An employer may test an employee for cocaine, under any of the following circumstances:
Pre-employment drug test: Passing a drug test is a requirement to begin work.
Random drug test: Statistically random drug testing is the most effective deterrent to drug use in the workplace.
Post-accident drug test: A failed drug test for cocaine following a workplace accident can invalidate a workers comp claim.
Reasonable Suspicion: If the employee has been behaving abnormally and displaying symptoms of cocaine usage, employers can require a cocaine drug test.
Consequences for any failed drug test are described in the company’s substance abuse policy.
Cocaine drug testing is best done through accredited and licensed laboratories that are experts in both onsite and laboratory drug testing.