The safety of the traveling public and Department of Transportation employees depends on the integrity and accuracy of the drug and alcohol testing process.
At Tomo Drug Testing, we work closely with our clients to provide customized solutions to meet their individual needs.
What is it?
The Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates drug and alcohol testing for employees who are defined to be in safety-sensitive transportation positions, including those on the roads or tracks, in the air or on the sea. The United States Congress passed an act, known as the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act, in 1991 to ensure the public and employees are kept safe in transit. Its procedures for conducting federal drug and alcohol testing are described in 49 CFR part 40 of the Federal Regulations.
Who is subject to drug and alcohol testing?
Anyone designated as a safety-sensitive employee is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including:
- Beginning January 1st, 2018: testing rates are increasing to 50%
What drugs are included in a federal drug test?
DOT tests, collected through urine samples, are analyzed for the following drugs:
- Marijuana metabolites/THC
- Cocaine metabolites
- Amphetamines (including methamphetamine, MDMA)
- Opiates (including codeine, heroin, morphine)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
*Beginning January 1, 2018.
When are safety-sensitive employees subject to testing?
- Reasonable suspicion/cause
Why choose Tomo for Department of Transportation testing?
- Certified Collectors and Trained Technicians
- Tomo ensures raving fans at every step of the process by treating all individuals with respect.
- Implementation of strict quality guidelines
- Management of random scheduling process
- Accurate, reliable and confidential testing programs
- Expert knowledge of federal drug and alcohol testing regulations