Drug abuse is a serious problem that affects employee safety and the security of overall operations of Henner Tank Lines, Inc. We make no moral judgments about employee lifestyle choices, but we have a “zero-tolerance” policy about the use of controlled substances in our workplace. We consider this to be a major operating policy and we enforce it on a nondiscriminatory basis.
To carry out this policy, we reserve the right to conduct drug testing following rules adapted from regulations issued by the U.S. Government. We will not engage in any debate over the fairness, legality, or propriety of drug testing – this issue has been well-settled by the courts.
Our drug-testing program uses recognized professionals and the services of a “Medical Review Officer or MRO (a licensed physician) and is focused on five drugs of abuse: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (morphine and codeine), amphetamines, and phencyclidine (PCP).
Drug testing will be done:
• As part of pre-employment screening;
• Immediately after any accident during work time on company premises or in company vehicles;
• Based on reasonable suspicion or cause;
• Upon release from extended confinement in a medical facility;
• On a random, “no-notice” basis.
Random testing will be conducted in a way that every 12 months, at least half of our workforce will be tested. No personal identifying information (other than an employee’s Social Security number) will be provided to drug testing laboratories or technicians.
Tested employees will be given access to their test records and to any records containing the results of relevant certification, review, or revocation-of-certification proceedings.
Job applicants cannot be hired if they test positive for illegal drug use. Employees who refuse to be tested or who test positive for illegal drugs will be considered medically unfit for employment at Henner Tank Lines, Inc. until they have entered a recognized drug treatment program – the cost of which will be paid for by Henner Tank Lines, Inc.
They will not be permitted to perform any work until they:
• No longer use controlled substances;
• Test negative for use of controlled substances;
• Are medically re-certified as being “drug-free”;
• Continue to participate in any drug rehabilitation program of after-care required by Henner Tank Lines, Inc.;
• Agree to be subject to follow-up testing for up to 60 months after returning to duty.
No employee who tests positive for drug use has an automatic right to offered an opportunity for rehabilitation. If an employee is using an “over-the-counter” (or other medication under the supervision of a licensed physician) that causes a positive result on a drug test, should ask to have our MRO consult with their physician. Henner Tank Lines, Inc. has - as an integral part of our overall Employee Assistance program - developed a plan for providing drug education and training for all employees, including supervisory personnel and other management officials.
Employees who use controlled substances – on a chronic or recreational basis – are encouraged to speak confidentially to their supervisor or to any other member of management so Henner Tank Lines, Inc. can deal with drug problems on a discreet, confidential basis. Once again, this is a major operating policy of Henner Tank Lines, Inc., and we expect the full cooperation of all employees in maintaining our drug-free workplace.