What Are The Laws And Regulations Regarding Substance Abuse

This 2 minute safety training video covers: How substance abuse can affect a workplace, what is OSHA’s general duty clause, procedures for workplace drug and alcohol testing programs, how to avoid violation of employee’s privacy or other civil rights.

Video Transcript

The federal government requires workers in the transportation industry to be tested for alcohol or other drugs. Many employers have applied these standards to their entire workforce, whether or not employees work on transportation related jobs. There are number of situations that testing is required by the federal government including reasonable suspicion testing. Reasonable suspicion testing is conducted when a training supervisor or company official observes an employee’s behaviour or appearance and suspect that the use of alcohol or other drug maybe occurring on the job.