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Ageia Health Services “Drug Free Workplace Program”

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Ageia Health Services

“Drug Free Workplace Program”

SPECIMEN COLLECTOR TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

As a Certified Tester for our company, you will have the day-to-day responsibility for not only conducting drug and alcohol screening tests, but also playing a critical role in supporting the drug free workplace program and enforcing policy. Your mannerism and professionalism in this exercise will be critical in treating individuals fairly and with respect. Keep the following points in mind at all times when carrying out duties for this program:  Privacy and confidentiality are extremely important. Regardless of when or why the testing is being done, the individual being tested will probably be feeling numerous emotions including; embarrassment, fear, intimidation, and even humiliation. Your job is to carry out the task in a private fashion without ever saying anything to the individual that would sound accusatory or that could be misinterpreted.

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification  Have all documents and testing supplies ready before meeting with the  

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individual you will be testing. Never discuss any information regarding the testing process or results with any individual, except those allowed by policy to be involved. Handle all testing materials prior to testing and after collection is made, according to the OSHA’s Universal Precaution guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment and Hazardous Disposal. Never leave the subject being tested “out of sight” once testing has started (except when they are in the restroom). Make sure all required forms are completed promptly, accurately, and then filed according to policy. The Executive Director must always be made aware of testing being performed outside of an AGEIA facility.

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification The next six slides cover information on the illegal drugs we will be testing for.

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

OSHA – Safety and Handling Procedures ● The OSHA blood borne pathogens standard defines “regulated waste” a

“liquid or semi-liquid blood or other potentially infectious materials: contaminated items that would release blood or other potentially infectious materials in a liquid or semi-liquid state if compressed; items that are caked with dried blood or potentially infectious materials and are capable of releasing these material during handling; contaminated sharps; and pathological and microbiological wastes containing blood or other potentially infectious materials” 29CFR 1910.1030(b) ● Urine or oral fluid that does not contain blood is not regarded, under the standard, as blood or other potentially infectious material (OPIM)

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

OSHA – General Handling and Disposal Guidelines  Use gloves while handling urine/oral fluid equipment  Wash hands thoroughly and immediately after handling

testing equipment  Spills should be cleaned up with mild bleach or solution containing bleach  Dispose of testing equipment in a sealed bag, placed in the bio-hazard container

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

In house testing will be limited to pre-employment screening. Reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing will be performed by the designated clinic.

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Step by Step Testing Instructions Step 1 • Gather testing materials, PPE, and testing forms. • In a private setting, introduce yourself to the individual being tested and explain the testing procedures and complete and have them sign the Preemployment Drug Screen Authorization release form. Remember, to ask if they have any questions (refer to the step-by-step testing guideline).

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• Have individual leave their personal belongings in the office and escort them to the restroom. Remind them to seal the lid tightly and to place the cup in the bag when finished.

• If the test results are negative, share the results with the individual and thank them for their cooperation. If the results are positive follow the instructions, as outlined in the step-by-step testing guidelines. Additional training on communicating positive results are explained at the end of this training. • Document the test results. Have the ED or another certified tester co-sign the result form. Appropriately discard the test cup and wash your hands.

• After the test is done escort the individual back to their belongings and follow the test interpretation process as shown in the next series of slides.

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Instruct the individual to place filled cup in upright position, back in the bag. Remember to cut open bag before testing.

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Illustrated to the right are 2 sample tests; a positive result for marijuana and cocaine and a negative result for all tested drug categories. Make sure that you have a designated witness view and sign for all test results.

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification Communicating a positive test result can feel uncomfortable for the tester as well as the applicant. Remember, you are not here to discuss this individual’s possible drug use behavior. You are only performing a step in the screening process for hiring purposes. Just the facts. Your statement to the candidate should be as follows: “The results of this test indicate positive for (name the category). Is there a reason the results are indicating positive?” If their response is that they may have a past history of use or they just simply do not know why; respond that our company policy will not allow them to continue in the candidate selection process. Thank them for their interest in our company.

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification If their response is that they believe a prescribed medication they are taking might be affecting the test result or they are adamant that the results cannot be correct, explain that they may have a second test done at our contracted clinic, but they will have to pay for the test. Explain that if the results are negative they can continue to be considered for the position, but a negative test result is not a guarantee of employment. Let them know that the test must be conducted that same day and if they are selected for the position they will be reimbursed for the cost of the test. If the candidate wants to pursue further testing, provide them with the clinic information, collect the testing fee and complete the Clinic Authorization and Consent form. The original should be kept in your log and a copy should accompany the applicant being tested.

Ageia-Specimen Collector Training and Certification

Follow these key elements of testing and you will have succeeded in being an important part of creating a drug free workplace!  Treat the candidate with respect.  Perform all testing steps with the utmost privacy.  Perform the testing process following universal precautions.  Share test results in a non-accusatory manner.  Document the results accurately and promptly.  Thank the candidate for their interest in our company. To take the test and receive your certificate, click on the link: Specimen Collector Test. Once you have completed the test fax to 541-312-0077 , attention policy and training specialist. Your test will be promptly graded. If you test 80% or higher, a certificate of completion will be mailed to you. (Remember we recommend completing the Supervisor Training and passing the test before become a Certified Tester)