What Contractors need to know and do to get started with theSheet Metal SNAP Drug Testing Program – A Quick Guide
1. Go to the Web and become familiar with the SNAP web portal,snap.drugfreebusines.org. All written program material and access to programfeatures is available from this site. If you have any questions or need help, (or are anOut of Area Contractor) just call Drug Free Business, the program administrator at800-598-3437 or email@example.com. Their job is to make this easy for you.
2. Decide who needs to be in this program. All Local #66 workers covered by thecollective bargaining agreement with SMACNA – Western Washington, the InlandNorthwest Sheet Metal Contractors Association agreement for SE Washington-NEOregon, Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and agreements with Bellinghamarea contractors must be in the program, as well as non-bargaining employees asdefined on page 5 of the Administrative Guide. You will be charged $100 for each nonbargaining employee in the program – subsequent years are $65 for each participatingnon-bargaining employee.
3. Decide who will be your Designated Employer Representative (DER) and backupDER. The DER receives the confidential test results on a day-by-day basis andreceives the confidential list of those chosen for random testing each month. Youshould choose someone you have complete confidence in to handle sensitive mattersfor the company. The DER(s) must also participate in drug testing.
4. Go to the SNAP web portal, snap.drugfreebusiness.org, to register your DER(s) andnon-bargaining employees. The link is just below the SNAP logo – “Western WAContractors – PLEASE REGISTER!” By registering your DER(s), you have registeredyour company in the SNAP program. Your DER(s) will receive a confidential passwordthat allows them to check the “Status – OK/NOT ok to Work?” and “Random SelectionLists” links also just below the SNAP logo.
5. All workers required to be in this program (and who have not previously been testedunder the SNAP program) must successfully complete a baseline drug test. You canfind out if your workers are “O.K. to Work” on the web site by entering their individualSocial Security Numbers. If the response is “The SSN you entered is not valid. Pleasecheck the number and try again.” it means that we don’t have a baseline test result forthis person – so he/she needs to go to a collection site for a test. If the response is“NOT O.K. to Work” have the worker contact Drug Free Business to resolve the issue.
6. How do you get a worker tested? Each time a worker needs a drug test your DERmust give the worker a SNAP Test Authorization form which is also available on theSNAP web portal under Shared Documents. The left border of the SNAP Web Portalalso has links to Snap Collection Site Maps and Collection Site Lists. We recommendyou use the PACLAB/PAML and LabCorp collection site lists. If you want to use aQuest Lab list site, you must furnish your worker with an additional preprinted multipart Quest drug testing form available from Drug Free Business.
7. Your DER should receive all drug test results from the Medical Review Officer (MRO)the next working day after collection.
8. Bargaining unit workers should go to the collection site on their own time, because theSNAP program issues a wellness benefit check for $35 each time they pass abaseline or random drug test. The checks are issued once a month and mailed directlyto the worker’s home.
9. Each time you hire or rehire a worker it is your responsibility, through the DER, to runan “O.K. to Work?” inquiry through the web portal. Local #66 does not have theauthority or ability to make these inquiries for you.
10. On the first working day of each month your DER(s) will receive an email notifying himif anyone listed at your company has been chosen by computer for a random testduring that month. Your DER can then go to the “Random Selection Lists” link justbelow the SNAP logo on the SNAP web portal and print out the confidential list ofrandom selections and individual notices.
11. The DER can choose any date during the month to notify any or all of the selectedworkers, but all testing must be completed before the end of the month. Thenotification must be unanticipated by the randomly selected workers. Once notifiedthat he has been randomly selected, the worker must report to a collection site andcomplete the process within 24 hours.