Drug & Alcohol Testing

Our Drug and Alcohol testing for occupational health follows U.S. DOT protocols to maintain quality and confidentiality; referencing the full 49 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Parts 40 and 382.

Drug Testing

A technical analysis of biological specimen (Urine and/or Oral Fluid) to determine the presence or absence of specified drug or their metabolites. Urine drug testing may either be Laboratory-based or Point of Collection Testing (POCT)/Express Testing

Alcohol Testing

Alcohol tests are performed either by using saliva devices or breath testing using Evidential Breath Testing (EBT) and non-evidential breath testing devices approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Services

We offer DOT and non-DOT urine lab-based drug testing, POCT or express testing, express-to-lab, oral fluid lab-based drug testing, and breath alcohol testing for the following:

Pre-Employment

Testing conducted prior to having employees assigned to safety-sensitive positions and perform their functions.

Random

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires random drug testing to be performed at 50% on all covered drivers of transport companies. Random selections must be generated by a computer program using algorithm in order to ensure each employee has the same chance of being selected in each selection period.

Post-Accident/Incident

Must be performed following an accident causing loss of life/lives, or a citation was issued, fatality taken to the hospital, or where vehicles involved in the accident require towing. Alcohol test must be performed within 8 hours and drug test must be performed within 32 hours if not immediately possible.

Reasonable Suspicion

The assessment is based on the totality of the evidence – all surrounding circumstances, rather than piece by piece consideration of whether the evidence is consistent with the factors. This means considering not only evidence suggestive of drug or alcohol in the body but also evidence suggesting otherwise as well as the absence of evidence.

Return to Duty

This is required following the employee’s completion of the Substance Abuse Program (SAP) before he/she may return to safety-sensitive duties; performed under direct observation.

Follow-Up

In most cases, this is prescribed by the SAP and performed after the employee returns to safety-sensitive duties to monitor continuity of being void to substance use. Requires a minimum of six drug and/or alcohol tests in the first 12 months after returning to safety-sensitive duties. Testing are unannounced and must be performed under direct observation.
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