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LETTER: Drug-testing decisions not so simple

In the eyes of a well-meaning attorney like Kimberlie Ryan, workplace drug testing and medical marijuana use may seem like a slam dunk. However, attorney Ryan overlooked some important aspects of the issue.

I concur with another letter writer who commented regarding an OSHA-safe workplace. Those who work in safety sensitive positions are still required to participate in drug testing. Wouldn’t you feel safer knowing the front-end loader or excavator operator at the job site is subject to drug testing as opposed the someone who works in I.T.?

Another entity, the federal Department of Transportation, requires CDL license holders to submit to drug testing as a condition of holding the license. The lack of a state statute to drug test in these instances, would be irrelevant.

George Kuersten


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