Random Drug Testing Services
Keep illicit drug use and alcohol use out of your workplace when you schedule random drug testing services with CCM.
Why Use Random Drug Tests?
Random testing of employees for illegal drugs or alcohol can help keep your workplace a safer, more efficient place as experts believe that random tests are oftentimes the most effective for discouraging illicit drug and alcohol use.
About DOT Random Drug Tests
The U.S. Department of Transportation, or DOT, is a federal agency that has strict rules and regulations in place to test employees in safety-sensitive functions, such as individuals who operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). DOT random testing is one method DOT requires for screening employees for illicit drug and alcohol use.
DOT agencies subject to these random tests include:
For DOT random testing processes, employers must put their employees into a testing pool. This pool should ONLY include DOT-regulated employees; non-DOT employees cannot be entered into the same random pool as DOT-regulated employees. Each employee should have an equal chance of being picked during this random selection process. Selected employees must submit samples for testing (and pass the tests) or be immediately removed from safety-sensitive duties.
Are Random Drug Tests Legal?
Yes, random drug tests for employees are legal so long as employers remain compliant with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
If you employ individuals performing safety-sensitive duties for the DOT, you will have to follow strict DOT regulations for drug and alcohol testing, which you can review here. But you will need to go further than compliance with just federal laws; you must ensure your company’s random drug testing program is also compliant with state laws.
In Missouri, there are few guidelines regarding random testing procedures in private employment. That said, Missouri employers must give at least a 60-day notice to employees of a random drug-testing policy before starting the program.
CCM’s Drug Screening Services
We offer both DOT and non-DOT random drug testing services. Specific substance abuse and alcohol testing services we offer include:
Learn more about which services are right for you.
Choosing CCM—The Right Choice
Choosing CCM means choosing a company that offers you:
- Fast test results, so you can keep your operations running smoothly.
- Accurate results that you can trust, with all non-negative results being sent for review under our in-house medical review officer (MRO).
- A brick-and-mortar, walk-in collection site in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Mobile testing services in Missouri for your convenience.
- Compliance with DOT drug testing policies.
Contact us now, so we can work with you to develop a strong company policy to create a drug-free workplace.
Disclaimer – This article does not offer financial or legal advice.