Drug and Alcohol Policy
TGS prohibits the possession, use, sale, attempted sale, distribution, dispensing, manufacture, purchase, attempted purchase, transfer or cultivation of Illegal or Illicit Drugs on TGS property. TGS also prohibits the improper use of legal drugs and alcohol on TGS property. Employees that are taking prescription medication must consult with their doctor about the medications’ effect on their fitness for duty, their ability to work safely, and must promptly disclose any work restrictions to their HR Representative.
TGS does not condone substance abuse by its employees. However, TGS recognizes that substance abuse is a treatable condition and that, through proper treatment, alcoholism and other drug addictions are recognized as diseases that can be successfully treated. Employees are responsible for acknowledging their substance abuse problem and for seeking and accepting counseling, or rehabilitation assistance, before it impairs their performance or conduct and jeopardizes their employment. If an employee believes that professional help is needed to treat substance abuse, referrals to local counseling and rehabilitation programs can be obtained through your HR Representative. TGS will assist employees who voluntarily seek help for such conditions. Employees may be required to document that they are successfully following the prescribed treatment plans and could be subject to follow-up testing if they hold a position that is safety-sensitive in nature, requires driving, or have previously violated this policy. TGS expects such employees to maintain a satisfactory level of performance and conduct at all times.
TGS prohibits employees from consuming, possessing, selling, distributing, or purchasing alcohol while on the job or on property owned or leased by TGS. An exception to this policy applies to off-site or on-site Company sponsored events, and a written notice of approval should be obtained from senior management prior to the event. Whether attending an on- or off-site function, employees must avoid consuming alcohol in excess and avoid intoxication. Lastly, persons under the local legal drinking age are prohibited from consuming alcohol at any time while on TGS-owned or leased property, and while attending Company-hosted events or TGS business-related functions off-site.
Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol on company property is prohibited. Employees may not report to work, or remain at work, while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. TGS strives to provide its employees with a safe and healthy workplace, and as such, employees who are suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be asked to leave work without further verification. Employees who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, immediate termination. The policy applies to all employees of TGS, regardless of rank or position, and includes contractors, consultants, temporary and part-time employees.
The sale, use, purchase, transfer, or possession of an illegal drug or drug paraphernalia is a violation of the law. TGS will report information concerning these violations to law enforcement officials. All employees are expected to abide by TGS’s drug-free policy.
Chief Executive Officer – TGS
November 2, 2021
“Company Premises” includes, but is not limited to, all buildings, offices, facilities, grounds, parking lots, lockers, places and vehicles owned, leased or managed by Company or on any site on which the Company is conducting business.
“Illegal Drug” means a substance whose use or possession is controlled by national law but that is not being used or possessed under the supervision of a licensed health care professional.
“Influence of Alcohol” means an alcohol concentration equal to or greater than the local legal limit for operating equipment or a motor vehicle, or actions, appearance, speech or bodily odors that reasonably cause a supervisor to conclude that an employee is impaired because of alcohol use.
“Influence of Drugs” means a confirmed positive test result for illegal drug use. In addition, it means the misuse of legal drugs (prescription and possibly over-the-counter) where there is not a valid prescription from a physician for the lawful use of a drug in the course of medical treatment (containers must include the patient’s name, the name of the substance, quantity/amount to be taken, and the period of authorization).