Drug and Alcohol Awareness

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OHR’s Occupational Medical Services (OMS) department is responsible for providing occupational medical services to promote the health, wellness, and productivity of the County workforce. OMS provides cost effective, and responsive occupational health services to all County employees, pre-employment evaluations, and disability case management. Our services include all public safety units within the county including career and volunteer firefighters.

Montgomery County recognizes that drug and alcohol abuse are serious problems in our society. It is, therefore, the goal of the County to establish and maintain a safe and healthy drug‐ and alcohol‐free workplace for its employees. Section 32 of the Montgomery County Personnel Regulations (MCPR) establishes policies and procedures to deal with employee use of alcohol and drugs. It provides guidance to managers and supervisors on how to deal with an employee whose job performance may be affected by alcohol or drug use. In addition, establishes the conditions under which applicants and employees may be tested for alcohol or drug use.

Drug and Alcohol Testing Information
Effective 2021 changes are being made to drug and alcohol testing procedures. Random tests will be performed by appointment only. Supervisors must schedule appointments 1-3 days in advance for tests that will take place during regular business hours; Monday through Friday between 7:30am-7:00pm. OMS also has business hours two Saturday's per month. See dates below. 
Post Accident, Reasonable Suspicion and For Cause tests can still be done on a walk-in basis. Please call 240-777-5118 to advise us you are coming for these types of tests.
Afterhours testing, between the hours of 7:01pm – 7:29am Monday through Friday, weekends and holidays will be done in OMS on an appointment basis only by calling 410-991-1266 to schedule an appointment at least one hour prior to your planned arrival in OMS. If you have any questions please email Jennifer Byers at jennifer.byers@montgomerycountymd.gov or via Microsoft Teams. 

 *Effective 6/21/2021, OMS/FROMS has moved to 27 Courthouse Square,    Suite 180. Our entrance is located on the back side of the building. 


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