Video instructions and help with filling out and completing What Form 843 Audit

Instructions and Help about What Form 843 Audit

So when you get that call from the d-o-t saying hey you're gonna have a drug testing audit coming up is that something that ruins your day or are you ready to go welcome to the national drug screening video blog series my name is Tom Fullmer and the Business Development Manager of national drug screening today's topic will be discussing DMT compliance and regulations for drug testing and how it affects your company today joining us is going to be our founder and president mr. Joe rile he's been an industry expert for over 20 years he served on the drug and alcohol testing industry Association Board of Directors including four years as chairman of the board he's also worked with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Florida Office of Drug Control Policy as well as many other companies and organizations to establish drug-free workplace programs and policies as well as testing services to help them stay cutting-edge and at the top of their industry please welcome mr. Joe Riley Joe DRT drug testing really seems to be a hot topic these days so what type of companies are going to be required to follow DoD regulations well Tom there's actually a lot of different types of companies that are required to follow the d-o-t drug and alcohol testing regulations now most people think think of truck drivers trucks on the road as do tea and and those truck drivers are required to be in a d-o-t drug and alcohol testing program but we also have bus drivers we also have municipal and County transit systems which are regulated by the Federal Transit Administration they're required being the d-o-t drug and alcohol testing program we also have our railroads like Amtrak and they're covered under the Federal Railroad Administration we also have watercraft vessels for Hire ferry systems and other type vessels where people pay to ride on a boat and those crew members in those voting operations are required to have drug and alcohol testing and then we also have the FAA we have Airlines and we have the related aircraft mechanic stations all those type employees are required to be in a d-o-t drug and alcohol testing program and then we also have pismo which is the pipeline hazardous materials Safety Administration which covers people that work on the oil and gas pipelines and they're also required to be in the drug and alcohol testing program so it's really close to about eight to ten million employees in the United States that are what we call DoD covered safety sensitive employees that are required to be part of the DoD drug and alcohol testing program so when we talk about the d-o-t program we kind of think of it as the d-o-t program but each of those different agencies have somewhat different guidelines as well that they have to follow correct that is correct Tom there's an overall regulation that everybody has to follow and that's 49 CFR part 40 of the operating administration's or modes of transportation that I mentioned like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA or the FTA the Federal Transit Administration or the FAA the Federal Aviation Administration each of those operating administration's has its own set of rules and guidelines doesn't contradict anything in the overall 49 CFR part 44 things like the random testing percentages might change from operating administration to operating administration when we talked about random drug testing in a previous video as well how does it vary differently with d-o-t testing how does random the random program work with that yes in the d-o-t during an alcohol testing program the random testing is required it's required under those regulations so for example trucking companies are required to do 50% drug testing annually and 10% alcohol testing annually now the other modes of transportation have varying percentage requirements some of those some of them are 25 percent drugs and 10% alcohol and in fact the Coast Guard and the pismo regulations don't require random testing for alcohol only 25 percent random testing for drugs okay and another question that sparks that thought is we talked about some diff state laws in another video as well which takes precedence when you're talking about do T regulated industries the state laws versus the the federal that's a great question Tom and in the d-o-t world the d-o-t rules take precedence okay any company that is regulated by the Department of Transportation and has safety-sensitive employees that need to be in that do t drug and alcohol testing program they've got to follow that do t regulation regardless of state law excellent appreciate your sharing I think that's a great point for a lot of people to realize out there so kind of the last question say for instance trucking companies which is one of the larger ones we think it's related diety what's the benefit of them say coming to national drug screening over just going down to one of the local you know local clinics or even one of the larger clients is to get their drug testing done sure Tom that's a great question also so national drug screening provides a full-service fully compliant program for the d-o-t drug and alcohol testing now in a local area there may be local clinics or occupational medical centers where folks can go to get their drug test done and they I'm sure they do a great job of collecting a urine specimen and sending it off to the lab but typically an occupational health center or an urgent care center their main business is the medical business is treating people for injury or treating people that are sick typically they are not experts in the d-o-t drug and alcohol testing regulations so at national drug screening we put together a full package it includes educating the employer on what are the regulations all the forms