Once you place your first order you get a drug testing membership with Drug Test Today. You free membership gets you 10% off all testing services.
Drug Testing Membership
Employee drug testing services including pre-employment, random, and reasonable suspicion, post accident, return to duty, and follow up employee drug testing is provided nationwide by all of our SAMHSA certified labs.
Employers may, but are not required to, conduct alcohol testing.
As a new hire, you are required to submit to a drug test to comply with a drug testing membership. Only after your employer receives a negative drug test result (and negative alcohol test result – if administered) may you begin your employment with the company. If you are a current employee transferring to another position, the company may require a drug test.
Reasonable suspicion means that one or more trained supervisors reasonably believes or suspects that you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
You are required to submit to any test (whether drug, alcohol or both) that a supervisor requests based on reasonable suspicion. They cannot require testing based on a hunch or guess alone; their suspicion must be based on observations concerning your appearance, behavior, speech and smell that are usually associated with drug or alcohol use.
No manager, supervisor, official or agent may select you for testing just because they want to. Employers must use a truly random selection process.
You are subject to random drug & alcohol testing. Alcohol testing is just prior to, during or just after performing safety-sensitive functions. Depending on the industry specific regulations, you may only be subject to random drug testing. Each employee must have an equal chance to be selected and tested. Just prior to the testing event, you will be notified of your selection and provided enough time to stop performing your safety sensitive function and report to the testing location. Failure to show for a test or interfering with the testing process can be considered a refusal.
If you are involved in an event that meets certain criteria of the company, a post-accident test will be required. You will then have to take a drug test and an alcohol test. You are required to remain available for this testing and are not permitted to refuse testing.
RETURN TO DUTY
If you have violated the prohibited drug & alcohol rules, you are required to take a drug and/or alcohol test before returning to safety-sensitive functions. You are subject to unannounced follow-up testing at least 6 times in the first 12 months following your return to active safety-sensitive service.
The amount of follow-up testing you receive is determined by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and may continue for up to 5 years. This means the SAP will determine how many times you will be tested (at least 6 times in the first year), for how long, and for what substance (i.e. drugs, alcohol, or both).
Your employer is responsible for ensuring that follow-up testing is conducted and completed, and your employer may have a drug testing membership policy that all follow-up tests are collected under direct observation.
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