Drug Free Workplace

Hire and Keep Good Employees.

  • Workplace Drug Testing

    Save Money - Eliminating drug use effectively reduces the amount of worker's compensation claims, the cost of hiring and training new employees, and the cost of company liability insurance. 

    Save Time - Drug users are more likely to be poor employees or change employers.

    Increase Productivity - Drug free employees tend to work faster, better, and make fewer mistakes. They have fewer absences, and less tardiness. 

    Drug testing benefits everyone.

     

    The benefits of drug testing at work do not only apply to the employer. The employees benefit from a drug-tested workplace as well.

    Drug-tested employees are less likely to be drug-users. Working with drug-users can be a problem. The effects of drug use range from irritability, paranoia, and hallucinations, to tardiness and absenteeism. Employees could be picking up the slack for someone, through no fault of their own. Efficiently drug-tested personnel are less likely to abuse illegal substances, and will therefore be a better co-worker.

    Drug-free workplaces are safer. According to the US Department of Labor, a drug-free workplace is a safer workplace. Working in a drug-free environment means less accidents happening around every employee, less mistakes and above all, it means all employees are less at risk. Feeling safer at work, especially in positions involving dangerous worksites, is important.

    Drug tested co-workers are likely to be more reliable.

     

         • If your company is efficiently drug testing employees, those employees are less likely to use/abuse illegal drugs.

         • Those abusing illegal drugs are subject to a multitude of unfortunate side effects.

     Based on these findings, one can rightfully conclude the following:

    If my company uses drug testing as a personnel improvement/maintenance strategy, my co-workers are less likely to be drug-users. Therefore, my co-workers have less of a chance of making poor decisions which affect my safety, and less of a chance of being irritable, hallucinogenic, and unreliable, among other things.


    Drug Testing and Program Management Services


    Once you decide that workplace drug testing is right for your company, we can walk you through the process of what it is your company needs, starting with a custom drug testing policy.  See the list below for other options available to help keep your workplace safe. 

DNA Testing

Boston Paternity
Occupational Drug Testing offers reliable and convenient DNA Testing services through Boston Paternity, a company which has been providing accurate DNA test results for clients since 1999. Through this partnership, we help individuals and families prove relationships for many different reasons.

 AABB Accredited Immigation DNA Testing: All tests are processed by AABB accredited laboratories, and you are assigned a personal Case Manager to walk you through the entrie process. 

Fast, Convenient Paternity Testing: Our friendly Case Managers are always ready to answer your questions. All Boston Paternity DNA tests are 100% accurate and affordable. If you need the test for court, all legal test results are admissible in all 50 states.

Confidential Infidelity Testing: Boston Paternity experts are standing by to answer any questions you have about your delicate situation. Getting the peace of mind you need confidentially has never been easier. Items of suspicion can be tested without the knowledge of your partner.


For a free consultation with a Boston Paternity Case Manager, call 1-800-362-3588 or click here.

Mobile Drug Testing

A Drug-Free Workplace: 24-Hour On-Site Drug Collections


In certain industries, a drug-free workplace is critical. An excellent way to be sure employees are productive, safe and trustworthy is by implementing an effective drug-testing program. Occupational Drug Testing's fully functional on-site mobile collection units make drug testing convenient. 

Mobile Testing Unit 

Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week 

Emergency Post-Accident Testing  • Male and Female Collectors

Mobile On-Site Testing  •  Breath Alcohol Testing

Reasonable Cause Testing  •  Pre-Employment Drug Collections

Random Drug Testing  •  Certified Professional Collectors

Both DOT and Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing 

 

Choose the Experts. 

The Occupational Drug Testing staff is comprised of trained collectors, which allows us to tailor collections for your specific drug and alcohol testing needs. With over 15 years in business, Occupational Drug Testing provides the following benefits to every client:

  • Cost Savings
  • Convenience
  • Flexibility
  • Professional Service

 Please click here to have a representative help you.

Drug And Alcohol Collections

24-Hour On Site Drug Collections 

 Since 1994, we've been helping third party administrators and employers with 24-hour, 7 days a week drug and alcohol testing collections. Our trained staff is strategically located throughout New England, so response times are fast. We are New England's premier drug and alcohol testing professionals. Call us today: 800-211-4469

Key Features: 

  • Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

  • Male and Female Collectors Available

  • Emergency Post-Accident Testing

  • Mobile On-Site Testing

  • Reasonable Cause Testing

  • Breath Alcohol Testing

  • Pre-Employment Drug Collections

  • Certified Professional Collectors

  • DOT and Non-DOT Services

  • Accredited at all New England Airports: BOS, MHT, PVD, BDL

  • MASSPORT Certified

 



Choose Occupational Drug Testing

Our large staff of trained collectors allows us to tailor collections to your drug and alcohol testing needs. With over 15 years in business, Occupational Drug Testing provides the following benefits to every client:

  • Time and Money Savings

  • Convenience of Onsite Testing

  • Flexibility of 24/7 Mobile Services

  • Professional Customer Service


Click here for a free consultation, no strings attached. 

DOT Drug Testing Program Management

DOT Agency Drug Testing Expertise 


Every DOT operating agency has different regulations under DOT guidelines. Occupational Drug Testing keeps up to date with all regulations of each agency. ODT Program Administrators specialize in working with companies who fall under each operating agency.

Below you will find more information about drug testing guidelines for the DOT agencies.

FMCSA Drug Testing

FAA Drug Testing

FTA Drug Testing

FRA Drug Testing

USCG Drug Testing

PHMSA Drug Testing


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Drug Testing Policy Creation

Many companies implement drug and alcohol policies because they have made a decision not to employ individuals who use illegal drugs or abuse alcohol. The policy itself is useful for many reasons, including but not limited to the following:

  1. To provide clear and consistent guidelines to employees and management as to when and why an employee may be tested for drugs or alcohol.

  2. To provide guidelines pertaining to how a positive drug or alcohol test will be handled.
  3. To provide clarity regarding what is prohibited.

  4. To describe how drug and alcohol tests will be administered.

We have experience developing customized policies for hundreds of companies with unique needs. Differences occur based on the type of employees and work that is completed.

 

Drug Testing Policy Details

 

The following information is meant to provide examples of some potential sections of a well created drug and alcohol testing policy. Every company is different, so too are drug testing policies. This page is meant to provide ideas for policy creation.

  1. Who is covered by the policy

  2. What is prohibited
  3. Who will perform the testing

  4. When tests are completed
  5. What drugs will be tested

  6. How testing is completed
  7. Who will review test results

  8. What happens after a positive test
  9. Employee assistance program information

  10. Employee acknowledgment

 

Note to DOT Employees: Understanding Your Employer's Drug Policy

 

It is very important to understand your employer's drug policy as it applies to the Department of Transportation and other federal regulations.

Employers are held accountable for providing employees with contact information in order to seek help from a qualified substance abuse professional.

Your employer, The DOT and all Federal agencies alike, are NOT required to give employees a "second chance" or bear the responsibility for any costs related to SAP evaluations and/or the subsequent treatment required thereafter.

 

Give us a call toll-free at 800-211-4469 or click here if you are thinking about creating a drug and alcohol testing policy. 


DOT & Non-DOT Random Consortiums

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires all safety sensitive employees to be entered into a random consortium. The random consortium pool selections are:

  • Performed at the least on a quarterly basis
  • Valid computer selection made by confidential random selection technology

Occupational Drug Testing establishes individual random drug testing consortiums for each agency to comply with DOT regulations for testing frequency. If you prefer to have your own company consortium to increase the selection probability, we can establish your own private company pool as well. An experienced Program Administrator will work with you directly to update your employee list. Occupational Drug Testing experts are always ready to answer any questions you may have while establishing your random drug testing program.
 

What are the DOT regulations regarding random consortiums?

Before a DOT employee performs a safety sensitive position, the employee must have a negative screening result on file. In other words; once a DOT employee completes a pre-employment screening with a negative result detected, he or she is now ready to work. Each DOT agency has its own percentage rate, which can fluctuate. The Administrator for each agency has the jurisdiction to change percentage rates based upon industry average that year. 
 

2013 Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Selection Rates

DOT Agency

Drug Test

Alcohol Test

FAA

25%

10%

FMCSA

50%

10%

FRA

25%

10%

FTA

25%

10%

PHMSA

25%

N/A

USCG

25%

N/A

Source: US Department of Transportation

 

How is an employee entered into the random pool?

Once the aforementioned negative test results are entered, the DOT employee is automatically entered into the random consortium or "pool." When entered into the system, the employee can be included in one of two pools. One option is the agency as a whole, such as, FMCSA, USCG or FAA. Or, the company can have its own selection pool. If you establish a company pool for testing, the testing regulation percentages will be the same as the DOT agency in which the company falls under.

How are DOT employees chosen?

