The manager/supervisor will assess the situation. If there is an immediate threat of personal harm to the individual in question, to others, or the potential for damage to university property, notify the Ohio University Police Department (593-1911) if on the Athens Campus, the Athens Police Department (593-6606 or 911) if within the City of Athens, or the Athens County Sheriff’s Department (593-6633) if outside the Athens City limits. Regional campuses should contact their local law enforcement agency. If an immediate threat is not present, proceed to next step.
Reasonable Suspicion Testing: Process, Forms, and Tips
Ohio University supports and will maintain a drug-free working and living environment to provide for the health and safety of students, employees, and visitors. As noted in Policy 41.133, employees are strictly prohibited to use, possess, manufacture or distribute drugs and/alcohol, or be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, while in the workplace or in University vehicles and equipment and while on duty. This includes the misuse or inappropriate use of prescription medications and drugs.
In cases where there is suspicion that an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is important that a supervisor be notified immediately. Immediately upon notice, managers should be prepared to engage with the guidelines for reasonable suspicion testing as outlined by University Human Resources in the Reasonable Suspicion Testing Process (PDF) or refer to the information outlined below: