Anyone designated by Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations as a “safety-sensitive employee” is subject to DOT drug & alcohol testing. This includes the following industries:
- Aviation – the FAA
- Commercial Motor Carriers – the FMCSA
- Maritime – the USCG
- Pipeline – PHMSA
- Railroads – FRA
- Transit – FTA
It is the tasks you perform in these industries that qualify you as a safety-sensitive employee. Safety-sensitive employees are tested to ensure the safety of the traveling public, co-workers and you. Back in 1991, Congress passed a comprehensive transportation employee drug and alcohol testing act.
The drug and alcohol tests are conducted at a certified facility and under a strict protocol to ensure accuracy and fairness. For drug testing, a urine sample will be collected and for alcohol testing, a Breathalyzer will be used.
Tests are given for the following specific conditions:
- Reasonable Suspicion
- At Random
Your test results will be confidential. The medical facility and your employer are the only ones who know the results - unless required for legal purposes.
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