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Drug testing in MA

“Testing detects the presence of marijuana long after an employee may have used the drug during non-work hours. But there is no clear test to determine whether or not that employee is impaired and may represent a danger to co-workers or customers,” Kyle Pardo, vice president of Consulting Services for AIM HR Solutions, said. “It has created a confusing situation for employers.”

Pardo said he recommends that businesses “make sure their hiring process and progressive discipline policy contain information on the drug testing policy.”

AIM’s survey found that 77 percent of businesses drug test prospective employees, 54 percent test employees following an accident, 49 percent test upon reasonable suspicion and 23 percent test at random.