Meet the Winners of our Company of the Year Award
See how dedication to a drug-free workplace paid off for the winners of the
Company of the Year Award on Workplace Substance-Abuse Prevention – 2014.
At the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace, we believe that a drug-free workplace is a safer, better place to work and do business. A drug-free workplace program also provides a competitive advantage for any business as this year’s winners demonstrate.
So we are proud to announce the three winners of the 2014 contest and share their approaches. These businesses were chosen for their great success stories – and for their ability to inspire other companies.
Katzinger’s Deli – A small employer with a diverse workforce of 38 employees (many within the high-risk 18-25 year demographic according to NSDUH data), Katzinger’s began developing a drug-free workplace program in 2009. By pulling together other local restaurants, Katzinger’s led a push to educate and train restaurant employees as a group. Their results include reduced absenteeism and tardiness, a better customer experience and a 7.1% utilization of employee assistance program services.
Heinzerling Foundation – The special needs of the 208 non-ambulatory individuals with developmental disabilities who reside at Heinzerling made it critical to develop a comprehensive drug-free workplace policy (DFWP) and keep it current and updated. Heinzerling began a drug-free workplace program in 1996 for all 520 staff members and today annual DFWP education is mandatory for Heinzerling Foundation employees, as is supervisor training for all management staff including their top executive staff.
J.B. Hunt Transport – Weeding out drug users before they became drivers and could be “caught” by a positive (urine) drug test required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) started in 2006 for motor carrier J.B. Hunt. To prevent users from beating the system, J.B. Hunt began hair testing, which detects drug use from the past three months, rather than a matter of days or even hours from a urine sample. Fewer than five percent of hair tests came back positive but because of the company’s size, in that group were over 3,200 prospective drivers who never got behind the wheel.