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Service Area:
Cuyahoga County
Surrounding Areas

Credentials:
JD • LICDC
ICRC • S.A.P

James R. Columbro
Licensed Attorney

Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor

DOT Certified Substance Abuse Professional

DFWP Employers & Employee Training

Handling Substance Abuse Professionally


Drug Free Workplace  -  It works for everyone

For the employers:  Your employees are your single most valuable asset. For that reason, the health and safety of the workforce is of paramount concern. Good companies take considerable pride in the work there employees perform. While the Company has the greatest respect for the privacy of its employees, it must be understood that a DFWP Company cannot tolerate alcohol and/or drug abuse. Such negligence threatens the ability of the employer to maintain a safe, healthy, and efficient environment, which enhances the welfare of all the employees.

In certain aspects of operations a Company is required to comply with the rules of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Drug Free Saftey Program (DFSP ) formerly the Drug Free Workplace Program (DFWP). In so doing, the Company takes steps to address the problem of substance use that negatively affects the workplace for the safety of the employee, his coworkers and ultimately for the public that consume the products the company makes or the services the company provides. Therefore being concerned with the health and well being of all employees it cannot condone behaviors on the part of employees that relate to substance abuse.

Management, if committed to a Drug-Free Workplace, establishes clear guidelines for acceptable and unacceptable employee behavior for everyone in the workplace and should intend to hold everyone responsible for supporting the policy by implementing

  • A written policy that clearly spells out the program and consequences.
  • Annual substance awareness education for all employees.
  • Training for supervisors regarding their responsibilities.
  • Drug and alcohol testing, is the most effective way to change harmful substance use behaviors that might show itself in the workplace

The director is a licensed attorney able to interpret rule and regulation while drafting your policies to satisfy the statutory requirements of the Ohio Law.

Training is our specialty at Columbro Consultation Services. Our introduction to the Drug-Free Workplace Program does not imply it to be an "I got you program", rather that the program is about safety. Columbro Consultation Service, Inc. can provide that introduction and training.
 

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation Premium Reduction Program demands a written substance abuse policy, Employee educational and supervision training.

Implimentation of the program or refreasher training can be provided on site at reasonable rates and is easily established without using a third party adminsitrator or workers compensation risk managment team.

Call the traininer directly and set your on site training at a time and location convienent for your company.

 

 

 

DFWP

Policy development Employee education Supervisor training Assessment services

COLUMBRO CONSULTATION SERVICES

SERVING INDUSTRY AND EMPLOYERS WHO CARE ABOUT THE MOST VALUABLE ASSET TO THEIR COMPANY—THE EMPLOYEE.

PROVIDING TRAINING FOR SUPERVISORS IMPLIMENTING DFWP POLICY.

OFFERING FOR THE EMPLOYEE TRAINING IN THE IMPLIMENTATION OF DFWP POLICY AS WELL AS ASSESSMENT SERVICES FOR THOSE FOUND IN VIOLATION OF DFWP POLICY.


For the employee:
There are times a reported and then confirmed positive result for the presence of any prohibited controlled substance and/or alcohol may call for termination but can, on the first occasion require the employee to agree to:

  1. an assessment by a Substance Abuse Professional (S.A.P.),
  2. abide by any recommended made by the S.A.P. and that plan of return,
  3. submit to a return to duty test and follow-up testing. The returning employee’s attending substance abuse professional shall determine the frequency and total number of such tests
  4. employees are responsible for any and all costs associated with assessment and treatment not otherwise covered by available health plans.

Columbro Consultation Service, Inc. can provide that S.A.P. service and follow-up on the recommendations made.

Testing is often required if an employee is allowed to return to work under a "second-chance" or "last-chance" agreement.

Columbro Consultation Service, Inc. can provide the terms of that agreement.

At Columbro Consultation Service, Inc., the director James R. Columbro is as a licensed attorney, and licensed independent chemical dependency counselor, tested and certified as a Substance Abuse Professional is ready to help you implement DFWP.

Listed as a recognized provider on the BWC web site at: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/employer/services/SandH/Consulting.asp 

And is recognized by the Greater Cleveland Safety Council as a provider.
Greater Cleveland Safety Council
Tom Rabe
Hanna Building Annex
1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 539
Cleveland, OH
44115

216-621-0059
216-621-0062 (Fax)


Contact us in Westlake, Ohio, for professional consultation services for your DFWP policy development, training needs or employee intervention services.

Employers or Employees in Drug Free Saftey Program or DOT qualifying industry

Employee Assessments, SAP services offered at reasonable rates.

Call the director directly at 440-997-0233