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Approved Screening Devices to Measure Alcohol in Bodily Fluids

Overview

Alcohol Screening Devices (ASDs) listed on this web page and EBTs listed on ODAPC’s Web page for ‘‘Approved Evidential Breath Measurement Devices’’ are the only devices you are allowed to use to conduct alcohol screening tests under Part 40.

You may use an ASD that is...

Approved Evidential Breath Measurement Devices

Overview

Evidential Breath Testing (EBT) devices on this page are the only devices you may use to conduct alcohol confirmation tests under 49 CFR Part 40.  These EBTs may also be used to conduct alcohol screening tests under Part 40.

To conduct a confirmation test, you...

DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.277

Subpart N - Problems in Alcohol Testing§ 40.277 Are alcohol tests other than saliva or breath permitted under these regulations? No, other types of alcohol tests (e,g., blood and urine) are not authorized for testing done under this part. Only saliva or breath for screening tests and breath...

DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.275 Q&A

§40.243; §40.253; §40.275; Appendix G            09/01

QUESTION:

Is it acceptable to affix printed alcohol test results on the back of the Alcohol Testing Form (ATF) rather than on the front?

ANSWER:

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DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.273

Subpart N - Problems in Alcohol Testing§ 40.273 What is the effect of a cancelled alcohol test? (a) A cancelled alcohol test is neither positive nor negative. (1) As an employer, you must not attach to a cancelled test the consequences of a test result that is 0.02 or greater (e.g.,...

DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.271

Subpart N - Problems in Alcohol Testing§ 40.271 How are alcohol testing problems corrected? (a) As a BAT or STT, you have the responsibility of trying to complete successfully an alcohol test for each employee. (1) If, during or shortly after the testing process, you become aware of any...

DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.269

Subpart N - Problems in Alcohol Testing§ 40.269 What problems cause an alcohol test to be cancelled unless they are corrected? As a BAT or STT, or employer, you must cancel an alcohol test if any of the following problems occur, unless they are corrected. These are “correctable flaws.” These...

DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.267

Subpart N - Problems in Alcohol Testing

§ 40.267 What problems always cause an alcohol test to be cancelled?

As an employer, a BAT, or an STT, you must cancel an alcohol test if any of the following problems occur. These are “fatal flaws.” You must inform the DER that the test was cancelled...

DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.265

Subpart N - Problems in Alcohol Testing§ 40.265 What happens when an employee is unable to provide a sufficient amount of breath for an alcohol test? (a) If an employee does not provide a sufficient amount of breath to permit a valid breath test, you must take the steps listed in this section...