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Best Practices for Random Drug and Alcohol Testing (DOT)

 What’s the best tool employers have for deterring drug and alcohol use in the workplace?

Random Testing. And, here are just a few of the reasons why:

  • Saves lives and prevents injuries.
  • Helps employers identify workers with substance abuse issues and facilitate their treatment.
  • Allows employees to easily say no to illegal drug use. “No, thanks. They drug test at work.”
  • Reduces employer liability.
  • It is a fair way of testing.

The purpose of this publication is to help DOT covered employers and service agents in implementing and evaluating their own random testing programs. While DOT regulations serve as a mandatory minimum and do not prevent additional practices that serve the effectiveness of a testing program, don’t forget that some DOT covered employers may also have extra requirements from industry specific regulations.

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