As stated above, every year each DOT agency releases a percentage for randomly testing employees.  Each quarter, the selection is made by a scientific random selection method. Each covered employee will have an equal chance of being tested each time a selection is made.

Non-DOT Random Drug Testing Consortium

Even companies not mandated by DOT regulations use random drug testing as a workplace best practice. There is no regulation for these types of companies. Occupational Drug Testing will work with you to determine the best strategy to implement an effective random drug testing program, customized for your business. If you see the value in a drug-free workplace, a random drug testing program is a proven choice to deter workplace drug use. 

 

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Online Supervisor Training

As an employer, you may come into contact with an employee that needs your help. You may be the first line of defense to prevent accidents and injuries. Additionally, helping an employee will likely increase motivation, which will boost productivity. Behavior, appearance, speech and body odors are specific categories to investigate (and document) if an employee is acting suspicious. 

Compliance Training Online


FMCSAFRAFAAFTAPHMSA and USCG all require Supervisor Compliance Training.  This type of training can significantly benefit non-DOT companies in cases such as reasonable suspicion preparedness. The ability to quickly identify impairment will keep your workplace safer and your operating costs to a minimum.


Occupational Drug Testing offers two options for supervisory signs and symptoms training. Both options are designed to help supervisors identify when an employee may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the workplace. It's not the job of the supervisor to diagnose the cause of a problem. However, it is the role of that supervisor to make sure employees are performing their duties as required in a safe and healthy environment. 

 

Contact us for more information. An ODT representative can answer any questions. 

DOT Audit Assistance

If your company has been notified that you will be audited in the near future or if you would like assistance with an internal DOT audit to review your files, we can assist you.

Audits can be overwhelming for some clients, particularly those that have a larger employee base.  Therefore we can offer our services to ensure that you have all the necessary documents available when they are requested by the DOT or if you have an in-house audit.  

Read more: DOT Audit Assistance

Employment Physicals

DOT and Non-DOT Employment Physicals

 Ensuring your employees are physically capable of performing their work is an important part of workplace safety. 

We create customized physicals to meet the needs of our clients, so they can feel confident their workforce is capable and safe. We break our services down into two main groups:

 

DOT Physicals

 

Our medical director, Dr. Patrick Leong, oversees all DOT physicals to ensure your drivers are fit to drive your commercial vehicles. The DOT Medical Examination Report is used in all cases. We realize that physicals can be a large cost to your company, so we keep our rates as low as possible.


If you have at least 15 drivers:

Our mobile testing units are designed to allow for complete DOT physical examinations. We will come to your facility, saving you time and making sure your drivers are compliant.

If you have fewer than 15 drivers:

We work with occupational health centers nationwide. Our relationships with them allow us to get preferred pricing for your DOT physicals.


 Pre-Employment Physicals

A pre-employment physical can save your company a lot of money in worker's compensation. If a job requires significant physical activity, make sure the people you hire are capable. If you're hiring a large number of employees, we'll come to you to perform customized on-site physicals. We also partner with qualified occupational health centers across the country.

 

We customize our physicals to meet the demands of the job. Our pre-employment physical exams can include some or all of the following items:

  • Occupational and Medical History
  • Musculoskeletal Examination (Lift Test)
  • Respiratory System Exam 
  • Gastrointestinal Examination
  • Skin Exam
  • Cardiovascular Exam
  • Vital Signs (Blood Pressure, Urine Dip Test)

Our relationships with leading occupational health centers allows us to offer preferred pricing for your physicals. The up front cost could save your company thousands of dollars. Contact us for a price quote.

 

 

Background Checks

 

We provide a multiple-stage screening process which creates easy-to-read, organized reports.  Our thorough reports include a risk scoring, color-coded grading system that's based on your own individual pass, fail and provisional criteria. ODT Background Checks directly access federal, state and county courts, so you can be certain we won't miss anything.

Our compiled data is compliant with Fair Credit Report Act regulations, therefore providing the confidence you need for background-checking. Take the extra step of a Background Check on your potential employees through the experts at Occupational Drug Testing. It will give you the tools to the hire only the best and most reliable for your team.  

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Court Drug Testing

Professional and Accurate Drug Testing Services

Court-ordered drug testing requires that specific protocol be followed, and obtaining accurate and timely results is crucial in these cases. At Occupational Drug Testing, we understand the importance of providing professional and accurate drug test results, especially in a case of a court-ordered drug test. Our knowledgeable staff at ODT is ready to provide professional services for those responsible for seeing that court-ordered drug testing is completed efficiently and within specific regulations.

