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October 10th-15th is National Drug Free Work Week

Substance use and abuse among workers Substance abuse by employees results in: • Higher health care expenses for injuries and illnesses; • Higher rates of absenteeism; • Reductions in job productivity and performance; • More workers’ compensation and disability claims; and • Safety and other risks for employers.
Download: Substance Abuse in the Workplace Fact Sheet 073115.pdf

What are the rewards of being an ORB volunteer?

“It’s satisfying to help my fellow brothers and sisters keep their jobs.” –Kalynn Dawson, Western Division ORB captain

How is an ORB volunteer similar to a concerned friend?

“I find that ORB volunteers have a natural inclination to help others - our concern for others is genuine.” –Rory Black, Southern Division peer advocate

What are the rewards of being an ORB volunteer?

“Experiencing a positive outcome for employees with various problems.” -Voncille Holman, New York Division captain

How is an ORB volunteer similar to a concerned friend?

“An ORB volunteer is looking out for your best interest, your health and well being as well as your job.” –David Vaden, New York Division steering committee member

McKenna brings experience to labor coordinator role

     A 41-year railroad employee, Labor Coordinator Mike McKenna remembers the Chase, Maryland, Conrail crash in 1987 when a Conrail employee ran three red signals and was hit by an Amtrak passenger train. “The crash changed the way the railroad thought about drugs and alcohol,” he said.
Eveland keeps it confidential

    Labor Coordinator Barry Eveland’s curiosity led him to become involved with Operation RedBlock. Five years ago he began working at the Wilmington, Delaware, Consolidated National Operating Center. The one exception to the large open office spaces was a private area with a red phone.
Henderson doesn't judge

     As a 25-year employee, Martha Henderson, ORB labor coordinator-West, has worked in a variety of jobs, including reservations, baggage, ticket sales and customer relations. Since May 2012 she has supported ORB as a labor coordinator.     “Knowing that you’re helping someone is rewarding,” she said.

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Operation RedBlock Supports Drug Free Work Week
Working Drug Free Works!
Martha Henderson
Labor Coordinator-West
Mike McKenna
Labor Coordinator-Central and Southern
Operation Roadblock volunteers are silent warriors seeking to simply help coworkers through tough spots. Confidentiality is the cornerstone.
Barry Eveland
Labor Coordinator-East
Operation RedBlock
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