JT Timber Falling, Inc.
Pre-Employment Drug Screening Policy
Any person who applies for employment with JT Timber Falling, Inc. is required to pass a pre-employment drug screening prior to reporting for duty.
Applicants will be tested for their use of commonly-abused controlled substances, including, but not limited to: Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Opiates, Cannabinoids, Cocaine, Methadone, Methaqualone, Phencyclidine (PCP), Propoxyphene, and chemical derivatives of these substances
Applicants must advise the testing lab of all prescription drugs taken in the past month before the test, and to be prepared to show proof of such prescription to testing lab personnel.
Testing Methods and Procedure
All testing will be conducted by a licensed independent medical laboratory, which will follow established testing standards. Testing will be conducted on a urine sample provided by the candidate to the testing laboratory under procedures established by the laboratory to insure privacy of the employee, while protecting against tampering/alteration of the test results.
JT Timber Falling, Inc. will pay for the cost of the testing, including the confirmation of any positive test result by gas chromatography. The testing lab will retain samples in accordance with State law, so that an applicant may request a retest of the sample at his/her own expense if he or she disagrees with the test result.
Refusal to Undergo Testing
Applicants who refuse to submit to a drug test or who fail to show up for a drug test will no longer be considered for employment.
If an applicant tests positive on an initial screening test, the test will be confirmed using gas chromatography. On receipt of the second positive confirmation test, the employment offer will be formally withdrawn and the applicant will be provided with a copy of the test results and the reason why he/she is no longer being considered for employment.
Right to Explain Test Results
All applicants have the right to meet with the testing laboratory personnel, and with the Company, to explain their test results. These discussions shall be considered confidential except that information disclosed in such tests will be communicated to personnel within JT Timber Falling, Inc. or within the Lab who need to know such information in order to make proper decisions regarding the test results or regarding the employment of the individual.
Right to Review Records
JT Timber Falling, Inc. will only provide a copy of test results to candidates who test positive.
All records concerning test results will be kept in medical files which are maintained separately from JT Timber Falling, Inc. personnel files.
Testing laboratories may conduct testing only for substances included on the disclosure list provided to the individual, and may not conduct general testing related to the medical conditions of the individual which are unrelated to drug usage.
Applicants may request a retest of their positive test results, within five (5) working days after notification by JT Timber Falling, Inc. of such positive test result. This retest is at the expense of the individual, unless the original test result is called into question by the retest.
Re-Application and Rehire
JT Timber Falling, Inc. understands that individuals who are rehabilitated drug users or engaged in a supervised drug rehabilitation program and are no longer using drugs are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Therefore, JT Timber Falling, Inc. will consider the applications of candidates who formerly tested positive for drugs if candidates can subsequently show evidence of rehabilitation.