Ohio University

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: