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Drug-Free Safety Program
Help prevent on-the-job injuries and illness by integrating drug-free efforts into your overall workplace safety program

Drug Free Safety Program (DFSP) is BWC's voluntary safety program developed to address workplace use and misuse of alcohol and other drugs. It's designed to help state-fund employers more effectively prevent on-the-job injuries and illnesses by integrating drug-free efforts into their overall workplace safety program. DFSP can help employers achieve both long-range safety and cost-saving benefits.

The DFSP at a glance page provides additional details about program levels, participation requirements, and deadlines.

Eligibility requirements

  • Be a private, state-fund employer or a public employer taxing district.
  • Be current as of the application deadline. This means the employer is not more than 45 days past due on any and all premiums, assessments, penalties or monies otherwise due to any fund administered by BWC, including amounts due for retrospective rating.
  • Not have cumulative lapses in workers' comp coverage in excess of 40 days within the 12 months preceding the application deadline.
  • Be in good standing as of the application deadline.
  • Report actual payroll for the preceding policy year, and pay any premium due upon reconciliation of estimated premium and actual premium for that policy year no later than the date set forth in rule 4123-17-14 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

Enrolling in the program

Private employers: Complete the Application for Drug-Free Safety Program (U-140) on or before the last business day in May preceding the policy year that starts July 1.

Public employers: Complete the Application for Drug-Free Safety Program (U-140) on or before the last business day in November preceding the policy year that starts Jan. 1.

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