WV OMSHT Approved Drug & Alcohol Testing
Dr. Chipley has been performing Occupational Health Services such as pre-employment exams and post injury exams for years. In 2012, he began training and offering in office drug testing including rapid testing and lab based split specimen testing. He went on to get certified by the department of transportation for DOT Medical Fitness Exams and Drug and Alcohol Testing. He is a certified Breath Alcohol Technician. In 2014, He began to develop a program to meet the needs of the mining industry in southern WV.
We are proud to offer the Coal Mining Community of Southern WV a easy and affordable solution to meet the requirements of our state code. Call us at Chipley Chiropractic today at 304-252-0200. Or fill out the comment form with your questions and we will get back with you as soon as possible.
Starting in January of 2015, we are now offering our 12 panel WV Mine Health Safety & Training approved test for $65 at our office at 409 N. Kanawha St in Beckley WV.
We recently posted a great article about the requirements of the test on our blog, click here to read it.
Alcohol and other drug abuse is widespread in our society, and it affects us all in many ways. Although national, State, and local efforts have begun to show encouraging results, the problem of alcohol and other drug abuse remains a serious issue.
No workplace is immune. In 1991 the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that 68 percent of illicit drug users were employed. Employers who think alcohol and other drug abuse will never be a problem in their workplace should consider this: Job applicants who can’t pass a drug test tend to apply to companies that don’t test.
In 2012, Our Governor signed into law great reforms in WV Statewide drug testing. The program required state funded employee training to include drug testing. This has since been adapted into the coal mining industry. It has also been utilized by many state and county agencies. West Virginia was not the first state to mandate testing for job training. At least one state, Indiana, was doing it prior to WV starting a drug and alcohol program.
When the legislature decided to add drug and alcohol testing into the mining industry it looks as though they based much of what they did on the drug and alcohol policy of Consol Energy. For a complete copy of the WV State Legislation, just click here.
An effective program can keep you from being the employer of choice for users, abusers, and addicts. The state has worked hard to help protect the honest and hard working coal miners by developing this program. There are even templates put together to help your company create your own policies. To load the sample templates, just click here.
Also, you are required to turn in a list of all mine related employees in safety sensitive positions. The form used is available here.
So, you may be asking... What is a safety sensitive position. This is defined by our government many ways, but loosely a safety sensitive position is any position in which an impairment caused by drug or alcohol usage would threaten the health or safety of any person. So loosely defined, it is going to include about all employees in the coal mine and mine related industry.
Chipley Chiropractic is dedicated to helping Mine Industry Employers provide affordable drug and alcohol testing for their employes and contractors. For more about our Employer Services, Click here.
For a Form to set up a Corporate account, just click here.
For our current Price List for Employer Services, just click here.
For An Order Form to Order Testing on an Employee (Employee must bring this form to us so we have the right to send you the official results) - Please click here.
We can tailor a program for your company that can include both pre-employment testing and post injury testing, suspicious cause testing and random testing.
We can add in instant testing along with the lab testing required by the law. And, yes, we can also perform pre-employment physicals to try to assist with weeding out those candidates with bad backs or high risk of an injury.