Amazon said that with only certain exceptions, it will now treat marijuana using the same as alcohol and will stop testing employees for substances as part of the drug testing policy. This change will apply to workers in the US in the light ‘where the state law moves,’ according to Amazon, who said the change would not apply to workers in the position regulated by the Department of Transportation.
Amazon announced several changes directed at US employees on Tuesday, stating that it would make some adjustments on leave for task policy, namely that it would be on average for a longer period of time to return to the spirit of the program. The company made this announcement with its aim as “the best employer of the earth” and “the safest place of the earth to work.”
According to the company, time off task policy is mainly made with the aim of determining whether there is a problem using the tools used by employees, stating that identifying poor performance workers is a ‘secondary’ goal.
Changes in the criticism that includes accusations of workers who claim the time from the task policy have resulted in such things missed the bathroom break or avoided first aid above concerns about discipline to avoid the task too long. Amazon recently returned in the news cycle for the claim that some employees have used a bottle of urine.
Also, Amazon said it was revising the drug testing policy for most US workers, by saying in a blog post recently:
The company noted that it would conduct an examination of impairment during work, and that marijuana and alcohol will be tested to follow any incident. It is unclear how the company plans to determine whether a worker who consumes marijuana is interrupted by the job, but famous marijuana in a person’s system far exceeds the duration of the psychoactive effect, which means that one can test positive drugs without interruption.