Drug Testing Industry Resources
Please find listed below Industry resources including Associations or Organizations that promote or use Drug and Alcohol testing programs. In addition , these resources include a National list of Substance Abuse Professionals and Employer Assistance Professionals. For More information, Please contact Accredited Drug Testing Inc, (800) 221-4291
National Drug Testing Associations
Accredited Drug Testing is committed to providing the highest levels of professionalism and quality drug, alcohol and DNA testing services throughout the United States. As an active member of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association(DATIA) Accredited Drug Testing participates in DATIA Conferences and Accreditation programs for the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry. DATIA also provides its members with representation on the State and National level regarding regulatory and legislative matters affecting the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry. The president of Accredited Drug Testing Inc also serves as a member of the DATIA Legislative Affairs Committee. Founded in 1995 the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association represents collection sites, laboratory’s, Consortiums, TPA’s and Medical Review Officers.
Accredited Drug Testing Inc is also an active member of the Substance Abuse Administrators Association (SAPAA Worldwide). The Substance Abuse Administrators Association mission is to establish, promote and communicate the highest standard or quality, integrity and professionalism in the administration of work place substance abuse prevention programs through education, training and the exchange of ideas. SAPA hosts annual conferences, educational seminars and training programs for substance abuse professionals and Accredited Drug Testing Inc participates in these educational conferences on a regular basis.
Department Of Transportation & US Coast Guard Information
The United States Department of Transportation, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance establishes and enforces compliance with all drug and alcohol testing requirements as established by 49 CFR, Part 40. While DOT is commonly considered to be involved in the regulation of truck drivers and the trucking industry (CDL Licenses) by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The Department of Transportation also regulates and enforces the Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements for the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Railroad Administration Pipeline and Hazardous Materiel Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. While DOT establishes the overall criteria and requirements for these agencies, each individual agency may modify their drug testing program as it relates to their individual requirements such as random selection parameters for drug and alcohol testing. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) while adopting most of DOT’s drug and alcohol testing requirements has established its own drug and alcohol testing requirements as an agency under the authority of Homeland Security. Listed Below are various links to those governmental agencies and their drug and alcohol testing programs.
Substance Abuse and Employer Assistance Professionals
For companies who offer substance abuse or employee assistance programs for employees in need of counseling and substance abuse assistance, listed below are various associations which can assist in the selection of a substance abuse professional or employee assistance program.
Human Resource Management Professionals
Companies regardless of size should be committed to ensuring that all management practices relating to drug free workplace programs and drug and alcohol testing requirements adhere to State and Federal employment laws and practices. Accredited Drug Testing encourages employers to be active members and participate in organizations that represent Human Resource Managers such as those listed below.
As the U.S Department of Transportation and many State agencies amend their regulations regarding drug and alcohol testing, along with medical examinations/physicals independent drivers and trucking companies regardless of size should stay informed of any regulations affecting their business. Many trucking associations provide representation on both the State and National level relating to licensing, compliance, drug and alcohol testing and other important regulations affecting the Nations trucking industries. Listed below are various links to some State and National Trucking Associations.
National Home Builders Association
The construction of homes and commercial buildings is a vital part of the local, State and National economies. The National Association of Home Builders plays an important role in this industry. Many builders utilize drug testing programs for their employees and independent contractors and in many States being a drug free workplace can provide a reduction in a company’s workers compensation insurance rates if they qualify as a drug free workplace.
Oil And Gas Associations
The regulations governing oil and gas companies are extensive and while the pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration require drug and alcohol testing many companies including those not regulated by PHMSA also require pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing changes in State and Federal regulations relating to the oil and gas industry occur frequently and staying informed is an important part of successfully operating an oil and gas company. Listed below are various associations such as the United States Oil and Gas Association. Along with many oil and gas companies regardless of size participate.
Additional Drug Testing Industry Affiliation
As the drug, alcohol and DNA industry changes due to new laws and regulations along with employer needs, Accredited Drug Testing Inc works with many industry partners to ensure that the highest level of service is provided to our clients. National Drug Screening http://www.nationaldrugscreening.com/ is one of the industry partners specializing in web based technology and MRO services and is an industry leader affiliated with Accredited Drug Testing Inc.
Occupational Safety Councils of America (OSCA)
OSCA is a specialty drug testing and employee management firm providing online safety training classes for industrial and construction clients. OSCA’s mission is to collaborate with all our clients to enhance employee safety and provide full OSHA approved instruction. As your partner in employee training, we offer easy access to the courses you need to remain in compliance.