DOT testing is regulated by the government – specifically, the Department of Transportation (DOT).
In 1991, the U.S. Congress passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act when they recognized the need for a drug and alcohol-free transportation industry. The act required DOT agencies to implement drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive employees to maintain the safety of the traveling public and workers.
The DOT’s drug screening rules and procedures are listed within Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 40, commonly known as “Part 40.” These rules are published by an office within the DOT: the Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC).
DOT agencies and the U.S. Coast Guard write industry-specific regulations that explain who is subject to testing, when, and in what situations. Industry employers implement the regulations that apply to their business. Anyone designated in DOT regulations as a “safety-sensitive” employee is subject to Dot drug and alcohol testing. A safety-sensitive employee is someone who holds a job that can impact both their own safety and the safety of the public. All DOT drug tests use the same 5-panel test. It tests for:
- Marijuana metabolites/THC
- Cocaine metabolites
- Amphetamines (including methamphetamine, MDMA)
- Opioids* (including codeine, heroin (6-AM), morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
Michigan Counseling Group is now DOT testing. We meet all the requirements above and we ensure that safety is our #1 priority. Our office is located at East 12 Mile and our phone number is 1-586-510-4992. If you need to schedule an appointment or have any further questions about the many services our company offers feel free to call.
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