DRUG & ALCOHOL POLICY USA
The purpose of this Drug & Alcohol Policy (the “Policy”) is to protect the safety of all Phoenix employees, contractors, the environment, and third parties. Phoenix is committed to ensuring that a safe, healthy, and productive workplace is provided for all employees and contractors.
Employees and contractors of Phoenix must report for work fit for duty, and free from the influence of any drugs (including any prescription drug that could cause impairment) or alcohol that could prevent them from conducting work activities safely and effectively.
This Policy clearly defines the standards to which employees and contractors are held accountable and how we will attest to those standards. Phoenix will also follow and adhere to the mandate as set by our customers and comply with their requirements.
This policy will be maintained and enforced by the Human Resources and Health, Safety & Environment departments.
Every manager and supervisor will undergo Reasonable Suspicion Training to ensure correct recognition of impairments and appropriate response procedures.
Every employee and contractor is responsible for reporting to their supervisor or the HR or HSE departments any suspicions of worker impairment.
Phoenix has a zero tolerance for employees or contractors who work under the influence of alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription drugs which impair the employee’s/contractor’s ability to perform their job safely. No worker will accept relief from another worker if the relieving employee/contractor is believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The worker must notify their supervisor immediately if they suspect an employee or contractor is working or on Phoenix premises under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The consumption, use, manufacture, dispensation, possession, distribution, promotion, transfer, or storage of unauthorized, prohibited, illegal, or controlled substances and/or any substance related paraphernalia while performing Phoenix work or while on Phoenix premises is strictly prohibited. Any employee or contractor found engaging in such illegal activity while at work or on Company premises, including Company vehicles, will have their employment/contract services immediately terminated for just cause.
Employees/contractors under the influence of drugs or alcohol are prohibited from driving Company vehicles. Phoenix will seize the Company vehicle upon charge or conviction of a DUI, loss of a driver’s license, or positive test results.
Any employee/contractor who is prescribed medication must check with their physician or pharmacist to ensure that the medication will not have negative effects on their job performance. Employees/contractors must immediately notify their supervisor if they are taking prescription drugs or non-prescription drugs that may affect their ability to do their job. The supervisor and the HR or HSE Manager will determine whether that individual can remain at work, whether work restrictions are required, and what those work restrictions may be.
Types of Testing and Procedures
Conditional Offer – All potential Phoenix employees will be offered conditional employment subject to testing for drugs and alcohol. All potential Phoenix contractors must also complete a drug and alcohol test. A urine test will be conducted along with a breath alcohol test. Applicants who test positive, without a legitimate medical reason, will be denied employment/contract services at that time. In appropriate circumstances, Phoenix may, in its sole discretion, authorize a retest.
Pre-Access/Site-Access – Phoenix may have customers who mandate Pre-Access or Site-Access drug & alcohol testing. Field employees/contractors will be required to successfully complete drug and alcohol testing before going to the rig site and will be subject to customer on site testing. Phoenix will follow the mandate as set by our customers and comply with their test level requirements.
Random – Random testing will be conducted at all Phoenix locations, through a computer based program. All employees/contractors that are in safety sensitive positions will be included in the list for testing. 25% of these safety sensitive positions will undergo Random drug & alcohol testing on an annual basis. A safety sensitive position is one in which incapacity due to drug or alcohol impairment could result in direct and significant risk of injury to the employee, contractors, others, or the environment, and includes all field and shop positions. Phoenix will follow the mandate as set by our customers and comply with their test level requirements.
Reasonable Suspicion – It is the responsibility of all managers and supervisors to identify any situation in which they have concerns about an individual’s immediate ability to perform their job. If the supervisor has documented reasonable cause to suspect that an employee/contractor is impaired due to alcohol, medication or drugs, the supervisor will immediately notify Phoenix management/HR of the situation and remove the individual from their work environment, as mandated by their completed Reasonable Suspicion Training. Phoenix maintains the right to require the employee/contractor to undergo drug & alcohol testing.
Reasonable Suspicion may include (but is not limited to) one or more of the following:
- Odor of alcohol on breath
- Slurred speech
- Glassy eyes
- Unsteadiness in walking and/or standing
- Flushed face
- Disoriented and/or drowsy
- Accidents, injuries, serious near misses
- Repeated errors in job performance
- Excessive absenteeism or lateness
Post-Accident – Drug and alcohol testing of employees/contractors will be required after an accident/incident and may be required after a near miss. The drug testing shall be conducted within 32 hours of the accident/incident or near miss and alcohol testing within 8 hours. If there is a situation where the tests cannot be conducted, documentation is required.
Positive Test Procedure
Potential employees/contractors who are positive on Conditional Offer screening tests will be encouraged to seek assistance from a substance abuse professional, after which they may reapply for available positions when they can meet the Company requirement.
Employees/contractors who test positive on drug tests as verified by a M.R.O. (Medical Review Officer) or who have a confirmed alcohol concentration of 0.04G or greater, will be informed of the results, may be suspended without pay pending further investigation, and upon review may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment/contract services. Should an addiction problem exist with an employee, they will be accommodated through encouragement to seek rehabilitation from a substance abuse professional.
Refusal To Test Procedure
No employee/contractor shall refuse to submit to a drug or alcohol test. No supervisor shall permit an employee or contractor who refuses to submit for required testing to perform or continue to perform their job functions. An employee/contractor who refuses to submit to a required test will be relieved of their duties, referred to a Substance Abuse Program for assessment and may face disciplinary action or termination of employment/contract services. If an employee/contractor tampers or attempts to tamper with a test sample or obstructs the testing process, they will face disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment/contract services.
Return To Duty
Before returning to duty, an employee/contractor who is returning to work after an assessment by a substance abuse professional must successfully pass a drug and/or alcohol test.
As part of accommodation and rehabilitation efforts, and when a substance abuse professional identifies the need, an employee/contractor will be required to submit to Follow Up drug and/or alcohol testing. Phoenix will determine the frequency of testing and the time period involved.
Phoenix Social Functions
Employees/contractors, their guests, and guests of Phoenix who attend Phoenix sponsored social functions are not to drive or operate their vehicles from such social functions if they consumed alcohol. It is expected that employees/contractors and guests who wish to consume alcohol at Phoenix social functions will make responsible or alternate arrangements for safe transportation. Taxi receipts can be submitted on expense reports or invoices.
Phoenix is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for all employees and contractors.