USCG Increases Annual Random Testing Rate to 50% for 2019
The US Coast Guard has announced it’s annual random testing rate for drugs. It’s increased from 25% in 2018 to 50% in 2019.
The increase can be attributed to a positive rate of greater than 1% in the most recent reporting year as per MIS data. Random drug testing acts as a major deterrent to detect illegal drug use in the maritime industry.
Refer to this federal register notice to know more about the rate increase.
Tim Thoelecke is a certified Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer and a DATIA Certified Professional Collector Trainer, trained in drug and alcohol testing for DOT and non-DOT businesses. He founded InOut Labs, www.InOutLabs.com, a Chicago-based business that tests employees all over the U.S. to help with the challenges businesses face particularly related to safety and productivity.