Anyone designated in Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations as a safety-sensitive employee is subject to a DOT alcohol test. This would include, but not limited to, any job such as driving a truck, operating a train, repairing an airplane, working on pipelines and much more. It’s important to keep in mind that the task that is performed qualifies you for the testing, not the job title.
Safety-sensitive employees may be subject to alcohol testing in the following situations:
• Reasonable suspicion
• Post Accident
Random alcohol testing is administered prior to, during or just after performing safety-sensitive actions. Under DOT regulations, employers must use a purely random selection process. Currently, the requirement is that 10% of your safety-sensitive workforce must be randomly tested on a yearly basis.
A licensed technician using a DOT-approved device must conduct a Breath Alcohol Test. At Emergency One, we can help you satisfy the DOT requirements for Breath Alcohol Testing. Whether you have one employee or hundreds, we will work with you to develop a randomized system, perform the testing and work with you company to interpret the results. In addition, with our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), we can work confidentially with your employee to deal with the issues related to alcohol abuse or mental health issues.
Please call us at 845.338.5600 for more information about our DOT Breath Alcohol Testing or our EAP programs.