Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Ohio
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- Ohio permits an employer to implement a drug-free workplace. See Drugs and Alcohol.
- Ohio permits the use of medical marijuana by registered persons with a qualifying medical condition. See Medical Marijuana.
- Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
- Ohio law does not prohibit employers from testing employees or job applicants for illegal drug use or alcohol impairment. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- Ohio's Smoke Free Workplace Act prohibits smoking in places of employment. See Smoking.
- An employer must post "No Smoking" signs where smoking is prohibited. See Postings.
- Employers are not required to have a smoking policy, but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.
- Akron has requirements pertaining to smoking. See Local Requirements.