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DOT/SAP ALCOHOL AND DRUG ASSESSMENT
ALCOHOL & DRUG AWARENESS INSTITUTE [ADAI] Substance Abuse Professional[s] [SAP] are qualified to act in the DOT Drug and Alcohol testing program and meet the SAP qualification requirements in §40.281 as noted at:
ALCOHOL & DRUG AWARENESS INSTITUTE [ADAI] Substance Abuse Professional[s] evaluate employees who have violated a DOT Drug and Alcohol Program Regulation and make recommendations concerning Education, Treatment, Follow-Up Testing, and Aftercare.
As an employee performing Safety-Sensitive functions in the Transportation Industry, you take your responsibility to provide a Safe Work Environment for your co-workers and the Traveling Public seriously. You have made a Professional Commitment to creating a Safe Work Environment by following established work rules as well as the Department Of Transportation’s rules on Alcohol and Other Drug use. When DOT Drug & Alcohol Rule [e.g. test positive, or refuse a test] are violated employers are required to immediately remove employees from performing safety-sensitive functions and not permit the employee to return to DOT regulated safety-sensitive functions until the employee has:
-Undergone an evaluation by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) [employers must provide you a list of SAPs in your area even if the employer fired you or did not hire you]
-Successfully completed any course, counseling or treatment prescribed by the SAP prior to returning to service;
-Undergone a follow up evaluation by the same SAP to determine your compliance with their recommendations.
-Provided a breath and/or urine specimen that tests negative for drugs and/or alcohol prior to returning to DOT regulated safety-sensitive functions.
Employees are also subject to unannounced “Follow-Up” testing for drugs and/or alcohol for at least 6 times during the first 12 months of active service with the possibility of unannounced testing for up to 60 months [as prescribed by the SAP]. The Return-to-Duty and Follow-Up drug tests will be conducted under direct observation.