Reasonable Suspicion 

Alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace causes many expensive problems for businesses and industries ranging from lost productivity to injuries and an increase in health insurance claims. Drug testing has proven to be an effective deterrent to drug abuse. With the help of ScreenSafe, Inc., your organization can implement a program that is minimally intrusive and highly effective. Together we can strive to make your workplace safer and more productive. 

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Do's and Don'ts for Dealing

With Suspected Substance Abuse 

Do

Focus on job performance ONLY

 

Remain consistent in applying your company's policy

 

Support what you say with objective observations of behavior


Stay consistent in your use of job standards and job expectations


Act in a calm, objective manner


Keep any conversation or action taken with an employee as private as possible


Discuss an employee's suspected problems only on a need to know basis

Don't 

Ignore troubled employees and hope that the problem will go away

 

Try to diagnose the problem

 

Play Counselor


Moralize


Be misled by an employee's sympathy-evoking tactics


Cover up for an employee


Allow exceptions for one employee and deny exceptions to another


Publicly confront or take disciplinary action against an employee suspected of substance abuse


Lose your temper, get emotional, or use generalizations when confronting an employee