Responding Appropriately to the Presence of Alcohol in an Employee’s System

Posted on June 26, 2018 | Filed under: Return to Work

Safety is a top priority for employees working for DOT-covered employers, especially when performing safety-sensitive roles. Individuals in these positions are often required to undergo periodic drug and alcohol testing. Should a test come back positive, the employee must be immediately removed from their position for the time being. Under FTA regulations, they are prohibited […]

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Understanding the Return to Duty SAP Process

Posted on June 12, 2018 | Filed under: Return to Work

What happens when you have an employee who is required to take a DOT drug or alcohol test—and the test comes back positive? The short answer: As an employer, you are legally required to remove that employee from any safety-sensitive, DOT-covered activities, and to refer that employer to local, DOT-qualified substance abuse professionals (SAPs). You […]

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