Oklahoma – State Law Drug & Alcohol Testing Issues at a Glance

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1) Summary
Mandatory Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing Act
2) Workers Compensation Voluntary Premium Reduction State (if yes see below)
3) Employers Covered by Federal Drug Free Workplace Act
Mandatory Act
4) State Constitution Privacy Provision
5) Penalties and Remedies for Employer Non-Compliance
6) Significant Testing Restrictions
7) Disability Coverage
8) Drug and Alcohol Testing Restrictions
9) Worker’s Compensation Disqualification Laws
10) Unemployment Compensation Disqualification Laws
11) Alcohol Cut-off Levels
12) Substances Allowed for Testing
Amphetamines, marijuana; opiates, cocaine, phencyclidine, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methaqualone, semi-synthetic and synthetic narcotics (methadone, proxpoxyphene, oxycodone)
· Substances Cut-off Levels
Urine:  Amphetamines 1000/500, marijuana 50/15,  opiate 2000/2000, cocaine 300/150, phenecyclidine 25/25, barbiturates 300/300, benzodiazepines 300/300, methaqualone 300/300, semi-synthectic and synthetic narcotics 300/300  Hair: THC 10 pg/10 mg; cocaine 5 ng/10mg; opiates including codeine & morphine 5 ng/10mg; PCP 3 ng/10 mg; amphetamines  including methamphetamines 5 ng/10mg
13) Drug Specimen Types
Urine or Hair
14) Types of Drug Testing and Restrictions
· Pre Employment
· Reasonable Cause
Permitted when employer has reasonable suspicion
· Random
· Post Accident
Permitted if an employer has reasonable suspicion that property damage in excess of $500 or a work-related injury was the direct result of an employee’s use of drugs or alcohol
· Follow-up Testing
15) Restrictions on Types of Workplace Drug Tests
16) Collection Procedures
· Generally
· Observed Collections
Direct observation of a urine sample is not allowed; provided, however, collection is performed in a manner to prevent substitution or interference with the collection or testing of reliable samples
· Split Specimen
Yes (employees and applicants)
17) Drug Testing Falsification Law
18) Point-of-Collection Device
· Urine
· Oral Fluids
19) Safety-Sensitive Restriction
20) Laboratory Based Testing
· Laboratory Certifications
                        HHS, CAP or licensed by Dept of Health
· Oral Fluids
· Hair Testing
21) Notification of Test Results
Not Specified
22) Rehabilitation Requirements
23) Retest Required
24) Wage Payment Requirements
Employer Responsibility
25) Disciplinary Action Restriction
26) State CDL DMV Reporting
27) State Medical Marijuana Laws
28) Union Agreements
29) Unique to State Issues
30) State Enforcement Agency
31) Web Resources
32) Significant Case Authority

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PocketPart40 Editors:

Tommy Eden is a management labor & employment law attorney with Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, who is licensed to practice in Alabama and  or call 334-241-8030

Dr. C.B. Thuss, Jr. is a Certified Medical Review Officer. or 205-283-1040

Mary Hines is past president of SAPAA and owner of Simple Path training and compliance solutions. or 214-697-1249

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