Workplace Issues

  • Employees who fall under Federal guidelines such as the Department of Transportation’s testing regulations are prohibited from using opiates without a current medical prescription.
  • Many employers also have work rules requiring the employee to disclose if they are taking any sedating medications that could impact their ability to work safely.
  • The addictive nature and cost can lead to workplace theft and/or dealing.
  • Mental clouding and drowsiness pose a fitness-for-duty concern.
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