Updated: Aug 12
Cellex Drug and Alcohol offers affordable random drug
and alcohol consortium programs for all size companies.
While training your drivers with us you can complete your
pre-employment drug testing as well.
When signing up with us your safety personnel will also have
access to our online supervisor's reasonable suspicion and
employee workplace substance abuse training programs.
•Pre-Employment Drug Testing
•Random Drug and Alcohol Testing
•Post Accident Testing
•Reasonable Suspicion Employee Training &
THE CERTIFICATE OF ENROLLEMNT OUR
CLIENTS RECEIVE ARE THE FOLLOWING:
Setting-Up a Random Pool of Employees
Who gets tested? Regardless of job titles like supervisor, contractor, owner operators, etc., people are chosen for testing based on their job function (known as a safety-sensitive function)
not their occupational title. Only DOT safety sensitive employees may be part of the DOT random pool or pools.
Remember your DOT testing program must always be separate and distinct from your private company or non-DOT testing program. That goes for your random
testing pools, too. DOT and non-DOT random testing pools must be completely separate
Testing :Why are some people randomly tested more than once?
The reality is that in a truly random selection process, a high
probability exists that some employees will be selected several times
while others may never be selected. Why? Because after each
selection, the employee’s name is returned to the same pool, and he
or she becomes just as likely as anyone else to be selected next time.
How are employees notified to report for a test? Every employee
should be discreetly notified according to your company’s policy,
but random testing must also be conducted in strict confidence
with a limited number of people having knowledge of the selection
list. Why? Because it helps maintain the element of surprise.
What happens if a selected employee is not available for testing?
Employers need to have policies in place about what to do when
employees are unavailable for testing.
Best Practices: · If an employee selected for testing is known to be
unavailable during the selection cycle (legitimate extended absence,
long-term illness, etc.), document the reason and make-up the rate
shortfall by making another selection, or make an extra selection
during the next selection cycle.
· No employee should be excused from testing because of
Maintaining and Evaluating Your Random Program
It is the best practice for an employer to document everything on
the entire random testing process. This includes the numbers,
names drawn, dates and times of notification, dates and times of
collections, why a selected employee was not tested during a
selection cycle, etc. If you’re not sure, document it!
What must employees do when notified of a random test?
When an employee is notified, he or she must proceed immediately
to the collection site. Contrary to the urban legends circulating
among some employees, immediately does not mean two hours.
Immediately means that after notification, all the employee’s actions
must lead to an immediate specimen collection:
Best Practice: Many employers develop random testing procedures
or policies that clearly state what activities are acceptable after
notification: for instance, which safety-sensitive duties Agency
regulations permit them to complete. If an employee is notified of a
random test while working “off site” or “on the road,” the
company’s policies should spell-out exactly what the employee must
do before resuming safety-sensitive functions. That way there is no
misunderstanding among employees about what is expected.
What’s the best tool employers have for deterring drug
and alcohol use in the workplace?
Random Testing. Why:
· Saves lives and prevents injuries.
· Helps employers identify workers with substance
abuse and facilitate their treatment.
· Allows employees to easily say no to illegal drug use,
how you ask "No, thanks. They drug test at
· Reduces employer liability.
· It is a fair way of testing.
Random testing is required for safety-sensitive employees Each DOT
Agency and the USCG has regulations that require certain employers
to implement a random testing program.