Category: Specimen Collection Training & Certification

Programs For DOT Urine Specimen Collector - Joe Reilly & Associates Inc
DOT Urine Specimen Collector Trainings and Required Proficiency Demonstration Our program is the most comprehensive in the industry for initial certification as a DOT collector. Your certification can be obtained from the comfort of your home or office. Long distance training is accomplished via webinars and webcam training. Training for DOT specimen collections is required […]
Top 10 Mistakes Made During Specimen Collection - Joe Reilly
We often hear about mistakes in the urine specimen collection process for drug testing.  It is important that your drug testing operation perform collections without mistakes. The Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) recently published the top 10 mistakes that are often found. Be sure your specimen collection staff is not guilty of any of […]
DOT Collectors - Are You Ready for an FAA Audit? Lisa Ruehle
By Lisa Ruehle …..Every Designated Employer Representative (DER) relies on their collection sites to perform collections as required by 49 CFR Part 40 for Urine Collectors and Breath Alcohol Technicians (BAT) and Screening Test Technicians (STT). Many FAA companies have collection sites across the country by the very nature of the modality, making it challenging […]
DOT Direct Observation Urine Collection
DOT Direct Observation Urine Collection 1. DOT’s 49 CFR Part 40 directly observed collections are authorized and required only when: ● The employee attempts to tamper with his or her specimen at the collection site.— The specimen temperature is outside the acceptable range;— The specimen shows signs of tampering ~ unusual color/odor/characteristic; or— The collector […]
What Do I Need to Start a Drug-testing Business?
FMCSA Audits Urine Specimen Collection Sites, Are you Ready? 40.61(c) – Does the collector positively identify the employee by photo identification or know the procedures to identify the employee before beginning the collection process? 40.355(a) – Was the employee required to sign a consent form? 40.45(a) – Does the employer utilize the standard five-part, carbonless, […]
Common Collection Site Errors
The importance of the collection sites in the drug testing process cannot be emphasized enough.  This is the only place where the testee (donor) is confronted with the drug test program and all of the prescriptive requirements. These prescriptive requirements include the collection facilities where the specimens are required to be collected according to a […]