Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP)
The end of DFWP
BWC will phase out DFWP effective July 1, 2010. The new program, DFSP,
will be available for employers the same day with many of the same features
as DFWP. The new program will be easier to understand and implement, more actuarially
sound and more effective. DFSP relies upon better integration of an employer’s
drug-free efforts with its comprehensive workplace safety program. DFSP provides a
long-term discount for an unlimited number of years of participation as well as
in-and-out-of-the-program privileges to provide greater flexibility for employers.
Private employers will be eligible for DFSP beginning July 1, 2010, and may
choose to wait to participate until the January program year. Public employers will
be eligible beginning Jan. 1, 2011.
Correspondence for employers currently participating in DFWP
We'll send correspondence to employers participating in the July 1, 2009, program year
to let them know when they'll receive their last DFWP discount (approximately the end
of August 2010). To keep the July 1, 2009, program year discounts, employers must meet
all program requirements.
current DFWP and DF-EZ participants
Making the switch to DFSP
If you are currently participating in DFWP for the July 1, 2009, program year, you
only need to complete the new Application for Drug-Free Safety Program (U-140)
to participate in the new program. Indicate on the application whether you want to
participate at the basic or advanced level. If you do not choose to participate in
DFSP, simply e-mail employer programs
to let us know.
To learn more about DFSP, its benefits and how to select a program level that suits
you, click on the link below.