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Send Your Employees a Safe and Sober Message at Office Parties this Holiday Season

During the holidays, the office is often a place where employees and employers get together to celebrate. Office parties typically mean lots of music, food and drinks. If the drinks include alcohol, however, office parties can have very unfortunate consequences.

The Department of Labor’s Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace program has a special Web page. that addresses steps employers can take during the holiday season and all year round to prevent impaired driving in their communities and send their employees a safe and sober message about office parties and drinking.

Working Partners is a Department of Labor initiative that raises awareness about the impact drugs and alcohol have on the workplace and helps employers develop drug-free workplace programs. All Working Partners tools and resources—including information about how to develop a drug-free workplace policy from start to finish and ready-to-use training and educational materials—are available online.