Reasonable Suspicion Testing/Training
Prioritizing and protecting a positive work environment
According to a study published by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the annual cost of a single employee with an untreated substance abuse disorder ranges from $2,600 to more than $13,000, depending on the industry.
Identifying substance abuse by employees can be a difficult, sensitive issue. An effective path for employers is requiring those suspected of using illicit drugs to take a drug test. Under most jurisdictions, an employer is permitted to require an employee to undergo a drug test when there is “reasonable suspicion” that an employee is under the influence. Making this determination:
- Is based upon specific, objective, and articulable facts concerning an employee’s appearance, behavior, speech, or body odors.
- According to Cornell Law School, shall be made by a supervisor or company official who is trained in this process, and should be verified by a second management level employee before action is taken.
We Provide Reasonable Suspicion Training
- Training gives employers and supervisors the skills and education needed to make Reasonable Suspicion determinations.
- Proof of training provides an additional line of defense in the event an employee challenges an accusation.
- Our two-hour program session (virtual or in-person) meets Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requirements.
- All company personnel can benefit from this comprehensive industry standard training.
- Content can be abbreviated for organizations that are not required to follow Department of Transportation regulations.
We Can Assist with Follow-Up
With professional counselors on staff, Preferred EAP can become a reliable resource for employees on the long-term road back to peak productivity. Our staff can help by:
- Demonstrating the employer’s commitment to eliminating illegal drug use
- Providing employees opportunity and appropriate assistance for discontinuing drug use
- Providing educational materials to supervisors and employees on drug use issues
- Assisting with confronting employees who have performance and/or conduct problems
- Making referrals to appropriate treatment and rehabilitative facilities
- Following up with individuals during the rehabilitation period to track their progress
- Encouraging successful completion of a counseling program
For more information on reasonable suspicion training, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on drug testing options, contact HealthWorks at 610-969-2972 or email email@example.com.