This course covers one of the six DOT drug and alcohol testing situations. In the course you will learn:
What Constitutes an Accident Under FMCSA Rules
Learn what the FMCSA would call an “accident.” It is a little less obvious than it seems on the surface, and there are numerous specific rules that define an “accident.”
But post-accident testing can only proceed if there is an accident by the FMCSA’s standards. So making sure that you know those standards is pretty important, because doing post-accident drug testing without an actual accident can lead to some legality issues.
And not doing FMCSA post-accident drug testing when it is warranted can also create some issues. So keep yourself informed about what actually constitutes an accident. In some cases it is obvious, but in others it is not.
When and Whom To Test After An Accident
Know when to make use of FMCSA post accident testing. There are some instances where post-accident testing is unwarranted and is actually against FMCSA policy.
In other instances, you will have issues if you don’t do post-accident testing. Even further, you must do post-accident drug testing within a certain amount of time after the accident if the test is going to be valid and accurate.
Not getting the testing done within that time frame can lead to a host of chores for you.
Post-Accident Drug Testing Procedures
Know the process that you must go through in administering and taking post-accident drug tests. The FMCSA lays out very specific rules for how to carry out post-accident drug tests.
Make sure that you know those rules. We’ve got you.
As a driver, you need to know what your responsibilities are in the case of an accident. Can you leave after the police and authorities wrap up, or do you have to wait to make yourself available for post accident testing?
The driver has to take care of the responsibilities laid out in this course. It helps to know those responsibilities.
- FMCSA Post Accident Drug Testing Requirements
- FMCSA Pre Employment Drug Testing
- FMCSA Random Drug Testing
- DOT Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training