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If an employee informs the employer that they are using a CBD product, what is the employers responsibility if that employee is in a safety-sensitive position?

The employer’s responsibility is to explain that there is no exception (under DOT regulations) for the use of any product that presents as THC metabolites and exceeds set thresholds on a DOT drug screen. If it is non-DOT, they should refer to the company policy. If the policy accepts CBD oil, then that should be communicated.

Drug and Alcohol Testing related

Can DISA report to the Clearinghouse for me?

Employers must designate DISA as their C/TPA in the Clearinghouse and let us know they want us to report on their behalf so we can update their settings in DISAWorks.

An employer would follow the “accommodation” guidelines as indicated in their employment policy. The corporate HR group should assess whether or not efforts have been appropriate and should indicate when those efforts have been exhausted. Reasonable accommodations are changes made to accommodate a person’s disability, i.e., allowing someone to sit instead of stand, modifying work schedules, modifying work duties, placing an employee on leave until they complete all medication, etc.

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  6. Providing a safe workplace for employees