The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with the Department of Transportation (DOT), requires that persons subject to the commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirements and their employers follow the requirements set forth in Rule 49 CFR Part 40 https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/part40 which describes required procedures for conduction workplace drug and alchohol testing for the Federally regulated transportation industry.
Drug and alcohol testing is one important action an employer can take to determine if job applicants or current employees are adhering to their company’s policy. It can identify evidence of recent use of alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs. Drug testing works best when implemented based on a clear policy that is shared with your workforce along with education outlining the dangers of drug and alcohol use.
Drug and alcohol use by your employees creates significant safety and health hazards and can result in decreased productivity, poor morale and lead to additional costs for your company.
Who is required to be drug tested?
Anyone designated in DOT regulations as a “safety-sensitive” employee is subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing. A safety-sensitive employee is someone who holds a job that can impact both their own safety and the safety of the public.
These are some of the DOT departments with safety-sensitive positions:
- Federal Aviation Administration: Flight crews, flight attendants, aircraft dispatchers, ground security coordinators, etc.
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders who operate Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs), vehicles that carry 16 passengers or more (including the driver), or vehicles that transport hazardous materials and are required to display a DOT placard.
- U.S. Coast Guard: Crew members operating a commercial vessel.
- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: Operations, maintenance, and emergency response workers.
- Federal Railroad Administration: Hours of Service Act personnel, engine & train workers, signal service workers, or train dispatchers.
- Federal Transit Administration: Vehicle operators, controllers, mechanics, and armed security.
We perform federal and non federal drug and alcohol testing on site or at our main office in Bordentown NJ. Give us a call today to help your company stay safe and free of drug and alcohol use.
With our mobile diagnostics laboratory, Infinity Medical Services is able to provide companies with Workplace Drug Testing.
Corporate Health Services
- Drug and Alcohol Testing
- Drug Free Workforce Programs –Reasonable Suspicion Training
- Wellness Screenings and illness prevention programs
- Employee Health Consulting
- Clinical Training & Certification
Drug & Alcohol Testing
- Federal (DOT) and Non-Federal Urine Drug Testing by Certified Collectors using SAMSHA certified Laboratories with MRO Review
- Hair Drug Testing
- Available “On the spot” Instant Drug testing in minutes with Laboratory confirmation
- Breath Alcohol Testing by certified Breath Alcohol Technicians (BAT)- compliant with DOT regulations
- Post-accident Drug and Alcohol testing
Drug tests in the workplace are often necessary to maintain a healthy and safe environment not only for your customers but also to maintain the wellness of your staff.