DOT and FAA Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs
Norton Medical Industries' (NMI) mission is to discourage the use of drugs in the workplace. The implementation of this simple concept has dramatically reduced drug usage in every industry and workplace.
Norton Medical specializes in Drug and Alcohol Programs to comply with DOT and FAA regulations. This includes -
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- Corporate Pre-Employment Drug Testing
- Corporate Random Drug Testing
- Worker & Supervisor Education
We provide the following services:
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- DOT, FAA, PHMSA, PUC, FTA, USCG, FTA and Corporate Drug & Alcohol Policies.
- Worker and Supervisor Education: CDs, DVDs and Workbooks in English & Spanish.
- 24/7 Online Web Access to Test Results, Employee Lists, Randoms & Invoices.
- Specimen Collection and Confirmation in Accordance with all Federal Regulations Nationwide
- Nationally Recognized Medical Review Officer and Support.
- Audit Support, Database Management, Record Keeping as well as Certification of Compliance and SAP Referral Service.
- Background Checks including Criminal History Search as well as Truck Driver and FAA Required Pilot Records Information Act 65 (PRIA) Packages.
Drug Screening Services
Federally regulated drug testing started in 1989 when the Department of Transportation put into place its drug and alcohol testing program for covered workers. At the start of the DOT regulated drug testing program, 18 % of American truck drivers drug tested positive, with cocaine, marijuana or amphetamines in their urine. The rate of positive drug tests has since gone down tremendously.
In 1998, 5% of pre employment drug tests were positive for illicit drugs, and for those employees in random drug testing programs, the positive drug test rate was less than 2%. In the FAA program, the positive drug test rate fell to less than 1%.
The federal drug testing program focuses on urine drug testing. A chain of custody form is used to ensure the drug testing process integrity. The analysis of the urine is first processed with a general drug screening test for the presence of illicit drug; then, if the initial employee drug test screen is positive, the drug test screen is then re-tested for drug utilizing a more accurate drug test called GC/MS where the sample is vaporized and then bombarded with electrons to create a unique fingerprint of the drug tested. This drug test is valid and supportable enough to be used as evidence in a court of law.
DOT Drug Test
All modes of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) require a DOT drug test. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) drug tests pilots, drug tests flight crew, drug tests mechanics as well as drug tests repair 145 FBO fixed base operators.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) randomly drug tests truck drivers who operate vehicles that weigh over 26,000 and drug tests drivers of buses that have more than 16 passengers, including the driver.
Office of Pipeline Safety Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires pre employment drug testing and random drug testing for pipeline construction workers. Alcohol testing and Drug Testing are done for-cause and after an accident
The Coast Guard regulations require drug testing of seamen on merchant fleets and drug tests crew of passenger vessels.
Employee Drug Testing
When does the Department of Transportation require employee drug testing?
Pre-employment drug Tests, Random drug tests, Post accident drug tests, Probable Cause drug tests, Return to Duty drug Testing and Follow-up drug Testing.