A policy intended to guarantee county employees a drug-free workplace is under consideration by Juab County commissioners.

Glenn Greenhalgh, county economic director, and Randy Freston, county engineer-administrator, presented the two-page certification for commission approval along with a longer policy.The policy will be studied by commissioners and will be reviewed by the county attorney, Don Eyre Jr., and will be voted on in a future commission meeting.

The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 requires employers to provide a drug-free workplace.

An on-going drug-free awareness program will be established to inform employees about the danger of drug abuse in the workplace and the county's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace. Employees will be informed about available drug counseling, rehabilitation and employee assistance programs, and penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations in the workplace.