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Getting Your Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program Off the Ground

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Aug 07, 2014

There is little room for error in the airline industry, so safety is a top priority for operators and regulators alike. It’s no surprise, then, that the airline industry is subject to numerous, complicated requirements from several different agencies. As part of the push towards safe air transportation, detecting and preventing drug and alcohol misuse is a critical component of any operator’s overall safety program. It’s also required in order to for an operator to continue business.

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Tags: Drug and Alcohol

FAA Drug & Alcohol Inspection Help

Posted by Judy Boyle on Thu, May 29, 2014

How many of you have gone through an FAA Inspection with flying colors only to find out that the FAA also inspected your collection site and you ended up with violations?  The reason is because 49 CFR Part 40[BS1]  states, “You are responsible for all actions of your officials, representatives, and agents (including service agents) in carrying out the requirements of the DOT agency regulations.” (§ 40.11)

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Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (Federal CCF)

Posted by Judy Boyle on Fri, Sep 06, 2013

This Notice provides guidance to federal agencies, transportation employers, urine collectors, laboratories, and MROs working under Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandatory Guidelines and / or under the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing regulations. This Notice concerns use of the current Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) and implementation of the electronic CCF (eCCF).

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Having Fun on Labor Day Without Risking Your Job

Posted by Judy Boyle on Thu, Aug 29, 2013

Many holidays have become excuses for long weekends and excessive partying. I don’t want to be a party pooper, but for those who perform safety-sensitive duties, you need to be aware of the potential consequences that drinking alcohol can have on your job. With this in mind, I have tried to make a list of things that you can do on this coming holiday weekend that are fun, while not putting your job on the line.

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Tags: Drug and Alcohol

Best Practices and Warnings for DOT Random Drug and Alcohol Testing (Part 2)

Posted by Judy Boyle on Tue, Jun 11, 2013

Just entering the transportation industry or new to the drug/alcohol program manager DER position? This month, we bring you the conclusion of some best practices and warnings to help you with your DOT Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.

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Tags: Drug and Alcohol

Best Practices and Warnings for DOT Random Drug and Alcohol Testing (Part 1)

Posted by Judy Boyle on Wed, Jun 05, 2013

Just entering the transportation industry or new to the Drug/Alcohol Program Manager (DER) position? Over the course of this month, we will be giving you some best practices and warnings to help you with your Department of Transportation (DOT) Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.

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Tags: Drug and Alcohol

Key Nuances in FAA/DOT Drug & Alcohol Program Terms

Posted by Judy Boyle on Tue, Apr 02, 2013

There are certain terms used by the FAA/DOT relating to the DOT Anti Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program that may not be defined as simply as one might guess. These definitions can only be found in the regulations and not in the dictionary.

 
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Tags: Drug and Alcohol

DOT Tests: Did You Use the Wrong Form?

Posted by Judy Boyle on Tue, Mar 12, 2013

For those of you who are required or were lucky enough to be selected to submit a Management Information Systems (MIS) Report, this is a reminder that your Reports are due by MARCH 15th.

While researching your testing history for the previous calendar year for your MIS report did you discover that you have DOT tests that did not fit into any one of the FAA Safety-Sensitive Categories or just realized you tested an employee on the wrong form?
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Tags: Drug and Alcohol

FAA Drug Testing: Are You Required to Submit an MIS Report?

Posted by Judy Boyle on Fri, Feb 15, 2013

Well everyone, it is that time of year again - time to start preparing your Management Information Systems (MIS) reports.  We get a lot of questions about this, so we thought we’d write this post to help.

The most common question asked is, “Am I required to submit an MIS report as part of my FAA drug testing requirement?”  

In this post, we help you get to the bottom of whether you need to submit an MIS report.

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Tags: Drug and Alcohol

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