Understanding DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations [Video]

Posted by admin on September 15, 2015

The Department of Transportation mandates that all individuals employed within the transportation industry who perform safety-sensitive tasks are subject to workplace drug and alcohol testing. Some of these safety-sensitive duties include driving a truck, operating a train or ferry, working on pipelines or fixing an airplane. All new hires of this industry are required by law to undergo drug testing.

Any current employees are also subject to random drug and alcohol testing and must concede to any test requested by their supervisor due to suspicion of substance abuse. If these individuals are involved in an accident meeting specific criteria of the Department of Transportation, they must undergo a post-incident test as well.

Furthermore, if your employees test positively, they must go through testing prior to returning to safety-sensitive functions, along with follow up testing for up to a year after returning to their duties.

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