Employees are Eddie Edwards Signs’ most valuable resource, and their health and safety is, therefore,
a serious concern. It is the policy of Eddie Edwards Signs to prevent substance use or abuse from
having an adverse effect on our employees and the safety of our workplace. Eddie Edwards Signs
maintains that the work environment is safer and more productive without the presence of illegal drugs
or inappropriate over-the-counter or prescription medications in the body or on company property.
Furthermore, employees have a right to work in a drug-free environment and to work with persons free
from the effects of drugs. Employees who use drugs are a danger to themselves, co-workers, and
Eddie Edwards Signs’ assets.
The adverse impact of substance-abusing employees has been recognized by the federal government.
Eddie Edwards Signs is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace as required by the Drug-Free
Workplace Act of 1988. All employees are advised that remaining drug free is a condition of continued
employment with Eddie Edwards Signs.
It is, therefore, the policy of Eddie Edwards Signs, Inc. that the use, sale, purchase, transfer,
possession or presence in one’s system of any controlled substance (except medically prescribed
drugs) by any person while on Eddie Edwards Signs’ premises, engaged in company business or while
operating company equipment is strictly prohibited. Compliance with this Policy is a condition of
continued employment with Eddie Edwards Signs, Inc. Any violation of this prohibition will result in
appropriate disciplinary action which may include termination of employment.
It is a further condition of employment that each employee must notify Eddie Edwards Signs of any
criminal drug statute conviction for a violation which occurred on or in Eddie Edwards Signs property.
Such notification must be made no later than five (5) days after such conviction.
In compliance with federal regulations promulgated by the United States Department of Transportation,
all mechanics and drivers of company vehicles shall be subject to a drug testing program. Additionally,
as a condition of employment, job applicants for the position of driver or mechanic may be subject to a
complete urinalysis examination and compliance with this policy and procedure prior to being hired.
The execution and enforcement of this policy shall follow set procedures to screen body fluids and to
search all job applicants for drug use, as well as those current employees suspected of violating this
policy, who are involved in on-the-job accidents or who are periodically or randomly selected pursuant
to these procedure. These procedures are designed not only to detect violations of this policy but to
ensure fairness to each individual. Every effort will be made to maintain the dignity of employees or
applicants involved. Disciplinary action will, however, be taken as necessary.
Neither this policy nor any of its terms are intended to create a contract of employment, to alter in any
way existing employment relationships or to contain the terms of any contract of employment. Eddie
Edwards Signs retains the sole right to change, amend or modify any term or provision of this policy