Workplace drug testing issues – State Laws – Pennsylvania
These categories do not effect DOT regulated drug testing. Government employers should always call for potential additional restrictions on employee drug testing.
Instant or POCT Testing
Medical Review Officer
Always recommended to reduce exposure to liability.
Establish objective criteria that will trigger a post-accident test and how and by whom such tests will be administered.
Address in company policy including refusal to test.
Workers Comp Discount
No compensation when injury caused by employee using illegal drugs.
Yes, Limited Laws
Prohibits smoking of marijuana. Ensure that drug testing policies make it clear that testing positive for an illegal drug – including medical marijuana – is a policy violation, and that the employer reserves the right to take adverse action based upon such test results to the fullest extent permitted under the law.
Report Driver DOT Positives
Pennsylvania has no law addressing drug testing in private employment.
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