The transport employees, who are involved in the carriage of
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has set compulsory drug and alcohol testing regulations. Especially for
Elements of DOT testing
The Dot drug testing specifically tests for some
The DOT test requires testing for 5 types of drugs:
- Opium and codeine derivatives
When are the employees required to get DOT drug tests?
- Before starting the job
When a new employee applies for a job, then before joining he should undergo the DOT drug test. Then his selection depends upon his test results.
- Random drug tests
The employees can go through a random drug test, in order to make sure nobody is in the presence of drugs after their employment.
After accident testing
If a safety-sensitive employee gets into an accident. Then he could be tested for drugs to determine whether he was involved in drugs while driving or not.
- Rejoining work after leave
If an employee is coming back to work after a leave, then he is supposed to take the DOT drug test. This is done to make sure that the employee wasn’t hooked up drugs in his vacations.
Requirementfor drug tests
It is mandatory for all safety-sensitive employees to undergo
Some examples are:
administrators :Flight crews, Flight attendants etc
- Coast Guards: crew members in charge of a commercial vessel.
- Railroad administration: engine and train workers, train dispatchers etc.
- Transit administration: vehicle operators, controllers
These drug tests are done to provide a safe workplace for all the employees and employers as well as for the general public. It is important to provide a harmonious and safe workplace for everyone around.