Employer Takeaways from the National Alcohol Policy Scorecard

Employer Takeaways from the National Alcohol Policy Scorecard from CMM Technology

By: CMM Technology  27-Mar-2014
Keywords: Drug Testing, Drug and Alcohol Testing, Workplace Drug Testing

A balanced scorecard is a strategic business strategy designed to help managers align business activities with the corporate mission. It is a measurement tool for monitoring progress and performance against pre-established goals and can be instrumental in keeping a business focused on end goals within the framework of its vision and mission. Scorecarding can take many forms, but it is always intended to keep the business on tract to reach goals. Therefore, it should be no surprise that there is a scorecard for benchmarking the federal and state governments’ progress in reducing the harms associated with alcohol consumption. However, employers also need to ask themselves how they score on their efforts to maintain drug and alcohol free workplaces. It is not enough to simply put a zero tolerance policy in place. The policy must be supported with solid strategies and procedures that are goal-oriented and regularly measured. In other words, each employer should ask itself: How do we measure up in terms of maintaining a drug and alcohol free workplace? Is the drug and alcohol testing program working? The only way to answer those questions is by setting goals, tracking incidences where substances are involved, and assessing whether goals are being met or whether progress is being made towards those goals. Most employers establishing a drug and alcohol policy will state a zero tolerance policy. Reasonably speaking, why would any employer adopt anything more lenient? However, it may take some effort and time to reach the goal through the adoption and administration of training and development workshops and a drug and a well-managed alcohol testing program. The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) National Alcohol Policy Scoreboard uses a scorecard approach to assess the progress of federal and state governments towards preventing and reducing harms related to alcohol use by comparing actual performance against policy criteria.1 The purpose is to strengthen weak performance and to acknowledge strong results. This same approach can be used by businesses that want to ensure their efforts to maintain drug and alcohol free organisations stay on track.

Keywords: Alcohol Testing Equipment, Drug and Alcohol Testing, Drug Testing, Workplace Drug Testing

Other news and updates from CMM Technology

Electrolyte Imbalance and Withdrawal Symptoms from CMM Technology thumbnail
11-Sep-2014

Electrolyte Imbalance and Withdrawal Symptoms

CMM Technology is the leading suppliers of drug testing, drug test kits, breathalyser calibration, recalibration, screening tests, lion sd400 Perth, alcohol testing Australia, workplace drug testing, breathalyser.


Marijuana and Weakening of Internal Strengths from CMM Technology thumbnail
08-Sep-2014

Marijuana and Weakening of Internal Strengths

CMM Technology's first commitment is to service; utilising the latest technology in impairment, drug and alcohol screening devices.


Drug Testing in Australia’s Water Based Companies from CMM Technology thumbnail
08-Sep-2014

Drug Testing in Australia’s Water Based Companies

CMM Technology's first commitment is to service; utilising the latest technology in impairment, drug and alcohol screening devices.


Taking In All That Is Good from CMM Technology thumbnail
02-Sep-2014

Taking In All That Is Good

Welcome to CMM Technology™ for all your drug & alcohol testing needs. Engineered to comply with industry best practices in workplace drug and alcohol testing.


Ten Contacts for the Weary from CMM Technology thumbnail
02-Sep-2014

Ten Contacts for the Weary

CMM Technology's first commitment is to service; utilising the latest technology in impairment, drug and alcohol screening devices.


It Can Be So from CMM Technology thumbnail
26-Aug-2014

It Can Be So

Leading and enhancing better workplace safety and employee wellbeing practices throughout Australasia. CMM Technology supply drug and alcohol testing and associated consumable products.


The Masks We Wear from CMM Technology thumbnail
26-Aug-2014

The Masks We Wear

CMM Technology is the leading suppliers of drug testing, drug test kits, breathalyser calibration, recalibration, screening tests, lion sd400 Perth, alcohol testing Australia, workplace drug testing.


Wildness and Its Emotionless Spirit from CMM Technology thumbnail
13-Aug-2014

Wildness and Its Emotionless Spirit

Spend some resources on the effective drug test equipment distributed by CMM Technology. We have a reputation to uphold and we are proud to honor it.


Repression and Drinking from CMM Technology thumbnail
13-Aug-2014

Repression and Drinking

CMM Technology can help you out with this. Our products include high quality alcohol breathalyser devices and drug test kits like our Medix integrated pro-split cup 6+6 kit. We even have breathalyser recalibration which is NATA accredited.


Sharing Slices of Your Life from CMM Technology thumbnail
01-Aug-2014

Sharing Slices of Your Life

CMM Technology's first commitment is to service; utilising the latest technology in impairment, drug and alcohol screening devices.


Sitting Down All Day from CMM Technology thumbnail
01-Aug-2014

Sitting Down All Day

CMM Technology is the leading suppliers of drug testing, drug test kits, breathalyser calibration, recalibration, screening tests, lion sd400 Perth.


Commitment in Work without the Pain from CMM Technology thumbnail
29-Jul-2014

Commitment in Work without the Pain

CMM Technology's first commitment is to service; utilising the latest technology in impairment, drug and alcohol screening devices.


Literacy and Your Knowledge Base from CMM Technology thumbnail
29-Jul-2014

Literacy and Your Knowledge Base

CMM Technology is the leading suppliers of drug testing, drug test kits, breathalyser calibration, recalibration, screening tests, lion sd400 Perth, alcohol testing Australia.


Like a Chicken with Its Head Cut Off from CMM Technology thumbnail
24-Jul-2014

Like a Chicken with Its Head Cut Off

CMM Technology's first commitment is to service; utilising the latest technology in impairment, drug and alcohol screening devices.


Weak Separations from CMM Technology thumbnail
24-Jul-2014

Weak Separations

CMM Technology is the leading suppliers of drug testing, drug test kits, breathalyser calibration, recalibration, screening tests, lion sd400 Perth.


Contact details

Unit 12, 3 King Edward St.
Osborne Park, WA, 6017,

Main: 1300 797030
Fax: (08) 9204-2522