The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (OCAPC) have issued a new document to assist employers in monitoring drug test collection sites. This document is useful to collection sites also to ensure they are performing DOT collections properly. The information provided is for guidance and best practices.
Employers take note: Ensuring the fairness, accuracy, security and integrity of the specimen collection process is fundamental to transportation safety. If you allow your collection sites to slip below the requirements that ensure safety and security for the required collections, you open the door to those who want to mask their illicit drug use by cheating or otherwise subverting a test so that they can continue to use illegal drugs undetected. At the same time, those employees without a previous violation have a reasonable expectation of privacy while providing a sample. As the employer, it is your responsibility to play a key role in quality assurance and consistency in the success of the DOT-regulated collections performed for your company.
This document includes the “DOT’s 10 Steps to Collection Site Security and Integrity” and 25 urine collection steps for a successful DOT drug test collection.
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