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Drug and Alcohol Testing for Employees Overview

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the significance of having a safety-sensitive role in the workplace, what conduct is prohibited for all safety-sensitive workers, and your responsibility to understand and follow DOT regulations.
  • Identify the six situations under which safety-sensitive workers are subject to drug and/or alcohol testing and when testing occurs.
  • Identify prohibited alcohol related conduct and uses, signs and symptoms that can indicate alcohol use, the definition of blood alcohol content and how each BAC level affects the body.
  • Identify the five prohibited drugs the DOT program tests, the specific signs and symptoms of drug use, and the guidelines and legalities of prescription use for employees in a safety-sensitive role.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the alcohol and drug testing process, test procedures and results, and the steps in the return-to-duty process.

Course overview

As an employee who performs safety-sensitive functions, you will learn about prohibited drug- and alcohol-related conduct for all safety-sensitive workers, the six conditions under which you are subject to drug and alcohol testing, when they occur and the testing process, and the signs and symptoms of substance use.

  • 20 Minutes
  • English
Course Outline
  • DOT: Drug and Alcohol Testing for Employees Overview
Regulations
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart B – Employer Responsibilities – 40.11 What are the general responsibilities of employers under this regulation?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart B – Employer Responsibilities – 40.13 Who does this regulation cover?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart B – Employer Responsibilities – 40.14 What collection information must employers provide to collectors?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart B – Employer Responsibilities – 40.15 May an employer use a service agent to meet DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart B – Employer Responsibilities – 40.23 What actions do employers take after receiving verified test results?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart B – Employer Responsibilities – 40.25 Must an employer check on the drug and alcohol testing record of employees it is intending to use to perform safety-sensitive duties?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart C – Urine Collection Personnel – 40.31 Who may collect urine specimens for DOT drug testing?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart D – Collection Sites, Forms, Equipment and Supplies Used in DOT Urine Collections – 40.41 Where does a urine collection for a DOT drug test take place?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart D – Collection Sites, Forms, Equipment and Supplies Used in DOT Urine Collections – 40.43 What steps must operators of collection sites take to protect the security and integrity of urine collections?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart E – Urine Specimen Collections – 40.61 What are the preliminary steps in the collection process?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart E – Urine Specimen Collections – 40.63 What steps does the collector take in the collection process before the employee provides a urine specimen?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart E – Urine Specimen Collections – 40.65 What does the collector check for when the employee presents a specimen?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart E – Urine Specimen Collections – 40.71 How does the collector prepare the specimens?
  • 49 CFR 40 Subpart E – Urine Specimen Collections – 40.73 How is the collection process completed?
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