Convenient. Fast.

ODT takes pride in our ability to offer professional drug testing services in the most convenient way possible to our clients. We ensure the right information gets to the right people, so you don't have to. You can rest assured that all court-ordered drug test results are sent automatically to the appropriate party (attorney, court, probation officer).

Customizable Testing Plans Available

ODT offers a full range of court-ordered drug testing, such as urine, saliva, hair follicle, nail and/or DNA testing. Plus, with our expert staff and wealth of resources, ODT has the ability to create a testing panel to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Probation Drug Testing Probate Court Testing

 

Occupational Drug Testing is here to help you. Contact Us today to find out more!

Probation Drug Testing

You are our top priority.

Probation drug tests are required to be administered for those convicted of crimes related to drug abuse. Our experienced staff at Occupational Drug Testing offers professional drug testing services specifically for those individuals required to be drug tested to meet probation rules.

ODT knows that probation drug testing requirements are strict, and that they must be administered precisely according to regulations in order to be effective in preventing future drug abuse and related crimes. That's why we make it our top priority to produce accurate and timely probation drug test results. ODT follows strict measures to ensure the results we provide our clients with are 100% accurate.

Customized testing for your convenience.

At ODT, it is our goal to offer the most professional and convenient substance abuse testing services in the industry. We know you need accurate results, and you need them now. We do our very best to get you the results you need as soon as possible. Negative test results are generally available within 24 hours!

ODT's professional and expert staff is proud to offer exemplary DUI Drug Testing services for our clients. For your convenience, we can also create a customized testing panel to meet the specific needs of our clients. In addition, results are sent automatically to the appropriate part (attorney, court, probation officer) upon receipt, so you can be sure the information gets into the hands of the right people as soon as possible.

Choose ODT as your trusted probation drug testing provider. You won't be disappointed.

 

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Probate Court Testing

Get results in a timely manner.

When it comes to probate court drug testing, Occupational Drug Testing knows that the delivery of accurate and timely test results is essential. We understand that the results of divorce and child custody drug tests can have a strong and lasting effect on a family. That's why we ensure that all of the right steps are taken, and that all tests are administered as requested by the court.

Our expert staff is there for you.

At ODT, we know you need a drug testing company you can rely on. We promise not to let you down. ODT's expert staff is equipped to handle probate court testing in the most professional and efficient manner, so you don't have to worry.

ODT respects your privacy.

Judges typically order drug testing during a divorce or child custody battle when there is reason to believe that drug abuse is occuring. During a divorce or a dreaded child custody battle, ODT knows that privacy and confidentiality are imperative. Because of this, we take extra care to ensure that divorce and child custody drug test results are done quickly, accurately, and above all else, that all drug test results are kept confidential.

Accurate Results.

Our industry-leading drug screening services combined with our professional staff is what sets ODT apart from other drug testing companies. ODT knows the importance of accurate and professional drug testing services with regards to probate court drug testing. That's why we ensure that the right tests are performed based on the drugs we are testing for.

 

For more information on our quick, convenient and customized drug testing services please click below:

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Private Drug Testing

Is my child using illegal drugs?


It's a scary question. Fortunately, Occupational Drug Testing's confidential family drug testing can give you an accurate answer. Drug abuse leads to criminal activity, poor grades in school, and the inability to get or keep a job. Drug testing your teen is an effective way to deter drug use, but don't trust at home kits. All drug testing is performed in one of our NH or MA offices by Certified Collector Associates. 

According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, over the 6-year period from 2007 to 2012, several increases in youth drug use were noted:

  • Past month use of any illicit drug increased among 12th graders to 25.2%.
  • Past month use of marijuana increased among 10th graders to 17% and 12th graders  to 22.9%.

Private. Confidential. Convenient.

Teen Substance Abuse

ODT offers private drug testing services, and we guarantee to keep all results 100% confidential. If you're in need of private and accurate drug testing services that can be administered at one of our convenient locations, or even in the privacy of your own home, you've come to the right place! We understand the sensitive nature of your situation. Test results will not be issued to anyone other than a party authorized by the individual ordering the test.


As a parent, ODT understands that confronting your child about his/her drug use is not an easy task. It just might be one of the hardest things you have to do as a parent. Because it is a delicate subject, we make your privacy our top concern.  We respect your decision to take on the issue and we are here to help.  Occupational Drug Testing can help with the entire process, and get you set up with programs to deter future drug use. 

