DOT Testing

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:

  • Pre-employment
  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • At Random
  • Post-Accident
  • Return-to-Duty
  • Follow-up

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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  • Walk-in friendly
  • Open 7 days a week 8am-8pm
  • In-network for most Washington insurers
  • Open extended hours
  • Equipped with X-Ray and Lab on-site
  • Staffed by Doctors, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners