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Written Drug & Alcohol Policies

One of the single greatest failures of employers is a poorly written drug & alcohol policy. In order to comply with any DOT agency's drug and alcohol policy requirements an employer needs a working knowledge of the drug testing process and the many issues and non-negative test outcomes that can arise as a result of testing.

More often than not, the legal implications surrounding any non-negative test outcome occur as a result of an employer's failure to address labor issues in its written policy. We can help employers revise or implement clearly written policies that employers and employees are represented by bargaining units or are "employees-at-will". We can provide policies for all DOT regulated employers such as:

  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT)
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Act
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Additionally, we can help revise or implement drug and alcohol testing policies for employers and employees who are not regulated by federal or state mandates, yet who seek to establish & maintain a drug-free workplace.

Among the many issues our comprehensive policies include:

  • Drug & Alcohol prohibitions
  • Current application of federal & state regulations or state laws
  • Explanation of testing processes
  • Policy on problem and labor issues such as:
    - Adulteration
    - Substitution
    - Dilution
    - Refusals to test
    - Shy bladder/shy lung
    - Challenges of test results
    - Rehabilitation
    - Discipline
    - Cost issues
  • Notification of need to test forms
  • "Last Chance" agreements
  • Prescription medication use forms
  • Previous employer drug & alcohol information request forms
  • Drug & alcohol use/misuse prohibitions
  • Drug & alcohol information release forms