Have you ever wondered if there is a way to ensure that your employees are performing their job duties safely and effectively? Do you have concerns about substance abuse in your workplace? If so, you may want to consider implementing a reasonable suspicion testing program.
DOT reasonable suspicion testing, also known as "for-cause testing" or "probable-cause testing”, is a type of drug and alcohol testing that employers may use to determine whether an employee is using substances while on the job. Unlike random drug testing, a reasonable suspicion test is initiated when an employer has a reasonable belief, based on specific and objective observations that an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The observations could include physical symptoms, behavioral changes, or even reports from other employees.
Here are some physical, psychological, and behavioral signs of substance abuse an employer might watch for in employees:
To conclude, conducting reasonable suspicion drug testing is crucial for maintaining a safe and productive workplace. By identifying employees who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, employers can prevent accidents and injuries, minimize liability, and promote a culture of accountability and responsibility.
goMDnow provides a comprehensive process to help employers conduct reasonable suspicion drug test professionally and efficiently. Our process includes the following steps:
Our process is designed to be flexible and customizable to meet the unique needs of each employer. We work closely with our clients to ensure that the process is conducted in accordance with DOT reasonable drug testing laws and that the employer is fully informed throughout the process.