Drug Free Workplace

7.5%* Discount on Workers' Comp Premiums

The Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce provides the Drugs Don't Work program at a cost of $75 annually to provide the necessary tools to empower business owners to maintain a drug-free workplace.  To obtain drug free workplace certification and qualify for the 7.5% discount on your workers' compensation premiums, you must complete the following steps:


Drugs Don't Work Simplified Check List:

  1.  Institute a substance abuse policy. The program provides English and Spanish translations.
  2. Conduct (limited) drug testing.  Not all employees are required to be tested, however, pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident testing are required. While random drug testing is not required, it is suggested.
  3. Conduct on-going employee education. The program provides a monthly newsletter for employees to equal the required two hours of training annually.
  4. Oversee supervisor education. The program provides newsletters to distribute to supervisors for one hour of annual training.
  5. Post the provided referral list of treatment services.
  6. Submit your application to the State Board of Worker's Compensation annually for Certification.


For more information call 706-745-5789 to speak with one of our Certified Drug Free Workplace Coordinators.  You may also visit www.ddwga.org for more details.


*7.5% Discount available on Worker's Comp Insurance Premiums to all certified Drug Free Workplaces that purchase a premium; if you are self-insured, the 7.5% is from your state assessment fee.