Drug Testing For FAA Regulated Employers

Employers regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are required to have a drug and alcohol testing program. This includes air carriers and aircraft maintenance and preventive maintenance companies. The Federal Aviation Regulations require a regulated employer to ensure any individuals performing safety-sensitive functions by contract for it are included in a FAA-mandated drug and alcohol testing program.

Employers regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are required to have a drug and alcohol testing program. This includes air carriers and aircraft maintenance and preventive maintenance companies. The Federal Aviation Regulations require a regulated employer to ensure any individuals performing safety-sensitive functions by contract for it are included in a FAA-mandated drug and alcohol testing program.

Maintaining compliance with FAA required drug and alcohol testing program is complex. National Drug Screening has specialized in FAA compliance for drug and alcohol testing for many years, Joe Reilly is the President of National Drug Screening and available for initial consultation for your FAA compliant drug and alcohol testing program, call Joe at 321-622-2020.

The FAA regulation for drug and alcohol testing is 14 CFR Part 120. We maintain a summary page of this regulation. This is great information for your initial review of what you need in your program.

The following types of safety-sensitive functions are covered by the FAA’s drug and alcohol testing regulations:

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When Developing Your FAA-Mandated Drug and Alcohol Testing Program, You Must:

Are you the Designated Employer Representative (DER) for an FAA Drug & Alcohol Testing Program?

Every Designated Employer Representative (DER) should have the knowledge and authority to make decisions about his or her aviation employer’s drug and alcohol testing program. The DER is responsible for educating employees, conducting drug and alcohol tests, making sure the program complies with DOT/FAA regulations, and maintaining all documentation. Designated Employer Representatives (DERs) play a vital role in maintaining safety in the aviation industry by ensuring that their employers and employees comply with DOT/FAA’s Drug and Alcohol Testing regulations.

Upon a positive drug or alcohol test or a refusal to test, the DER must insure the employee is removed from the safety sensitive position and referred to a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).

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Best Practices for FAA Compliance

Consequences of Using Drugs or Alcohol While Performing Safety-Sensitive Functions: A covered employee who has engaged in prohibited drug use or alcohol misuse during the performance of a safety-sensitive function will be immediately removed from performing safety-sensitive functions and permanently precluded from performing the same safety-sensitive function for any FAA-regulated employer.

Consequences of a Verified Positive Drug Test or an Alcohol Test at 0.04 or Higher Breath Alcohol Content (BAC): A covered employee who receives a verified positive drug test result or alcohol violation on a FAA required test will be immediately removed from safety-sensitive duties. An employee who has violated a FAA drug and/or alcohol violation cannot return to the performance of safety-sensitive duties until the employee has been evaluated by a Substance Abuse Professional and successfully completed the return-to-duty process outlined in 49 CFR Part 40, Subpart O (49 CFR §40.23(d)).

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