 

Ways To Test

Urine Drug Testing: The most common way of drug testing. The cost is reasonable, and almost all substances can be found in the urine. We can test for any drug you suspect by developing a customized drug testing panel. 

Hair Follicle Drug Testing: This method is a little pricier, but the best method for determining drug use farther back in time. Hair follicle testing has the capability to detect drug use 60-90 days in the past. 


What We Test For

 With the amount of substances available to youth today, you might need to test for a wide variety of drugs. Occupational Drug Testing experts stay on top of the latest strings of drugs, new versions, methods and trends. ODT has the ability to test for any drug. The most common drugs tested for are:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Heroine
  • PCP
  • Prescription Pills
  • Synthetic Marijuana

 For answers to any questions, call or click today. An Occupational Drug Testing expert will be happy to help.

 

 

 

On-site Workplace Flu Shots

Occupational Wellness

 

Occupational Wellness offers corporate on-site flu shot clinics in New England as a convenient, affordable way to reduce sick days and keep employees healthier. 

Occupational Wellness is dedicated to helping companies lower employee costs. Seasonal flu is a leading cause of employee sick days nationwide. According to the Center for Disease Control, influenza causes 200 million days of diminished productivity and 75 million days of work absences among 18-64 year olds each year in the U.S. Occupational Wellness offers corporate on-site flu shot clinics in New England as a convenient, affordable way to reduce sick days and keep employees healthier.

 

Trained Experts

 

Reduce Sick Days • Improve Productivity • Avoid Spreading Virus

Employee Appreciation • Lower Employee Costs

On-site Flu Clinics

 

Our professional medical staff will make your flu clinic easy and successful. In addition to handling set up and take down, our staff ensures quick vaccinations, so your employees can get back to work fast. An Occupational Wellness Account Manager will make sure your clinic is a success by providing complimentary promotional materials.

 

Read more about the flu


In addition to handling set up and take down, our professional medical staff
ensures quick vaccinations, so your employees can get back to work fast. 

 

Call to Schedule Your Clinic Today! 1.877.286.9113

 

 

 

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So Your Company Drug Tests...

You might see it as inconvenient or unnecessary. 
But it's for your own good. 


The drug and alcohol testing process used by your employer protects the rights of both the company and the employee. Please read the following reasons why substance testing is a good thing. 

Drug-tested employees are less likely to be drug-users.

Working with drug-users can be a problem. The effects of drug use range from irritability, paranoia, and hallucinations, to tardiness and absenteeism. You could be picking up the slack for someone, through no fault of your own. Efficiently drug-tested personnel are less likely to abuse illegal substances, and will therefore be a better colleague to you.

Employee Drug Testing Drug-free workplaces are safer.

 According to the US Department of Labor, a drug-free workplace is a safer workplace. Working in a drug-free environment means less accidents happening around you, less mistakes and above all, it means you are less at risk. Feeling safer at your job, especially in positions involving dangerous worksites, is important.

Drug-tested co-workers are likely to be more reliable.

We have determined the following:

     • If your company is efficiently drug testing employees, those employees are less likely to use/abuse illegal drugs.

     • Those abusing illegal drugs are subject to a multitude of unfortunate side effects.

Based on these findings, one can rightfully conclude the following: If my company uses drug testing as a personnel improvement/maintenance strategy, my co-workers are less likely to be drug-users. Therefore, my co-workers have less of a chance of making poor decisions which affect my safety, and less of a chance of being irritable, hallucinogenic, and unreliable, among other things.


If you have any questions, please contact us. We are here to help. 

Workplace Drug Testing

What are some benefits of accurate drug testing?

Save Money - Eliminating drug use effectively reduces the number of worker's compensation claims, the cost of hiring and training new employees, and the cost of company liability insurance. 


Save Time - Drug users are more likely to be poor employees or change employers.


Increase Productivity - Drug free employees tend to work faster, better, and make fewer mistakes. They have fewer absences, and less tardiness. 


Drug testing benefits everyone. 

Drug Use in the Workplace

The benefits of drug testing at work do not only apply to the employer. The employees benefit from a drug-tested workplace as well.


Drug-tested employees are less likely to be drug-users. Working with drug-users can be a problem. The effects of drug use range from irritability, paranoia, and hallucinations, to tardiness and absenteeism. Employees could be picking up the slack for someone, through no fault of their own. Efficiently drug-tested personnel are less likely to abuse illegal substances, and will therefore be a better co-worker.

