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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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