Things You Need To Know About DOT Drug Screening

As part of the United States Department of Transportation’s commitment to providing safety to workers and the public, illegal substance screening is needed for what the agency considers “safety-sensitive” workers. These workers work as part of the team that helps provide transportation services on the roads, in the air, in the water, and across the rails – both underground and overland. Current Department of Labor screening practices is a result of a law called the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act, that was passed in 1991 by the United States Congress.

The law required the Department of Transportation agencies to implement strict alcohol and drug testing for workers who are in a safety-sensitive work environment. To comply with the law, the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance or the ODAPC established rules and regulations on how to the test should be conducted, as well as the testing and how …