Alcohol and Other Drug
As Required by the Drug-free Workplace Act of
1988 (Public Law 101-690)
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
Academy of Art University
The following Drug-Free Workplace Policy is to notify all employees, faculty, and students that
pursuant to the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 101-690) and California
Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990, the Academy of Art University prohibits the unlawful
manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance and alcohol in
the workplace, on school property, or as part of any school activity.
For the purpose of this statement, the site for performance of work done in connection with
grants, and thus the drug-free workplace, consists of all locations where the Academy of Art
University does business. This includes, but is not limited to all lecture classrooms, computer
labs, editing/video labs, parking lot, all administrative offices, dormitories, corridors, storage
rooms, and any space to be added in the future.
The use of narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, or alcohol can cause serious
detriment to a person’s health. The health risks associated with the use of the previously
mentioned drugs include, but are not limited to: convulsions, coma, paralysis, irreversible brain
damage, uncontrollable tremors, fatigue, paranoia, insomnia, possible death and loss of control.
Drug and alcohol use is extremely harmful to a person’s health, interferes with productivity and
alertness, and working while under the influence of drugs or alcohol could be a danger to the
employee, faculty, or student under the influence and fellow workers, faculty, and students.
Described below are some of the additional dangers and symptoms relative to use/abuse:
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