OSHA clarifies guidance, drug testing is permissible if done right.
In a ruling to take effect November 1, 2016, OSHA bans blanket testing after a workplace injury. Company policies which require all workers to be tested when seeking treatment for a work injury are considered “retaliatory” by OSHA, and so are not allowable. This ruling does not apply to DOT or other government regulated testing. […]
Revised 10/31/2018 for clarity and completeness Workplace Drug Testing must be based on a formal company policy. Many employees are subject to testing for illicit drugs use and alcohol intoxication as a condition of employment. It is important for employers who require such testing to have in place a written policy defining who will be […]
(Revised for readability Nov 10 2018) Observation is either required, or not allowed, in mandated testing. Under some circumstances, collection of urine specimens for drugs screening must be observed directly by collection personnel. Observation must be by a person of the same gender as the testing subject. This is an important factor in choosing a […]
In urine drugs testing, collection of the specimen is critically important . If drivers are in Northern California and able to have testing and specimen collection performed at our parent company, Occupational Health Services, you can be assured that all collectors and alcohol testing technicians are qualified, experienced, and certified. However, if testing might be […]