 

Drug-free workplaces are safer. According to the US Department of Labor, a drug-free workplace is a safer workplace. Working in a drug-free environment means less accidents happening around every employee, less mistakes and above all, it means all employees are less at risk. Feeling safer at work, especially in positions involving dangerous worksites, is important. 

 


Drug tested co-workers are likely to be more reliable.

  • If your company is efficiently drug testing employees, those employees are less likely to use/abuse illegal drugs.

  • Those abusing illegal drugs are subject to a multitude of unfortunate side effects.

Based on these findings, one can rightfully conclude the following:

If my company uses drug testing as a personnel improvement/maintenance strategy, my co-workers are less likely to be drug-users. Therefore, my co-workers have less of a chance of making poor decisions which affect my safety, and less of a chance of being irritable, hallucinogenic, and unreliable, among other things.


Drug Testing and Program Management Services

Once you decide that workplace drug testing is right for your company, we can walk you through the process of what it is your company needs, starting with a custom drug testing policy.  See the list below for other options available to help keep your workplace safe. 

 

Please click here to have an Occupational Drug Testing specialist contact you, or call toll-free: 800-211-4469.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing


Make sure you hire the right people. Pre-employment drug testing has a variety of benefits. 

According to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, one-fifth of (19%) of companies experienced an increase in employee productivity after the implementation of a drug testing program, employers with high absenteeism rates (more than 15%) reported a decreased rate, over 56% of companies with high worker’s compensation incidence rates reported a significant drop in claims, and 16% of companies reported a net employee turnover decrease. 

The Benefits of Pre-Employment Drug Screens

  • Increase in Productivity
  • Decrease in Absenteeism
  • Decrease in Worker's Compensation Instances
  • Decrease in Employee Turnover

Occupational Drug Testing can test of any type of drug, even the newer synthetic versions. Drug test panels can be fully customized to meet your needs. 

Types of Pre-Employment Drug Testing

  • Urine Testing
  • Hair Testing

Candidates can be sent in to any ODT clinic office for a urine drug screen or hair test.  Urine testing is the most common method of substance detection. The cost is reasonable, and almost all substances can be found in the urine. ODT is capable of testing for any drug, by developing a customized drug testing panel based on your needs.  Hair Follicle Drug Testing: This method is a little pricier, but the best method for determining drug use farther back in time. Hair follicle testing has the capability to detect drug use 60-90 days in the past.

 

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Random Drug Testing

Compliant and Effective Random Drug Testing

Random drug testing is a proven way to deter employee drug use. Whether you are required by DOT to have a federally compliant drug testing program, or you see the value of having a drug free workplace, you've come to the right place. Occupational Drug Testing has been managing effective random drug testing programs for more than 15 years.

According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in 2011, there were 19.1 million past month users of marijuana in the U.S. The rate increased from 5.8 percent to 7 percent between 2007 and 2011, bringing the number of users from 14.5 to 18.1 million. About 23% of the U.S workforce reported exposure to a co-worker who used or was impaired by alcohol during the workday and approximately 13% of the workforce reported exposure to a co-worker who used or was impaired by an illicit drug during the workday.

Employees could pass a pre-employment screen, but start using drugs once they are safely hired. The choices these workers make is up to them, but it’s up to you to make them think twice about poor decisions, with random drug testing. It’s a convenient, and sometimes required, way to maintain the safest, most efficient employees after their initial hire. 

If you require a DOT random drug testing program;

We'll act as your consultant and liaison to ensure your program remains compliant with DOT drug testing regulations. We establish individual random drug testing consortiums for each DOT agency, and we monitor them year-round. If you prefer, we can establish your own company consortium. You will be assigned a program administrator who will work with you to update your employee list, establish the required MIS reports, and answer your program related questions.

We are trusted by more than 1,000 companies to manage their random drug testing programs.

If you want a drug free workplace;

Random drug testing is a great way to help you achieve it. The fact is, you don't need to test that many people to reduce drug use. Once employees know they are subject to random testing, word will spread quickly. When a couple people are selected for testing, employees will think twice before using drugs. 

We'll work with you to achieve a drug free workplace as cost effectively as possible.

How Random Drug Testing Works

Send us a list of your employees who are subject to testing. If you are DOT regulated, let us know what operating agency you fall under and we'll handle the rest. If you are not federally mandated, let us know how many employees you want tested, and how often you want them tested. We use our random selection technology to eliminate bias and provide accurate random selections. 

 

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Post Accident Drug Testing

24/7 On-site Post Accident Testing in New England. 

