COMPREHENSIVE COMPLIANCE: From the creation of programs to managing compliance audits, WSS handles it all.
Compliance with Department of Transportation mandates is one of the most common reasons to undertake a drug-free workplace program. Workplace Safety Screenings streamlines local and national compliance requirements with our simple, five-step DOT program. It will ensure your organization not only becomes DOT-compliant, but remains complaint and passes DOT audits.
Workplace Safety Screenings can audit a company’s current policy or create a new policy ensuring compliance with Part 40 and the relevant mode. We tailor each drug-free workplace policy to meet each’s business’ unique needs. By creating clear and consistent guidelines, an organization will be able to understand how testing is handled and administered. A substance abuse professional (SAP) will be readily available to assist in education and training. We offer a proven plan in guaranteeing compliance and devising effortless DOT audits.
Supervisors will be trained to handle reasonable suspicion cases, teaching them the signs and symptoms of substance abuse in the workplace. An employee’s behavior, appearance, body odor, and speech can all present reasons to test. The ability to identify signs and symptoms immediately will help foster a safe and productive environment. Moreover, once certified, a supervisor will have the ability to offer employee education classes while enacting a drug treatment assistance program for employees to recuperate and return safely to work.
Proper employee education and training will result in refining the terms of the drug-free workplace policy and procedures while enforcing consequences for violation. Educated employees ultimately work toward success and cooperate as a team to efficiently and effectively manage a drug-free workplace. Once employees are educated about how to foster a drug-free workplace, they are more likely to boost morale while increasing productivity and help identify those coworkers in need of assistance.
Workplace Safety Screenings will ensure that DOT-compliant five-panel drug testing is completed through a SAMHSA-certified lab, reviewed by a medical review officer, and reported to your company’s designated employee representative (DER). Alcohol testing will be completed to DOT standards by certified professional collectors (CPC) and breath alcohol technicians (BAT).
DOT testing is limited to five-panel drug tests, which test for:
Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) transitions employees who have tested positive for drugs and/or alcohol to a certified substance abuse professional (SAP) who will manage the case. Employees who have not previously tested positive for drug or alcohol use and have not yet entered a drug and/or alcohol abuse rehabilitation program should seek assistance for drug and alcohol problems before they lead to disciplinary action.
Workplace drug testing is mandatory when regulated by DOT. Any employee violating DOT rules will be required to undergo evaluation and treatment and cannot return to duty until he/she has satisfied the necessary requirements in treatment and follow-up testing.