Post Accident Drug Testing
What if a driver is involved in an accident?
The rules for Post-Accident Testing state that if a vehicle is towed from the scene of an accident and the driver receives a traffic citation, that the employer must conduct a DOT Post-Accident Drug and Alcohol Test.
Rule of Thumb: No ticket, no test.
The Post-Accident Breath Alcohol Test must be conducted within 8 hours of the accident, and the Post-Accident Drug Test within 32 hours.
But what if the citation is issued a week later?
There is no need to conduct an alcohol or a drug test if more than eight hours and 32 hours, respectively, have passed since the accident happened.
Makes sense, but it is a reasonable question to ask.
Tim Thoelecke, CSAPA, is the founder of InOut Labs.
InOut Labs is a nationwide provider of employee drug testing services, and your best choice for affordable, direct-to-consumer health tests. Tim Thoelecke is a Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator, Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer and a Certified Professional Collector Trainer, certified in drug and alcohol testing for DOT and non-DOT employers. He is a graduate of Duke University, the Keller Graduate School of Business, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, and he founded InOut Labs to help employers and individuals take control of their health, culture and safety. InOut Labs also provides corporate wellness screenings, flu shot clinics, DNA testing and direct-to-consumer lab tests and B12 shots.
Tim is an enthusiastic networker and enjoys connecting people.
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