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Synerquest Management Consultancy Services Inc.

DOLE Accreditation No. 1030-011713-0060


YOUR PARTNER IN YOUR QUEST FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

QUALITY l ENVIRONMENT l SAFETY l HEALTH

Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program


INTENT
To formulate and implement drug abuse prevention and control program in the
workplace, including the formulation and adoption of company policies against
dangerous drug use, in compliance with the mandatory requirement of Article V of
Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as he Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of
2002.
1.0
POLICY
It is the policy of the Company to have a drug free workplace by instituting
programs on drugs prevention and control pursuant to law.
2.0
SCOPE
This policy applies to all regardless of employment status.
3.0
RESPONSIBILITY
The VP for Admin shall be responsible for implementing this policy.
4.0
4.1

GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURE


Drug Testing Program for Employees:
a. The company requires all employees to undergo an annual drug test for
purposes of reducing the risk in the workplace. Strict confidentiality shall be
observed with regards to screening and the screening results.
b. Drug testing should conform to the procedures as prescribed by the
Department of Health (DOH). Only drug testing centers accredited by the DOH
shall be utilized.
c. Drug testing shall consist of both the screening test and the confirmatory
test. Confirmatory test shall be carried out should the screening test turn positive.
The employee concerned must be informed of the test results whether positive or
negative.
d. Where the confirmatory test turns positive, the company shall evaluate the
results and determine the level of care and administrative interventions that can be
extended to the concerned employee.
e. A drug test is valid for one year. Additional drug testing may be required
for just cause as in any of the following cases:
After workplace- related accidents, including near-miss.
Following treatment and rehabilitation to establish fitness for returning
to work/ resumption of job
In the light of clinical findings
f. All cost of drug testing shall be borne by the company

5-A MARILAG ST., UP VILLAGE, QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES 1101


TEL: 4342743 Telefax: 9294834 Cel: 09175051304 E-mail:synerquest@yahoo.com (www.synerquest.com)

4.2. Treatment, Rehabilitation and Referral


a. The drug prevention and control program shall include treatment,
rehabilitation and referral to be provided by the company. It shall also
include employee assistance and counseling programs.
b. Following rehabilitation, the company shall evaluate the fitness of the
drug- dependent employee to resume his job and poses no serious danger
to his co-employee and/ or the workplace.
c. Repeated drug use even after ample opportunity for treatment and
rehabilitation shall be dealt with the corresponding penalties under the
company policy in relation to Republic Act 9165 and its Implementing Rules
and regulations.
4.3 Monitoring and Evaluation
The implementation of the drug- free workplace policies and programs shall be
monitored by the company nurse and evaluated periodically to ensure that the goal
of a drug- free workplace is met.
4.4 Confidentiality
Confidentiality of all information relating to drug tests or to the identification of drug
users in the workplace shall be maintained unless when required by law in case of
overriding public and safety concerns or when authorized in writing by the
employee concerned.
4.5 Consequences of Policy Violations
a. Any employee who uses, possesses, distributes, sells or attempts to sell,
tolerates or transfers dangerous drugs or otherwise commits other lawful acts as
defined under Republic Act 9165 and its implementing Rules and Regulations shall
be dealt with in accordance with the Company policy in relation to the Article 282 of
the Book VI of the Labor Code and under Republic Act 9165 and its implementing
Rules and Regulations.
b. Employees who shall be investigated for violation of this policy shall enjoy
the right to due process pursuant to law.
5.0 EFFECTIVITY: January 2, 2014

Prepared By:

Approved By:

Luzedel Miciel D. Rubina


VP for Admin and Finance

Roberto C. Rubina
President & CEO
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5-A MARILAG ST., UP VILLAGE, QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES 1101


TEL: 4342743 Telefax: 9294834 Cel: 09175051304 E-mail:synerquest@yahoo.com; info@synerquest.com

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