DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs

The DOT statuses in their Best Performs for DOT Random Drug and Alcohol Testing report that casual testing is casual drug testing program performed by the companies in order to check their staff’s weather they are addicted to drug or alcohol or not. This is because it reduces employer accountability, is fair, prevents injuries and saves lives, allows employers to classify those who use illegal substances and to point them towards treatment programs, and it provides an employee with an excuse not to use drugs because their company requires drug testing.

Each DOT agency regulates how often employees in their group should be tested. If an agency orders that 40% of staffs be tested, then 40 out of 100 workers are casually chosen for testing. To assure that those who will be tested are chosen casually, the DOT mentions that a casual-number table or computer-based random number generator that’s noticeable to a specific worker be used. In the track industry, staffs are commonly chosen by their train number. If a train is picked, any protected worker working on that train on a particular day would be chosen for testing. Dot testing include the following mentioned points:

  • Written Policy
  • Regulations on file
  • Previous employer checks
  • Employee Education
  • Supervisor Training
  • Removal of covered employees
  • Pre-employment tests
  • Correct Federal Custody & Control forms (CCF)
  • Random pool
  • Post-accident testing situations
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Process
  • Record keeping