The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) drug and alcohol testing regulations are around 127 pages long. For any transportation manager in the trucking industry, that’s a lot to process. Luckily, we put together the quickest overview ever.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services conducted a one-year pilot drug testing program between October 2015 and September 30, 2016. The program included drug testing welfare applicants or recipients in three counties. Those involved have described the program as an "utter failure". So, what went wrong? Here's our analysis.
Be sure the executives, managers, and supervisors understand the laws and regulations that apply to your business. Everyone should be on the same page before taking these next steps. These will take you from planning a drug-free workplace to implementation.
Human resources and managing your company’s drug testing program can be tough. A common mistake we come across is when employers jump into pre-employment or random testing. Drug testing is actually only one part of a complete workplace drug program. Workplace drug testing shouldn't be put in place without taking these first steps.