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Drug-Free Work Place 

Drug-Free Workplace

The Drug-Free Workplace Coalition advocates for safe and healthy work environments and provides practical tools and resources to help businesses, profit and non-profit, implement best practices. Reducing substance abuse related expenses and unhealthy behavior makes a community more viable for business and makes a workforce more productive and proactive. We encourage employees, leaders and businesses to reflect on the value that safe and healthy workplaces bring to the overall community.  Looking for information to use for your organization’s 2010 Drug-Free Work Week recognition? The coalition is pleased to offer the following free and accessible resources.


Online Toolkit Available for 2011 Drug Free Work Week Recognition  (October 17-23)

The Drug-Free Workplace Coalition has posted a free and easily accessible Toolkit at the LaPorte County, Purdue Extension website which is http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/laporte/pages/default.aspx


The Toolkit features:

·         Posters/fact sheets for supervisors & employees

·         Information for business owners & HR professionals

·         Lunch & learn PowerPoint presentations that can be delivered by a company designee or a coalition member.

All materials were developed by the Department of Labor, SAMHSA, The LaPorte County Drug Free Partnership and the Indiana Quitline. The Quitline helps businesses that would like to impact their insurance costs by linking employees to cessation resources.


Tobacco users calling 1-800-QUITNOW receive support from trained counselors and two free weeks of nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. To find out how to enroll as a Quitline “preferred business provider,” call Healthy Communities of LaPorte County at 219-326-6260.

Drug-Free Workplace Coalition Members

·         Nora Akins, Northern Indiana Human Resource Management Association

·         Tim Bietry, Michigan City Chamber of Commerce

·         Jeane Bock, LaPorte County Drug Free Partnership

·         Bill Gertner, Horizon Bank

·         Sandy Gleim, Healthy Communities

·         Allison Goshorn, Purdue Extension

·         Shirley Hamilton, American Licorice

·         Rich Mrozinski, LaPorte County Council

·         John Regetz, Michigan City Economic Development

·         Deb Varnak, LaPorte Savings Bank

·         Mary Wellnitz, Figment Group, Inc.

·         Janet Whitfield-Hyduk, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

·         Dan Wilbur, Purdue North Central

If you would like more information about the Toolkit or have an interest in being a part of the coalition, contact Allison Goshorn, Purdue Extension Educator at 219-324-9407 or agoshorn@purdue.edu 

This Toolkit provides educational information only and should not be used as legal advice. It is highly recommended that an employment attorney be involved in the development of your policy to determine how current and past legal decisions may impact your organization’s liability.

Click here to open the Drug-Free Work Week Toolkit.

Drug-Free Work Week Poster Contest Information