A employee who refuses to submit to a required drug test or who receives a verified adulterated or substituted drug test must be immediately removed from performing safety-sensitive functions.The employee may not return to the performance of safety-sensitive duties until the employee successfully completes the return-to-duty process.
Can I refuse to take a drug test at work? The answer is no. A refusal is considered a postive test result.
When a substance abuse professional diagnoses an indivivual with “alcoholism” that driver is medically disqualified and cannot return to driving by completing the SAP’s recommendations. The final step before returning to driving must be an examination by a DOT medical examiner.School bus drivers and municipalities are exemt from medical examinations.For additional information contact Robert W Harelson @ http://www.dot-substanceabuseevaluations.com.
The typical substance abuse evaluation consists of a paper and pen test and a clinical interview.The most commonly used test is the SASSI-3. It good I idea to respond in an honest fashion otherwise the test indicates covert activity. The second part is the clinical interview. Here the evaluator is exploring the drug or alcohol history so that a determination can be made as to whether he is dealing with an isolated incident or a chronic condition. Again the best policy is to be honest in your responses keeping in mind that you are dealing with an experienced professional.
Reason Suspicion drug testing
Your supervisor is trained to identify the signs of substance abuse. He or she can require you to take a drug/alcohol test. You must comply or you are deemed refusing and that constitues a postive result and you will be suspended or fired.