. Thanks to Working Partners® training and technical support, I am very confident in my role. The Program Administrator course that I took was helpful not only with updating our policy but also with assisting me with the understanding of each and every “will” and “may” in our policy. I walked away from the class feeling confident not only in our policy but also in myself for truly understanding our policy. I recommend the Program Administrator Course to anyone who is just starting a drug-free workplace policy or to someone that is new to the position.

Shane Muzina
Assistant Controller
Acoustic Ceiling and Partition Company of Ohio

Workplace Safety in the Manufacturing Industry

Substance abuse contributes to staggering losses in businesses in the form of absenteeism, health care expenses, theft, lost productivity and the big one – accidents.

In manufacturing, it is estimated that one employee in five is a substance abuser.

In addition to working directly with manufacturing clients, Working Partners® is the endorsed partner of The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA). Working Partners® assists OMA members in reducing the high costs of workplace substance abuse and helps members improve workplace safety, reduce company liability and maximize available workers' compensation discounts.

OMA members receive substantial discounts on all Working Partners® programs and workplace safety services.

Throughout the nation, employers who have a drug-free workplace can take advantage of many workers' compensation premium savings opportunities, including up to 90% premium discount over the course of five years in Ohio. Grant monies, such as Ohio's Safety Grants (up to $10,000 for private sector state-funded companies), are available to assist employers with the costs of operating drug-free.

Whether you are a member of the OMA or not, if you're a manufacturer your company needs an effective drug-free workplace program.

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