 Occupational Drug Testing has a fleet of fully functional mobile on-site testing vehicles. These MTVs are operated by professional Certified Collectors, which bring the secure collection site to you, right on location. Accidents happen, and are sometimes inevitable. Ruling out drug and/or alcohol use can make a critical difference in the decisions made following an accident. The drug testing mobile units will get to you fast, and can test the employee(s) involved in the accident, which makes the process easy. 

Our mobile drug and alcohol testing vehicles are on the road in New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and southern Maine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call our emergency post-accident hotline and a certified collector will be dispatched to the scene.

All accidents have drug testing guidelines to be followed, based on which division of the Department of Transportation the employee falls under. Please click here for a full guide to FAA, FMCSA, FRA, FTA, PHMSA and USCG Post-Accident Guidelines. 

 

 

 

 Please click here to have a representative help you.

Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing

Drug Testing for Cause: It's more important than you think.

In 2011, there were 19.1 million past month users of marijuana in the U.S. The rate increased from 5.8 percent to 7 percent between 2007 and 2011, bringing the number of users from 14.5 to 18.1 million.*

About 23% of the U.S workforce reported exposure to a co-worker who used or was impaired by alcohol during the workday and approximately 13% of the workforce reported exposure to a co-worker who used or was impaired by an illicit drug during the workday.*

Studies show that drug abuse in the workplace is happening on a regular basis—whether we see it or not. Although it may not happen on office grounds, research shows that even drug and alcohol abuse that takes place during off-work hours can negatively impact productivity and may also cause serious safety hazards on the job. While you can't stop it from happening all together, as a supervisor you can be aware of when it is happening, and you can take the appropriate actions to prevent it from happening again and/or as often.

Drug testing for cause is not done nearly as often as it should be, mostly due to a lack of knowing how to spot it and what to do. That's where we come in. In addition to an array of drug testing services, ODT also provides clients with Supervisor Signs and Symptoms Training to help employers spot workplace drug use.

ODT is there for you and your staff, 24/7.

At Occupational Drug Testing, we know that when it comes to Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing, time is of the essence. In fact, timing is crucial in obtaining accurate and efficient drug test results. Occupational Drug Testing's fleet of fully functional mobile vehicles are operated by professional Certified Collectors, which bring the secure collection site to you, right on location.

Whether you're mandated by law or simply trying to keep your workplace drug-free for  the safety and reputation of the organization, ODT can guide you through it all – from helping you recognize the signs and symptoms, to administering reasonable suspicion drug testing, when you need it.

 

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*(2012). Frone, Michael R. ”Workplace Substance Use Climate: Prevalence and Distribution in the U.S. Workforce.” Vol. 17, No. 1. Research Institute on Addiction, State University of New York at Buffalo

Follow Up Drug Testing

We ensure that SAP recommended follow-up testing is conducted and completed.

At Occupational Drug Testing, it's our job to know DOT drug testing rules and regulations like the back of our hands. ODT understands that all follow-up drug testing regulations must be strictly adhered to in order to meet DOT drug testing compliance standards. DOT's follow-up drug testing regulations were set forth to ensure the safety of all employees in the workplace, and must be followed 100% in order to be effective in working towards maintaining a drug-free workplace. The professionally trained staff at ODT is here specifically to ensure that SAP recommended follow-up testing is conducted and completed as required by law.


To operate a drug-free workplace, the rules must be strict and they must be followed. Our professional staff here at ODT works with the Substance Abuse Professional to ensure that all DOT follow-up drug testing is done randomly, without advance notification, and that all testing is observed as required by DOT. ODT also guarantees that the required 6 tests, or more as necessary, are conducted within the first 12 months after the employee is returned to duty, as required by DOT.


To further guarantee accurate and reliable results, Occupational Drug Testing follows the DOT follow-up drug testing regulations and mandates that an employee may not refuse or defer a requested follow-up drug test. Lastly, ODT certifies that SAP mandated follow-up testing will occur for as long as the SAP determines, for up to a maximum of 60 months. At ODT, we monitor the follow-up drug testing for you, so you can rest assured that your workplace is continuing to operate drug-free.


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Return to Duty Drug Test

ODT knows DOT.

Refusing to be tested or testing positive for a drug test as mandated by DOT's drug testing regulations requires employees to be removed from performing any duties which are considered to be "safety-sensitive." To be allowed to return to work for any DOT agency after such violation requires a Return to Duty Drug Test.

