DOT Drug Testing Guidance during COVID-19 For Service Agents

“DOT is committed to maintaining public safety while providing maximum flexibility to allow Transportation industries to conduct their operations safely and efficiently during this period of national emergency.”

For Service Agents (DOT guidance for March 23, 2020)
            1. As a collector, BAT, Laboratory, MRO or SAP you should continue to provide services to DOT-Regulated employers, if it is possible to do so in accordance with State and Local mandates related to COVID-19. Should you have concerns about COVID-19 when testing or interacting with employees, please follow your company policy, directions from State and Local Officials and guidance from the CDC and Prevention (CDC)

COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATES INC.  of Redding, Ca. is open for business and ready to fulfill your drug testing needs.

CLEARINGHOUSE and Owner-Operators

The CLEARINGHOUSE
What will it do for you?
What you need to know.

“The CLEARINGHOUSE database helps OWNER-OPERATORs keep roads safer for all drivers by identifying, in real time, drivers prohibited from performing safety-sensitive functions, such as operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), due to a drug and alcohol program violation”

Go to #CLEARINGHOUSE and click on Learning Center. Open the OWNER-OPERATOR Section and start reading. As a self-employed driver learn what the CLEARINGHOUSE is.
• Learn how to report Limited Queries, Full Queries and violations.
• Learn how to use the CLEARINGHOUSE
• Learn how others will use the CLEARINGHOUSE
Keep doing your part to keep our Roads and Highways, your workplace, safe.

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DOT Drug Testing Guidance during COVID-19 For DOT Regulated Employees

“DOT is committed to maintaining public safety while providing maximum flexibility to allow Transportation industries to conduct their operations safely and efficiently during this period of national emergency.”

For DOT-Regulated Employees (DOT Guidance, 3/23/2020)
1. If you are experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms, contact your medical provider, and if necessary contact your employer about your availability.
2. If you have COVID-19 related concerns about testing you should discuss them with your employer.
3. It is the employer’s responsibility to evaluate the circumstances of the employee’s refusal to test and determine whether or not the employee’s actions should be considered a refusal as per 49 CFR.

COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATES INC. of Redding, Ca. is open for business and is ready to fulfill your drug testing needs.

CDL Drivers, CLEARINGHOUSE

What you need to Know?

By now you veterans know that you must have registered with the Clearinghouse as of January 6, 2020. You new guys and gals that have not yet registered must do it right away. As a registered CDL or CLP Driver you may use the Clearinghouse to view any of your records posted on Clearinghouse on/or after January 6, 2020 (Implementation Day).
The Clearinghouse lets you know exactly where you stand with the Drug and Alcohol Program. CDL Drivers can view their own records, provide prospective employers with access details about any violations, and select a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).

What types of Drivers are affected?
All CDL Drivers who operate CMVs on public roads, including:
• Interstate and intrastate motor carriers, including passenger carriers.
• School Bus Drivers
• Construction equipment Drivers.
• Limousine Drivers.
• Municipal vehicle Operators.
• Federal Drivers subject to FMSCA Drug and Alcohol testing regulations, Such as Department of Defense, School Districts for example.

We all have a common interest in keeping our work place safe. This is the way to that goal.