Five construction-related trade associations, including ABC and AGC, have teamed up to help companies implement drug- and alcohol-free policies.

The Construction Coalition for a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace is comprised of the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Associated General Contractors of America, the Construction Industry Round Table, the Construction Users’ Roundtable, and the Women Construction Owners & Executives.

The coalition says its mission is to create a substance abuse-free construction industry by providing companies and organizations with the resources necessary to implement anti-drug and alcohol policies into their business practices.

“We are driving an industry toward world-class safety,” said ABC President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman. “If we want to have an industry that is world class in safety, we have to start with a rock-solid foundation that includes an environment free of drugs and substance abuse. This coalition is a way to help companies build that foundation so we can continue toward our goal of eliminating all fatalities on construction worksites.”
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CCDAFW launched a nationwide effort urging construction-related firms and organizations to sign an online pledge signifying they will create and maintain a workplace without substance abuse. In addition to listing current pledge signatories, the CCDAFW website, www.drugfreeconstruction.org, includes educational materials and state-by-state policies for substance abuse testing.