The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires all employees to be drug tested for pre-employment, post-accident and in some cases, at random. If an employee has tampered with a previous sample or the collection site has reasonable suspicion of foul play, the DOT can then require a Direct Observation Test. This
There are four items many trucking companies miss on their DOT audits or new entrant safety reviews. National Drug Screening can assist with compliance on these items. Written Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy – FMCSA regulation Part 382 specifically requires that employers have a written policy that is distributed
The supervisor at the scene of the accident/event should know the testing criteria and make a good faith effort decision to test or not test based on the information available at the time. The supervisor may consult with others, but the supervisor is the person who has to make
Effective 01/01/2018 there is a new DOT 5 panel drug test. As specified in DOT regulations 49 CFR part 40 with the Cut Off levels listed in DOT regulations 49 CFR part 40; the following substances will be tested for: Marijuana metabolites Cocaine metabolites Phencyclidine Opioids – codeine, heroin,
As specified in DOT regulations 49 CFR part 40, Section 40.87; the following substances will be tested for: (subject to change if the regulation changes. Since January 1st, 2018 DOT has required confirmation testing for 14 drugs under a 5‑panel test. Broken out, here is what DOT drug testing
An employer who employs only himself/herself as a driver shall implement a random alcohol and controlled substances testing program of two or more covered employees in the random testing selection pool. This is typically managed by a third-party administrator (TPA). Companies with more than 1 covered employees can also
Shy Bladder in DOT Drug Testing …. SHY BLADDER – INABILITY TO PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE URINE SPECIMEN FOR A DRUG TEST US DOT has provided specific procedures for dealing with applicants or employees who present for a DOT urine test, but are unable to provide an adequate urine specimen.
§ 40.191 What is a refusal to take a DOT drug test, and what are the consequences? (a) As an employee, you have refused to take a drug test if you: (1) Fail to appear for any test (except a pre-employment test) within a reasonable time, as determined by the employer,
§ 40.261 What is a refusal to take an alcohol test, and what are the consequences? (a) As an employee, you are considered to have refused to take an alcohol test if you: (1) Fail to appear for any test (except a pre-employment test) within a reasonable time, as determined by
Previous Employer Records Request (§40.25) All US DOT-regulated employers must make a good faith effort to obtain drug and alcohol testing records from other DOT-regulated employers, for all applicants seeking safety-sensitive positions. As the employer, you must: Obtain the applicant’s written consent for release of information. Submit the applicant’s
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