Drug and Alcohol Testing

Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing

Are you an employer who has safety-sensitive positions? Do you have zero tolerance for drug/alcohol use at your worksite?  If you have employees fulfilling safety-sensitive roles within your business, we will help you develop a drug-free workplace program.

Many non-regulated employers often conduct random drug and alcohol testing. These programs can be customized and managed by CNS Occupational Medicine, with drug and alcohol testing sites available all across the United States.

Drug and alcohol testing can save lives and prevent injuries. It also helps employers identify workers with substance abuse problems and facilitate their treatment.

In addition, random testing reduces an employer’s liability.

What types of testing?
What types of Drug and Alcohol Testing do we do?

CNS Occupational Medicine offers a number of different types of DOT and Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing.

Instant Testing

Instant testing is more technically referred to as Point-of-Collection Testing (POCT).

This type of instant or rapid drug testing is the perfect solution for situations that require drug test results within minutes.

POCT Tests are available for:

  • Pre-employment Drug Testing
  • Random Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Post-Accident Drug and Alcohol Testing

Note: Instant Drug Testing is not available or approved for federally regulated or DOT drug testing programs

Common Drug Testing Panels

6-Panel Drug Tests

  • Similar to DOT 5 panel. Includes amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, and PCP.

10-Panel Drug Tests

  • Includes amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, PCP, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone, and propoxyphene.

Breath Alcohol Testing

DOT regulated employers and must perform breath alcohol testing to remain compliant with 49 CFR Part 40 “Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing” using breath alcohol technicians (BAT) using a certified Evidential Breath Testing (EBT) device.

BAT results higher than .02 are subject to disciplinary action depending on the industry:

  • FMCSA – cannot resume safety-sensitive functions for 24 hours
  • FRA – cannot resume safety-sensitive functions for 8 hours
  • FTA and PHMSA – cannot return to work until their next scheduled day and no less than 8 hours from the time the test was taken
  • FAA – cannot return to work for 8 hours

Certified Urine Specimen Collector and Breath Alcohol Training

A drug and alcohol collector is a person who instructs and assists employees at a collection site, receives and makes an initial inspection of the specimen provided by those employees, and initiates and completes the Chain of Custody Form.

The drug collector has direct, face to face contact with the employee. Without the collector ensuring the integrity of the urine specimen and collection process, the test itself may lose credibility.

Under the DOT regulations, an individual performing urine drug and alcohol collection must receive qualification training.

CNS offers a Specimen Collector training course that satisfies the requirements for qualification training as outlined in Federal Regulations, 49 CFR Part 40 and includes the DOT’s rule change that took effect January 1, 2018.

employer drug testing policy and consent form

Looking for something different?

We also offer many other PhysicalsScreenings and Tests and Employer Services from Biometric Screenings to Work Injury Treatment Plans.

We offer a number of screenings, tests, and other medical services from Biometric Screenings to Vaccinations to X-Rays, and more. 

We offer a number of physicals related to DOT, Non-DOT Medical Services, and OSHA-Related work, such as DOT Physicals, Respirator and HAZMAT/HAZWOPER Physicals, and more.

We offer services for all different types of employers, whether you are regulated by DOT, OSHA or any other government organization. We can manage your Work Injury Treatment Plans.

Our Occupational Healthcare staff members specialize in Drug and Alcohol Consortium and Testing and are ready to answer any questions you have whether you need In-Clinic Services or Onsite Clinic Services. All medical staff has very specific knowledge in Occupational Medicine, which is exactly what you need.