How Long After An Accident At Work Can They Drug Test You?

Do you get drug tested after an accident?

Your post-accident protocol must be clearly stated in your drug and alcohol policy.

However, according to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), automatic post-accident drug testing is illegal..

Does OSHA require drug testing after an accident?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has clarified its position that post-accident drug testing is not prohibited under the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule. … Random drug testing. Drug testing unrelated to the reporting of a work-related injury or illness.

If the employer has reasonable basis for believing that drug use by the reporting employee could have contributed to the work-related injury or illness, then the employer may drug test that employee.

What happens if you refuse to take a drug test at work?

Certificates and licenses could be revoked, suspended or restricted if an employee refuses to take the test. Things are a lot different in non-regulated industries. There is actually no federal law that requires employees to submit to drug testing. There are, however, state laws that could apply.