The costs associated with drug and alcohol use in the workplace are far-reaching. Drugs and alcohol not only make a workplace unsafe, but they also threaten a company's bottom line. A solid drug screening program ensures a safe work environment and protects the rights and workplace expectations of everyone involved.
As a supervisor charged with ensuring a drug-free work environment, it is important to know your employees, their typical work habits and when those change. There are distinct clues to watch for when considering a reasonable suspicion determination.
Reasonable suspicion testing requirements are designed to keep impaired employees from injuring themselves or others. The Department of Transportation mandates strict protocols for reasonable suspicion testing that supervisors must follow.
The costs associated with drug and alcohol use in the workplace are far-reaching. Drugs and alcohol not only make a workplace unsafe, they threaten a company's success and impact the wellbeing of both employees and clients.
It is essential for employees to understand drug-screening laws as they pertain to their industry. This lesson outlines the processes and procedures employers, regulated by the Department of Transportation, are required to follow.
The Department of Transportation mandates that employers test for 14 different substances. Employees should be aware that companies can add additional testing panels to the DOT list.