Case Studies

Drug-Free Workforce Community Initiative

The Working Partners® Drug-Free Workforce Community Initiative (DFWCI) was a public-private partnership between the State of Ohio and Working Partners® to address the economic threat of substance abuse by employees and job seekers in our state to build healthier, stronger, more productive workforces and workplaces based on local needs and, in turn, build a healthier, stronger, more economically-sound Ohio.

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Nationwide Arena Construction

From 1998 to 2000, Nationwide Realty Investors, nationally recognized as a leading developer of large, complex, mixed-use projects, constructed the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  To keep costs down on this self-insured project, they implemented a drug-free workplace program on a grand scale.

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Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Surrounded on three sides by Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio, the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is a family-run bed and breakfast that opened in 1987.  Their decision to operate drug-free program is unique in their industry and challenging in their locale. An in-depth analysis and discussion about their program’s impact were conducted when they considered the ramifications for suspending their program.

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Norwich Township

Norwich Township, one of 17 Townships in Franklin County, Ohio, provides services to members of the greater Hilliard area. The Township employs nearly 100 individuals and provides fire, rescue and EMS services to its residents.  Choosing to operate two drug-free workplace programs simultaneously, one required by the U.S. Department of Transportation and one not, meant they needed a tool to help their supervisors better understand how procedures differed between the two programs.

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The T. Marzetti Company

Headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, The T. Marzetti Company is a food manufacturing company whose quality products are found on the dinner tables of millions of consumers, as well as in top restaurant chains and retailers across the country.  They needed a drug-free workplace program that could be consistently applied and comply with the states’ laws where they operate facilities.

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