Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Testing
When an employee's actions or behavior threaten workplace safety or performance, employers may determine that reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing is indicated. Rather than making a clinical diagnosis of a substance abuse problem, the employer should make this determination based upon objective criteria that can be articulated clearly. For example, if an employee’s behavior or physical appearance suggests current intoxication or drug use due to slurred speech, stumbling, or the smell of alcohol or drugs, the basis for reasonable suspicion can be formed, and an immediate test can be ordered.
If you decide to request an employee to undergo drug and alcohol testing based on reasonable suspicion, call us at (888) 407-7650. We can arrange for testing at one of our clinics, or we can deploy somebody to your place of business to conduct the testing on-site.