What to look for and what to test for

Complexity: Standard

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: By the book

Complexity: Standard

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.

Testing and DOT-Mandated Next Steps

After meeting with an employee and making the determination of reasonable suspicion, the supervisor should assist the employee in proceeding directly, and safely, to the drug or alcohol screening.