Drug Testing for Non-DOT Employees: What You Need to Know

Non-DOT workers can get tests that do not test for THC

In order to ensure safety and accuracy, employers depend on workers throughout their organizations to perform at a high level. You can ensure your workforce is clean regardless of their duties by conducting non-DOT drug tests. For more information, visit ntatesting.com.

In contrast to DOT-covered employees who perform safety-sensitive functions, employers are largely free to conduct non-DOT drug tests. Injuries and illnesses occurring on the job that are reported to OSHA are the exceptions.

A wide range of workers are tested by the Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC). DOT regulations do not cover workers in office settings, warehouses, or other non-regulated occupations. On request, non-DOT drug tests without testing for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, are now available.

One in ten Americans use illicit drugs, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The use of illicit drugs can severely impair an individual and in many cases can result in long-term addiction. There is an increased risk of on-the-job injuries and accidents when illicit drugs are used at work. The use of drug testing in the workplace makes the workplace safer and more productive for both employees and employers. 

A non-DOT drug test checks for impairment at any time during employment

As part of the pre-employment process, many employers require non-DOT drug tests. As part of the employment process, reasonable suspicion and post-accident non-DOT drug tests are conducted.

Non-DOT drug tests are frequently requested for rapid/instant testing (urine only). The sample will be sent to a lab for further testing if prescription drugs or illegal drugs appear in the results. Results will be available within three business days. Non-DOT drug test results do not appear in the DOT Clearinghouse.

Typically, a member of our team will arrive at your location within 90 minutes of your call, with results available within 15-30 minutes. For non-DOT drug tests, you can also escort employees to a testing facility. As soon as there is reasonable suspicion that the worker is impaired, it is imperative that a company representative transports them.

17,000 drug testing locations are available coast to coast, including our own collection sites for DOT and non-DOT drug tests in Appleton, Oshkosh and Green Bay.

Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium: an overview

Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium is an accredited, Certified Third Party Administrator (C-TPA), and specializes in consortium management; urine, hair, and fingernails testing; post-accident testing; drug testing before employment; criminal background checks; supervisor training programs to keep employees compliant with DOT regulations; DOT physicals before employment; and DNA testing to determine a child’s paternity.

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