Kaua‘i contractors, lab team to promote drug-free workplaces

NUKOLI‘I — The Contractors Association of Kaua‘i and Diagnostic Laboratory Services signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday night n support of drug-free workplaces.

The organizations will be working together to advise and educate Contractors Association members on the actions, procedures and resources that help keep drugs out of the workplaces.

Contractors Association President Maile Bryan and Cark Linden, scientific director of Diagnostic Laboratory Services, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.

“We are pleased to present this valuable service to our membership,” Bryan said. “A drug-free, safe workplace for our members and their employees are high-priority concerns.”

Bryan said the memorandum will address pre-employment testing, random testing, testing for federal Commercial Drivers License requirements, post-accident testing and job-site collection and testing.

The memorandum was done during the Contractors Association general membership meeting attended by Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona and Kaua‘i Police Chief Darryl Perry.

Aiona spoke on the state of Hawai‘i’s economy and the eight students who shared $8,500 in scholarship funds from the association.

The Contractors Association was established in 1957 as a trade association of licensed contractors, suppliers and businesses affiliated with the construction industry on Kaua‘i.

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