by Senator Karen Mayne
Assistant Senate Minority Whip
Senate District 5
With the signing of Senate Bill 13, our State projects will have a safe environment for our Utah workers. SB 13 provides that random drug testing will be used on all our state construction projects. The problem of drug use in our society and in the workplace poses a threat to us all. The legislation mandates that workers in safety-sensitive areas submit to random drug testing. All workers should have a safe place to work and be protected from harm. The State of Utah has set the standard for responsible hiring and health of our citizens. Many organizations came together to sponsor this bill, all with the desire to keep our sites accident-free.
I would like to thank Workers Compensation Fund of Utah, Associated General Contractors, UDOT, Operating Engineers Local No. 3, AFL-CIO, Utah Manufacturers Association, Drug-Free Workplace Committee, and the many, many contractors who supported this legislation.