Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
Members of the Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis & Vicinity (CDC) believe it is in the best interest of our contractors and construction consumers to adopt a uniform Drug and Alcohol Testing program and database of tested Members for Union Construction Workers within this jurisdiction.
The programs apply to all employees of contractors signatory to collective bargaining agreements of the CDC. Union Members of the CDC and its member contractors have a vital interest in maintaining safe, healthful and efficient working conditions for its employees. The Employer and the Union share an obligation to construction owners to provide employees who are free from prohibited substances such as drugs and alcohol. The Union also believes it is in their best interests to offer rehabilitation opportunities to an employee who abuses drugs and alcohol.
The objective of this Drug and Alcohol Testing Program is to improve safety, productivity, and morale on all construction sites, and to eliminate duplicate and redundant testing for its Members.
CDC Mandatory Annual Safety Training Requirement
The Carpenters' District Council of St. Louis & Vicinity (CDC) requires all active Carpenters, Millwrights, Floor Layers, Cabinetmakers and Electricians to first obtain their respective 10-Hour OSHA Safety Course qualification. Upon completion of the 10-Hour OSHA, all active Members must then complete the mandatory 8 hours of approved safety training per year. The Annual Safety Training Requirement must be completed each year prior to May 1st. Approved Safety Training courses are listed on our website. Member Training records may also be accessed from our website once logged in to the member's carpdc account.
The CDC Safety Training program is run by the CDC but managed by the Benefit Plans Office. For questions regarding class schedules or how to sign up, please call the Safety Training Department at 314.644.4802 ext 1044, or toll-free at 877.232.3863, ext 1044. In addition, courses and school links can be found from the Home Page of www.carpdc.org from the Skill Advancement menu.