Does Your House Painting Contractor Have a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy?

A good house painting contractor has a significant interest in ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its crews and the public. To obtain these objectives, and to maintain the level of performance expected of all of their crews, they must share a role in preventing alcohol and substance abuse in the workplace.

By having such a policy it protects you, your property and your family from unsavory workers, also known as pirates or station wagon bandits. While you would think that it is common Sense – You’d be surprised that many companies don’t have a written policy regarding this that they enforce.

Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol on the job poses serious safety and health risks to the user and to those who work or come in contact with the user in the workplace. Accordingly, the use, sale, purchase, transfer, possession or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol in the workplace poses unacceptable risks for safe, healthy and efficient operations and should be grounds for immediate discipline up to and including termination.

With such a policy in effect, as a condition of employment, all employees and trade contractors would be required to abide by such terms.

So, go ahead and ask if your contractor has such a policy in place. A good contractor will be happy that you did, as this allows them to distinguish themselves from the low bidding bandits who do not want to be held to a standard, or to any standard.

Eric is a Vancouver Painting contractor, who is licensed, insured, has his Red Seal Inter-Provincial Ticket. When he is not talking about painting you can find him enjoying a fine cup of JJ Bean Coffee or talking about current events or history.