Does your business fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation or DOT? If so, you may be required to complete a DOT Drug and testing Program in addition to receiving a DOT medical exam. Both the DOT medical exam and the DOT drug and alcohol testing are provided by Dr. Christophe Oliveira at New Jersey Disc Center.
The Importance of DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing
In 1991, the US government passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act which recognized the need for a transportation industry free of drugs and alcohol. The act requires DOT agencies to implement drug and alcohol testing of commercial drivers in order to maintain the safety of the traveling public and other workers. Anyone designated as a “safety sensitive” employee is subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing. A safety sensitive employee applies to someone who holds a job in which their actions can impact both their own safety and the safety of the public.
DOT Drug Tests Test for the Following Drugs:
- Opioids (including morphine, codeine, heroin (6AM), oxycodone, oxymorphone, oxycodone and hydrocodone among others)
- Amphetamines (including MDMA and methamphetamine among others)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)