3.47 – Drug Free Workplace

Ozarks Technical Community College is committed to provide each of its employees a drug-free workplace. The College will notify each employee that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited at this College and that the penalties for such are covered under Article III, Section 3.32, paragraph B of the Ozarks Technical Community College Policies and Procedures Manual.

  1. Alcohol or Drug Testing
    1. Shall be required when:
      1. Reasonable suspicion exists that an employee is under the influence of any controlled substance, drug, or alcohol while in the workplace.
      2. An accident, near miss, or incident occurs in which safety precautions are violated, or careless acts are performed, and a reasonable suspicion exists that an employee is “under the influence.”
      3. Treatment is needed because of a work-related incident or occupational exposure that results in an injury involving workers’ compensation.
    2. Alcohol or drug testing will involve an initial screening test at a qualified laboratory. If that test result is positive, a second test will be conducted using the original sample. Test results will be kept as confidential as possible.
    3. Positive tests may be grounds for corrective action up to and including termination of employment, based on an evaluation of the results. Results are evaluated on the ability to reconcile the test results with current/active prescriptions and a physician’s documented work release while taking medication. Evaluations shall be made by an appropriately credentialed third-party.
    4. Refusal to submit to testing when a reasonable suspicion has been established, or as required for treatment of a work-related injury, will also result in corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

See Also OTC Policy 3.27 Workers’ Compensation