US Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance

U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance

The Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC) within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees national and international drug testing and control issues. ODAPC ensures the safety of the transportation industry by implementing strict drug and alcohol testing regulations for safety-sensitive employees. Fortier Loss Control aligns with ODAPC’s mission, providing guidance to businesses on maintaining compliance and ensuring workplace safety.

Strict Compliance Regulations

The DOT’s 49 CFR Part 40 outlines the procedures for drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees. This regulation mandates testing for substances like marijuana, even if legalized at the state level, ensuring that transportation employees remain drug-free. Fortier Safety helps businesses understand and comply with these stringent regulations to maintain safety and avoid legal complications​ (​.

Comprehensive Testing and Training

The ODAPC mandates comprehensive drug and alcohol testing programs, including pre-employment, random, and post-accident testing. Training for employees and supervisors is also required to ensure proper implementation and compliance. Fortier Safety provides the necessary resources and training to help businesses implement these programs effectively, enhancing overall workplace safety and compliance​.


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