So you’ve decided to start a drug-free workplace program for your company. But now you have to put together a written drug-free workplace policy for that program. Or, you’d simply like to review policy requirements and make sure your current policy is up to par. Well, this post is definitely a good place to start. […]
FMCSA Post-Accident Testing: What to Do Before and After an Accident
FMCSA post-accident testing is drug and alcohol testing of drivers involved in accidents while performing safety-sensitive functions. If you determine that a driver has been in an accident, then they must undergo both FMCSA post-accident drug and alcohol testing. (In certain instances where too much time has passed after the accident, then you may not […]
What Happens if the MRO Cancels a Pre-Employment Drug Test?
When a pre-employment drug test is cancelled, it poses a particular problem for employers. Namely, the employee whose test got cancelled must receive a verified negative drug test result to commence working. A cancelled drug test does not meet the criteria. The medical review officer (MRO) takes this fact into consideration. The MRO will not […]
What is a Cancelled Drug Test?
A cancelled drug test is one in which the Medical Review Officer (MRO) finds a serious flaw in the testing process. It is neither a positive nor negative test result. That means an employer cannot use it as a basis for removing an employee from their duties. But, on the other end, employees cannot use […]
How Do You Carry Out FMCSA Pre-Employment Drug Testing?
When hiring a new driver, you must do FMCSA pre-employment drug testing. There are a few steps to doing this correctly. They are as follows: Do FMCSA pre-employment drug testing Do pre-employment alcohol testing (maybe; we will discuss shortly) Check for prior DOT drug and alcohol testing violations Also, you must carry out these steps […]
When Does the DOT Require Direct Observation Urine Collections?
The DOT requires a direct observation urine collection in five instances. Learn them now.
FAA Drug Testing: How It Is Different
FAA drug testing has rules that apply only to FAA-regulated companies. They can be found in 14 CFR Part 120. The other DOT agencies have their own rules. Those agencies include the FMCSA, FRA, FTA, and PHMSA. We also have a post covering DOT drug testing requirements. It is relevant to all DOT agencies. Learn […]
The DOT Return-To-Duty Process
What Happens When You Fail a DOT Drug or Alcohol Test? You are removed from safety-sensitive functions, and you must complete the DOT return-to-duty process before you are eligible to return. And What is the DOT Return-To-Duty Process, Exactly? The DOT return-to-duty process is a series of steps that a safety-sensitive employee must take after […]