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Drug and Alcohol Testing for Local Government Transportation Employees

Katharine Gustafon

Drug and Alcohol Testing for Local Government Transportation Employees

The Public Employer"s Guide

by Katharine Gustafon

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Published by Intl City County Management Assn .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL11115374M
ISBN 100873260961
ISBN 109780873260961
OCLC/WorldCa31700179

The committee hears testimony on scientific research in drug and alcohol testing. Witnesses are also heard regarding drug testing of civil and government service employees. Complete Solutions for Drug & Alcohol Testing. DISA doesn’t just manage drug testing – we pioneer and we innovate. For more than 30 years, we’ve made it our mission to develop drug testing solutions that stay ahead of the evolving demand for workplace substance abuse prevention.

  Employers must also have strong drug and alcohol testing programs. And employees must be removed from safety-sensitive duties immediately after they violate drug and alcohol testing rules. It is very important that employees are not returned to safety-sensitive duty until they are referred for evaluation and have successfully complied with. about alcohol- and drug-testing rules designed to reduce transportation-related deaths and injuries. Objective. At the conclusion of this safety training program, commercial motor vehicle drivers will be able to: • explain prohibited alcohol- and drug-related conduct and uses, • describe the required alcohol and drug tests.

Employees: Employees are subject to drug and/or alcohol testing under any of the following circumstances: 1. Reasonable Suspicion: If a Supervisor has reasonable suspicion that the Employee is currently in violation of this policy, the Employee may be asked to submit to a reasonable suspicion drug and/or alcohol test. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) have drug and alcohol testing requirements for safety-sensitive employees employed in the aviation, railroad, public transit, trucking, maritime, and pipeline industries.


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Drug and Alcohol Testing for Local Government Transportation Employees by Katharine Gustafon Download PDF EPUB FB2

Government Drug & Alcohol Testing Services Clean, Fast & Friendly Testing Labs. Many government employees and private citizens who work in some capacity with local, state, or federal government are subject to federally-mandated drug and alcohol screening.

Often, this testing takes place at labs provided by the : () Get this from a library. Drug and alcohol testing for local government transportation employees: the public employer's guide. [Katharine H Gustafson; International City/County Management Association.]. This publication was produced by the U.S.

Department of Transportation (DOT) to assist safety-sensitive employees subject to workplace drug & alcohol testing in understanding the requirements of 49 CFR Part 40 and certain DOT agency regulations.

Nothing in this publication is intended to supplement, alter or serve as an official interpretation of 49 CFR Part 40 or DOT agency. The United States Congress recognized the need for a drug and alcohol free transportation industry, and in passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act, requiring DOT Agencies to implement drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees.

49 CFR P or Part 40 as we call it, is a DOT-wide regulation that states how to conduct testing. Drug testing of employees in the private sector has become quite common. Local governments also have become interested in testing of employees to detect drug and/or alcohol use.

Unlike employers in the private sector, however, governmental employers are limited by constitutional considerations. Whilst the UK government and the Health and Safety Executive believe that there isn’t a need for widespread drug and alcohol testing in the workplace, there are several industries where it is deemed essential, in particular safety critical areas, such as the Armed.

Pitfalls in Employee Handbook Drug and Alcohol Policies. Based on the type of jobs you offer, does the federal government require you to do drug testing for some positions.

For example, some employers in the transportation industry are required to do drug testing. Also,certain employers which contract with the federal government or receive. The company can perform a drug and alcohol test for its employees every three months.

Any employee whose test results show drug or alcohol content above the accepted level is liable for disciplinary action as well as termination. The alcohol and drug testing would be non-intrusive and carried out by an unbiased third party medical agency. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing regulations for commercial driver licensed (CDL) employees are contained in 49 CFR Partand 49 CFR Part These regulations can be found at: Get this from a library.

Drug and alcohol testing policies and procedures for local government transportation employees. [Katharine H Gustafson; International City/County Management Association.].

Federal Drug Testing Laws Job applicants or employees in positions such as airline pilots, bus drivers, railroad employees, taxi drivers, and truck drivers are regulated by the Department of Transportation and must comply with federal laws, which require applicants to take and pass a pre-employment urine test.

The Clearinghouse is a centralized database that employers use to report drug and alcohol program violations and to conduct queries, which check that current or prospective employees are not prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions, such as operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), due to an unresolved drug and alcohol program violation—that is, a violation for.

Even highly-regulated and otherwise restrictive DOT testing procedures allow employers to release the results to courts, government agencies, or arbitrators dealing with claims arising from the drug test, and drug testing labs are required to release the results to employers upon request in such situations (see DOT regulation 49 C.F.R.

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Under §(e), employers are required to investigate each driver/applicant’s drug and alcohol testing history from all previous DOT-regulated employers that employed the driver within the previous three years (from the date of the employment application) in a safety-sensitive function that required alcohol and drug testing specified by   The DOT has established that anyone in the transportation industry who is designated as a safety-sensitive employee is subject to DOT drug & alcohol testing.

Who is tested for drugs and/or alcohol. All CDL holders who operate CMV's covered under FMCSA regulation 49 CFR Part As a CDL driver, you are required to submit to drug and/or alcohol testing at any time during the pre.

All covered employees are required to submit to drug and alcohol tests as a condition of employment in accordance with 49 CFR Part ; Period of Coverage. Drug test - anytime on while on duty. Alcohol test (random, reasonable suspicion, and follow-up) - Just before, during, or immediately after actual performance of safety-sensitive functions.

The DOT Alcohol Testing rules were promulgated as a result of the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of This legislation requires that employees who perform safety-sensitive jobs in the aviation, motor carrier, railroad, and mass transit industries be tested for drug and alcohol.

Transportation labor will continue to be a partner with the federal government in combating drug and alcohol abuse. In return, legislators and regulators must implement testing and treatment programs in a way that is respectful of worker rights, fair in its application, and most importantly geared toward health and safety.

Few areas of employer investigation cause as much concern to both employees and civil liberty groups as the increasing tendency on the part of employers to insist upon often invasive drug testing of employees and applicants for employment. Subpart I - Problems in Drug Tests (§§ - ) Subpart J - Alcohol Testing Personnel (§§ - ) Subpart K - Testing Sites, Forms, Equipment and Supplies Used in Alcohol Testing (§§ - ) Subpart L - Alcohol Screening Tests (§§ - ) Subpart M - Alcohol Confirmation Tests (§§ - ).4.

Followup drug testing. — If the employee in the course of employment enters an employee assistance program for drug-related problems, or a drug rehabilitation program, the employer must require the employee to submit to a drug test as a followup to such program, unless the employee voluntarily entered the program.

In those cases, the.employee has a verified positive drug test result, a confirmed alcohol test result of or greater, or refused to submit to a test, must be formalized and included in the employer’s substance abuse policy.

Consequences for testing violations under local authority should also be addressed in this same policy.