FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Associated Builders and Contractors of OK Opposes SQ 788
SQ 788 Creates Major Workplace Safety Concerns for Construction Job Sites

Tulsa, OK, June 14, 2018 Today, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma announced their formal opposition to SQ 788. President and CEO, John Smaligo, stated “the so-called “medical” marijuana ballot question creates serious concerns for workplace safety for our member companies, their employees and the public.” Additionally, the group cited the fact that the details of the law seriously impede the ability for employers to maintain a drug-free workplace. Smaligo added, “this legislation would seriously impede, if not entirely eliminate our member companies’ ability to prevent drug impaired employees from being removed from operating heavy equipment or even being hired in the first place.”

ABC of Oklahoma strongly opposes SQ 788 and will continue to work to improve workplace safety into the future.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma is the preeminent construction trade association providing value to ALL segments of business involved in the commercial, industrial and infrastructure construction industry in Oklahoma.

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