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DOT/FMCSA EMPLOYERS


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  • It is the responsibility of the employer to complete all random selections in a timely manor.
  • It is the responsibility of the employer to keep all random rosters current.
  • It is the responsibility of the employer to direct selected donors to proceed directly to a test facility on donor's notification of selection.
  • It is the responsibility of the employer representative not to make a random selection list public.
  • It is the responsibility of the employer to separate Department of Transportation covered employees from Non-Covered employees on their respective random lists.
  • All radom tests must be completed before the next selection pull is received.
  • It is the responsibility of the employer to verify that vendors are providing appropriate random services. 
  • There are only 2 approved ways to do Department of Transportation required Alcohol Tests, Breath Test (EBT - Evidential Breath Test) and Saliva - No Blood.
  • Random Alcohol tests must be conducted just Before, During or right After the donor completes work.
  • All random test must be completed before December 31st or they will not count for the year's totals.
  • Donors may be subject to random selections more than once each year. 
  • Reasonable suspicion testing can not be categorized as a Random Test.
  • Drivers must be placed in the pool after satisfactory completing a pre-employment test. 
  • Current random testing rates are 50% for Drugs and 10% for Alcohol per calendar year - these numbers are subject to change every two years. 
  • Random testing can exceed requirements but must not fall below the required testing rates.
  • DOT can issue fines beginning at $2,000.00 against companies that do not follow random testing requirements.  

SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE

REASONABLE SUSPICION TRAINING FOR SUPERVISORS


TRAINING OBJECTIVES

  • Increasing the overall knowledge of Substance Abuse in the workplace
  • Increase participants confidence in identifying and intervening.
  • Review specific company policies and guidelines
  • Meet CFR §382.603 Training for Supervisors


CFR §382.603 Training for Supervisors

Each employer shall ensure that all persons designated to supervise drivers receive at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and receive at least an additional 60 minutes of training on controlled substance use.  The training will be used by the supervisors to determine whether reasonable suspicion behavioral, speech and performance indicators of probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances.  Recurrent training for supervisory personnel is not required.  


Presenters

Terri Dressel, MS, CEAP, LCPC

Mrs. Dressel is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor, specializing in the identification and early intervention of troubled employees.  With over 25 years of experience, Mrs. Dressel has taught numerous supervisors and employee training programs regarding drug and alcohol abuse. 


Mirna Lopez-Freitag, CPCT, BAT, MRO-A

Ms. Lopez-Freitag specializes in the management of substance abuse testing programs for employers nationwide.  She has over 23 years of experience in the field of Drub and Alcohol testing; developing drug and alcohol testing programs for both Department of Transportation regulated as well as private industry.  Ms. Lopez-Freitag is a Certified MRO Assistant, a Professional Collector-Trainer and a Certified Breath Alcohol Technician-Instructor.