Drug testing can be an administrative headache when it comes to tracking the various requirements of government agencies. However, specific job duties provide a relatively simple differentiator when determining DOT and non-DOT drug testing.
The primary difference between DOT and non-DOT drug testing is whether the individual’s job duties fall under DOT regulations or not. Random testing requirements for drivers, for example, do not pertain to office personnel. Incidents reported to OSHA as work-related injuries or illnesses are the only required non-DOT drug testing situations.
Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC) assists employers and owner-operators with understanding the differences between DOT and non-DOT drug testing as part of our service as a Certified Third-Party Administrator (C-TPA). We also provide consultation services as your staff prepares for DOT audits.
DOT and non-DOT drug testing access through a national network
WDTC’s coast-to-coast network of testing facilities makes it convenient to complete DOT and non-DOT drug testing. We have access to 17,000 drug collection sites, including our own facilities in Appleton, Oshkosh, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Keep in mind an employer representative must transport any potentially impaired employee. We can also drive to your location if your business or specific employee is in our area.
DOT and non-DOT drug testing differs by what they test for as well as who gets tested. DOT alcohol tests flag concentrations of 0.02 and higher, while DOT drug tests look for five specific classes of drugs: cocaine, opiates, marijuana, PCP, and amphetamines.
Non-DOT drug tests usually are at the employer’s discretion. Drug tests range from five drugs to twelve drugs of choice. Again, employer’s discretion. Drug testing scenarios are limited to cases of reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and pre-employment screens. Contact WDTC for assistance with your company’s DOT and non-DOT drug testing.
About Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium
Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium is an accredited, Certified Third Party Administrator (C-TPA), and specializes in DOT consortium management and Clearinghouse compliance; 100% electronic from your desktop portal; a variety of drug testing methods, including urine, hair and fingernails; post-accident testing; pre-employment drug tests; criminal background checks; supervisor training programs to keep employees compliant with DOT regulations; pre-employment DOT physicals; and paternity DNA testing.
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