Occupational Drug Testing is well aware of the many steps involved in Return to Duty Drug Testing. It is certainly not a simple process, nor should it be. More importantly, ODT knows you can't afford to be in violation of DOT's drug testing regulations. Not only is it not safe for your other employees and the livelihood of your business, but it can literally cost you - up to $10,000/day!

The expert support your business needs.

By partnering with ODT's professionally trained staff and utilizing our knowledge and resources, you are giving your company access to a high level of expertise and experience that is among the best in the industry. As an expert in our field, ODT guarantees all of the required steps will be followed according to the Department of Transportation's (DOT) regulations when performing Return to Duty Drug Tests on behalf of our clients.

As mandated by the Department of Transportation (DOT), beginning on and after August 31, 2009, Direct Observation collections are a requirement for all Return to Duty Drug Testing for DOT employees. Not only does ODT have the trained staff to handle these situations in a professional manner, but we also provide referrals to qualified SAP's (Substance Abuse Professionals) for Return to Duty and Follow up Drug Testing.

ODT promises to make the process easier for you in every way we can. Fill out the form below to have an Occupational Drug Testing expert contact you.

   

   

   

   

Employee Breath Alcohol Testing

Sure, alcohol is legal in the U.S. if you are over 21 years old, but do you want employees drinking before or during work? Breath alcohol testing is a simple method of determining whether an employee is under the influence while they are on the job.  Consider the following times to perform breath alcohol testing on employees.

  • Random Testing - a proven method of deterring alcohol use at work, random testing allows the employer to test the employee at any time.
  • Reasonable Suspicion - if you smell alcohol on your employee's breath, or their behavior indicates they may be under the influence, it's probably a good time to do a test.
  • Post Accident - anytime there is vehicle accident, it's a great idea to eliminate the possibility of drug or alcohol use.

Workplace alcohol testing is mandatory for DOT employers and a strongly recommended practice for all businesses to increase safety and reduce Workers' Compensation claims. DOT employers should refer to their workplace drug testing policy for when alcohol testing is required. An effective policy will outline the specific processes/requirements of alcohol testing.

 

The DOT requires alcohol testing in the following situations:

  • Post Accident (Accident defined by the DOT)
  • Reasonable Suspicion of Alcohol Use
  • Return to Duty (Before & After Returning to Work- Post Alcohol Violation)
  • Random- FAA, FMCSA, FTA & FRA

Alcohol within the body is measured in terms of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). A BAC of .02 and above is considered a positive result by the DOT. On average, the consumption of 2 or more alcoholic beverages within the hour prior to testing will result in a positive BAC of .02 or higher. Alcohol consumption approximately 24 hours prior to alcohol testing will result in a BAC of .000

Alcohol testing programs are mandated by U.S Congress for all transportation workers. Per DOT regulations, alcohol consumption can be detected in any form including:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Prescriptions
  • Over-the-Counter Medicine
  • Products Containing Alcohol
Alcohol Testing Devices

Alcohol testing is done using DOT approved instruments and devices which include:

Evidential Breath Testing (EBT): Tests the content of deep lung air

Saliva Testing: Tests the content of saliva

Breath Alcohol Testing Tubes: Tests the content of saliva

Results for both saliva and breath tube devices are read visually, if a positive occurs using either one of these the result must be confirmed by an EBT or Breathalyzer. The result given by the EBT is the one reported out.

Evidential Breath Testing devices:

  • Print the results of the test in triplicate
  • Provide a unique identifying number for each test
  • Print the EBT name, serial number, and time of test on each report
  • Ensure that the test detects only alcohol (no acetone)
  • Have the ability to verify proper instrument function

 The following is a brief overview of alcohol testing steps:

If your company is federally mandated, you must have an understanding of the breath alcohol testing process as required by the Department of Transportation. A certified Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) completes alcohol testing in a private setting. Only breath devices approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are used for breath alcohol testing. All employees are required to show current, valid picture identification to the BAT prior to any test.

  1. To complete an alcohol test, the BAT first completes the Alcohol Test Form (ATF) along with the employee.
  2. The BAT selects, or allows the employee to select, a sealed mouthpiece which is opened and inserted into the testing device.
  3. The employee will be instructed to blow forcefully into the mouthpiece until an adequate amount of breath has been obtained (about 6 seconds).
  4. The BAT will then show the employee the result, print and affix the result to the AFT, and secure it with tamper evident tape.

Based on the result, there are different finishing steps. These steps will fulfill the federally-mandated Department of Transportation requirements, and are the recommended guidelines for any type of alcohol test.

 

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