Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug and Alcohol Testing

Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug and Alcohol Testing

We are committed to a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace. Unless specifically permitted, any employee who uses, possesses or is under the influence of alcohol in the workplace is in violation of the company's Employee Conduct policy. The Drug and Alcohol Testing Program outlines specific rules and requirements for employees in certain jobs covered by the United States Department of Transportation's (DOT) procedures for workplace drug testing programs. All employees in DOT-covered positions must receive a copy of the DOT drug and alcohol testing program policy and handbook for employees and must sign and return an acknowledgment of receipt.

Covered positions include:

  • Any person who operates a commercial motor vehicle in interstate or intrastate commerce and is subject to the commercial driver's license requirements under DOT Part 382
  • Any person who performs on a gas pipeline (transmission and distribution facilities), or who performs operating, maintenance or emergency response functions as regulated by the DOT under Part 192, 193 or 195. These sections of the DOT regulations pertain to employees performing functions directly related to pipeline safety regulations
  • If you have an employee/candidate entering a covered position and he/she requires a pre-duty or pre-employment drug test, you can request a test by completing the DOT-RC drug test request form.

See the DOT drug and alcohol misuse prevention plan:

  • If you suspect that an employee may be working under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is your responsibility to immediately:
    • Report any suspicion or evidence of employee possession, use or involvement in furnishing, selling or offering illegal drugs while on the job or on company premises to the company's security department for referral to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
    • Use the reasonable suspicion checklist found under Available Documents and Forms on the DOT and Regulatory Compliance intranet page (note, you’ll need network access to view this page).
  • The supervisor's random drug and alcohol checklist helps you understand what happens if one of your employee(s) is required to undergo random drug testing.

If you have questions or would like more information, email DOT Drugfree Workplace or call Kathy Oceguera at 415-412-1921 or Jennifer Rodriguez at 925-558-5601.

Guidance documents and job aids Available Forms

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