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What Employers Need to Know About Monitoring Collection Sites

Employer Brochure

Do you employ safety-sensitive employees who must take drug and alcohol tests regulated by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT)? 

If so, this brochure can help you understand what you can do to monitor the activities of the collection sites that are performing those drug and alcohol test collections.  Having an effective substance abuse prevention and testing program is vital to your organization’s success and to public safety.  An excellent drug and alcohol testing program starts with a collection site that fully meets all requirements for the safety, privacy, security and integrity of the testing site and the testing process.  As the drug and alcohol program manager for the employer, you are the employer’s representative and are responsible for ensuring that the collections are performed in compliance with the various DOT regulations.  

This is not a legal document that adds to or makes any official interpretations of DOT rules.  This publication is for educational purposes only.  This brochure is a supplement to and should be read along with our earlier publication for employers, ―What Employers Need to Know About DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.


Regulatory Topic: Drug and Alcohol Testing
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Effective Date: Monday, April 25, 2016