If your business falls under the Department of Transportation or DOT drug testing guidelines, New England Drug Testing can assist you in meeting all requirements for maintaining a drug-free work environment and performing drug and alcohol testing for your employees.
Work with New England Drug Testing and we’ll act as your consultant and liaison to ensure your program remains compliant with DOT drug testing regulations. Maintaining safety as your top priority will ensure that you stay in business. We can help you with all of your random drug testing, workplace testing, and pre-employment screening needs.
Reduce Legal Liability While Maintaining A Safe Workplace
At New England Drug Testing, we are committed to ensuring your organization meets all mandated testing requirements. We are always current with all DOT drug testing requirements. Therefore, your drug and alcohol testing program are always up-to-date and aligned with applicable laws.
Before a DOT employee performs a safety-sensitive position, the employee must have a negative screening result on file. Performing tasks are defined by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) as safety-sensitive can include working on pipelines, driving a truck, operating a ferry, steering a train and repairing an airplane may be subject to DOT drug testing & alcohol testing.
In other words; once a DOT employee completes a pre-employment screening with a negative result detected, he or she is now ready to work. Each DOT agency has its own percentage rate, which can fluctuate. The Administrator for each agency has the jurisdiction to change percentage rates based upon industry average that year.
Furthermore, certain “safety-sensitive” positions fall under DOT drug testing:
The tasks you actually perform qualify you as a safety-sensitive employee under DOT drug testing laws — not your job title. Some employees, like managers and supervisors, may be qualified for these jobs but are not currently performing them. Since these employees may be asked to perform a safety-sensitive job at a moment’s notice or in an emergency situation, they also fall under DOT drug testing regulations.
Be sure to check industry-specific guidelines for further clarification on DOT drug testing.