I think my employee may be using drugs. Can I arrange for him to be randomly tested?
If you have a reasonable suspicion that a DOT-regulated safety-sensitive employee may be using drugs, you are to send him for a Reasonable Suspicion drug test. Your determination to test must be based on specific, contemporaneous, articulable observations concerning the appearance, behavior, speech or body odors of the employee. The supervisor making the Reasonable-Suspicion determination must be trained in reasonable suspicion.
Conducting a “random” test without documentation that shows how the individual was selected could put your company at risk for legal action. See What exactly IS a “random” drug test?
Tim Thoelecke, CSAPA, is the founder of InOut Labs.
InOut Labs is a nationwide provider of employee drug testing services, and your best choice for affordable, direct-to-consumer health tests. Tim Thoelecke is a Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator, Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer and a Certified Professional Collector Trainer, certified in drug and alcohol testing for DOT and non-DOT employers. He is a graduate of Duke University, the Keller Graduate School of Business, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, and he founded InOut Labs to help employers and individuals take control of their health, culture and safety. InOut Labs also provides corporate wellness screenings, flu shot clinics, DNA testing and direct-to-consumer lab tests and B12 shots.
Tim is an enthusiastic networker and enjoys connecting people.
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