POLICY: Drug and Alcohol Program
PURPOSE: To provide guidelines for implementing the company drug and alcohol policy. A copy of the company drug and alcohol policy found in the employee handbook is attached.
RESPONSIBILITY: Director of Administration
1. It is the responsibility of all employees to read and understand the policy and procedures regarding drugs and alcohol.
2. All jobsites and office locations will maintain an adequate supply of forms, testing kits, and signs.
3. Drug testing is a pre-employment requirement. Pre-employment applicant screening will require approximately five days to complete. This will require advanced planning for hourly trade employees so that time is allowed for screening. Employee service companies with established drug testing policies compatible with our policy can be used as an emergency labor pool.
4. Testing Procedures
A. Under non-emergency situations (Applicants, Random Testing, Return to Duty, Patterned Observed Unusual Behavior), testing procedures will be as follows:
1. The Director of Administration will instruct the employee/applicant to visit the designated collection site where the appropriate test in accordance with the Drug and Alcohol Program Policy will be performed.
2. Test results will be communicated in accordance with the Drug and Alcohol Program Policy and procedures. The Laboratory will notify the Medical Review Officer of the results of the test. Upon a positive result, the MRO will discuss the results with the employee or applicant by phone or face-to-face. The results will then be communicated to the Substance Abuse Committee. The SAC will decide on appropriate action of dismissal, rehabilitation or guidance for this employee/applicant. Upon a negative test result, the MRO will communicate the results to the SAC. The SAC will advise the Director of Administration of the results.
B. Under emergency situations (serious accident) the testing procedure will be as follows:
1. All steps will be as described above, except the Superintendent will accompany the employee to the collection site immediately following the emergency occurrence.
2. Under extreme emergency conditions where a collection site may not be available, the Superintendent will administer the drug test using an on-site drug testing kit.
3. In the case of injury to an individual requiring treatment from a physician or in an emergency room, the individual will be tested at the location of treatment or, if released without testing, will be accompanied by the Superintendent to the designated collection site within 32 hours.