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Airline Faces $260,000 for Drug Testing Violations

22 Jun 2015

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, LLC faces a fine of more than $260,000 for an alleged offense related to drug and alcohol testing.  The Federal Aviation Administration charges that Allegiant failed to include a group 25 employees hired or transferred to safety-sensitive jobs for random drug testing, with a total of 11 working on multiple occasions without being in the testing pool.  Positions include airline pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers, maintenance workers, dispatchers and security screeners.

FAA also stated that one Allegiant employee who continued to work in a sensitive job after a positive drug test result was not directly observed during a follow-up test, as required.

Drug & alcohol testing programs are required by the FAA for the airline industry and related aircraft maintenance industries.  These are comprehensive programs.  Drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive aviation employees helps protect public safety and keep our skies safe. Testing is required by the Omnibus Transportation Employees Testing Act of 1991 and by DOT and FAA regulations (49 CFR part 40 and 14 CFR part 120).

National Drug Screening can assist aviation employers with compliance for all of the regulations for drug and alcohol testing.  Avoid penalties and fine, get a compliance program today from National Drug Screening.

Source:

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2015/05/30/Allegiant-Air-could-pay-266K-fine-for-lapses-in-drug-testing-FAA-says/6561433026560/