Tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs

Use these resources to create workplaces that are free of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about alcohol in the workplace and other safety topics.

Online Trainings

Total Worker Health®: Tobacco

Find out the many ways avoiding tobacco makes someone healthier and how to help employees change their tobacco behavior in this short training.

5 minutes

Tobacco-free workplaces

Tobacco is still the number one cause of preventable death and disease. It's also a leading cause of lost work time-more than alcohol abuse or family emergencies. Quitting smoking, or even just cutting back, improves a worker's productivity.


Avoid tobacco
This guide provides employers with ideas for supporting a tobacco free workplace.

What does avoiding tobacco do for you? (8.5 x 11) (11 x 17)
This poster offers evidence-based information on the health benefits of avoiding tobacco. 

Oregon's Indoor Clean Air Law (Oregon Health Authority)
Learn the requirements and find resources for providing a smoke-free and vape-free workplace.

Promote cessation (American Lung Assoc.)
Seventy percent of smokers say they want to quit. 800.QUIT.NOW provides telephone-based cessation counseling and includes programs for non-English speakers, youth, and other specific populations. Call 800.QUIT.NOW (800.784.8669) or visit quitnow.net/oregon.   The American Lung Association site provides information about Freedom From Smoking, their smoking cessation program, and walks you through how to provide a comprehensive tobacco cessation benefit.  

Next steps Want to do even more? Many Oregon businesses are making tobacco-free workplaces part of their business plan. Find out more at smokefreeoregon.com

Drug-free and alcohol-free workplaces

NIOSH confronts the opioid crisis (NIOSH)
Using Total Worker Health® principles, NIOSH has developed this framework for workers and employers to use when confronting the opioid crisis together.

Making your workplace drug-free (SAMHSA) 
This comprehensive guide contains resources to help employers assess workplace needs, develop policies, conduct testing, provide training, and establish prevention programs.

Testing for nonmedical substances of abuse in Oregon (Oregon Health Authority)
Provides guidance for employers who conduct workplace screening.

Marijuana in the workplace

Marijuana in the workplace
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions, along with summaries of relevant court cases. (Oregon Labor Law Center)