The DOT requires that an individual have a negative drug test result on file before beginning safety-sensitive functions. Pre-Employment testing also helps you – the employer — identify drug users before you hire them. Some employers have applicants pay for their own Pre-Employment tests (in states where it is not prohibited) and then reimburse the cost of the test after the employee has worked at the company for a period of time (e.g., six months).
Five drugs and drug metabolites are tested for in the DOT program: Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opiates and Phencyclidine (PCP).
A collection site is the simple answer to where the DOT-regulated employees are tested for substance abuse. As long as it meets the applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements, a collection site may be in a medical facility, mobile facility, a dedicated collection facility or any other location. Per DOT regulations, the facility must employ qualified collectors and provide the donor with substantial privacy while urinating. Collection sites must also have all the necessary personnel, supervision, materials, equipment and facilities to provide for the temporary storage and shipping of the specimen to the laboratory.
According to DOT regulations, you must be in a comprehensive drug and alcohol testing program including Random testing. Both you and the other companies are being closely monitored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA2010 safety measurement system and trouble in the drug and alcohol or any other DOT compliance category could trigger a review of your company at any time. Once FMCSA discovers that your acquaintance does not have a program, the fines will add up quickly.
Many people believe they can get a negative test result by adulterating their urine specimen. However, such efforts to produce a negative test result are generally revealed in validity testing conducted by laboratories. Sometimes individuals using adulterants self-identify. We have had situations where an individual says that he couldn’t have a positive test result because he used a guaranteed adulterant.
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