Department of Transportation:
Federal Transit Authority
it's the law
All FTA-covered employers are required to be in compliance with the DOT procedures for drug and alcohol testing (49 CFR Part 40) and the FTA
regulations on the prevention of alcohol misuse and prohibited drug use (49 CFR Part 655). These requirements are unaffected by the size of
the transit agency, the number of vehicles in the fleet, or the number of employees. All covered employers who perform FTA safety-sensitive
duties must be in compliance prior to conducting these duties.
implementing and maintaining compliance
Premier Integrity Solutions can assist transit employers in developing and implementing compliant drug and alcohol testing programs
for their employees based on FTA and DOT rules. Premier can help established programs with DOT Compliance Manuals and testing devices
to assessing areas that require modification based on FTA and DOT rules..
Premier's professionals can explain the elements of a compliant program and provide a DOT Compliance Manual with documents,
checklists, forms, and procedures that can be used to guide your system managers in formulating and maintaining required programs.
drug and alcohol program requirements include:
- Policy and procedure development
- Employee and supervisor education and training
- Testing categories
- Drug testing procedures
- Alcohol testing procedures
- Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs)
- Record keeping and reporting