Substance Abuse Drug Testing Program
1828 N. Meridian Street, suite 115 * Indianapolis, IN 46202 * 317-931-3611
IBEW #481 and the Central Indiana Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) are committed to the safe and efficient performance of work in the electrical contracting industry. The safety and health of employees and the quality of workmanship are of paramount concern.
The use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcohol and/or drugs is inconsistent with the achievement of these objectives, therefore, the parties resolve to combat chemical abuse in any form and encourage every individual in the industry to join in this effort.
Quality Connection’s Substance Abuse program serves the union electrical construction industry with consolidated, “one-stop-shop” program management and test results that are honored by owners, NECA contractors and IBEW #481 electricians.
Confirmed presence of drugs in the system at or above acceptable cut-off levels.
Refusal to test is recorded as a failure. An employer can provide a valid reason not to test to Quality Connection. The only accepted valid reasons not to test are restricted to random tests only with reasons being vacation, working outside the jurisdiction, unemployed or wrong mailing address.
If an employee fails a drug test, the employee will be ineligible for employment for 30 days and will lose income for that 30 day period. In addition, employee must consult with an IU Health Substance Abuse Professional and take a return to duty test with a negative/valid result. The return to duty test will be at employee’s expense.
If an employer employs an ineligible individual employer will be assessed financial penalties for program violations $10 per day per employee for the first 30 days and $50 per day thereafter.