SEC. 71-3-215. [Education program on alcohol and drug abuse.]
An employer must provide all employees with an education program on alcohol and other drug abuse prior to instituting a private sector drug-free workplace program under this act. Also, an employer must provide all employees with an annual education program on alcohol and other drug abuse, in general, and its effects on the workplace, specifically. An education program for a minimum of one (1) hour should include, but is not limited to, the following information:
(a) The explanation of the disease of addiction for alcohol and other drugs;
(b) The effects and dangers of the commonly abused substances in the workplace; and
(c) The company's policies and procedures regarding alcohol and other drug use or abuse in the workplace and how employees who wish to obtain substance abuse treatment can do so.
SOURCES: 1997 Laws, Chapter 455, Sec. 8, SB2811, Effective July 1, 1997.