NON-REGULATED RANDOM TESTING
Below are the steps followed in the management of a Random Non-regulated program.
To complement any employer’s Random testing program, we suggest our full TPA services, which
includes the monitoring of Pre-employment, Post-Accident, Reasonable Suspicion, Return to Duty,
and Follow-up testing.
The monitoring of testing provides the employer access to statistical data which is an essential
part of measuring the effectiveness of a company’s substance abuse testing program. As
subject matter experts, MOHMS can provide assistance with Policy Writing &
Implementation, Supervisory Training, and other essential tools in areas of implementing a drug
Non-DOT (Non-mandated): Non-DOT stands for Non Department of Transportation testing.
This type of testing is not regulated by any federal agency. Based on the employers’ company
policy, the employer may choose to include office, warehouse, factory, sales, or any other Non-DOT positions into this program. It is prohibited by DOT federal guidelines to combine DOT and
Non-DOT testing. Based on company policy, the employer may choose to make selections
anytime throughout the calendar year on a weekly, monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis and at
RANDOM SELECTION METHOD
When choosing participants for a random test, the computer uses a basic and complete method to
ensure unbiased selections. It is a double-blind selection method-one in which neither the
administrators nor the participants can predict or affect the outcome. Sometimes participants
challenge a particular random selection or even the entire process. This drug testing compliance software utilizes an exclusive system called RandSel Tracking that records actions that could affect
the outcome of any random selection. The RandSel Tracking system has proven itself in every
challenge to date.
UPDATING THE RANDOM POOL
Prior to a selection taking place, the employer is required to provide an update list of eligible pool
participants. MOHMS provides employer with the most current list of participant on file, requesting
the list of names be verified and signed, noting that the list is correct and/or noting corrections, additions/deletions. Updating the pool must be done in writing, via employer’s method of choice
(i.e. fax, email, US mail) – phone requests are not acceptable.
EMPLOYEE NOTIFICATION OF RANDOM SELECTION
Once the list of participating employees is updated, the random selection takes place. The
company Designated Employer Representative (DER) is provided with the list of selected
employees and individual notification form(s) for each employee selected. Notification forms must be given out to the employees only on the day that he/she is to be tested. In the event that the
DER is selected, he/she must report immediately for testing once the notification form is received. Employees selected must test within the assigned selection period.
Based on the number of selected employees, the employer may send employees for testing to a
facility of choice, or may request on-site testing service (may not be available in all areas and
onsite fees apply). Employee testing is performed following 49CFR Part 40 standard collection procedures.
Lab-based results are accessed by the DER via laboratory secure web-portal; results are usually
released by the testing laboratory within 24-48 hours from the time the sample is received at the
Prior to the lab releasing non-negative results to the employer, the result is reviewed by a Medical
Review Officer (MRO) who will interview the employee to determine if there is a valid medical
explanation for the non-negative result.
Rapid/Express negative results are provided to the DER on the same day of testing. Specimens
with “Inconclusive findings” must be submitted to a certified laboratory for GCMS confirmation prior to the release of results. Same as with Lab-based testing, prior to the lab releasing non-negative results to the employer, the result is reviewed by a Medical Review Officer (MRO) who will interview the employee to determine if there is a valid medical explanation for the non-negative result.
Information pertaining to drug and alcohol testing is maintained by MOHMS in a secure location
with controlled access. Negative results are stored for 1 year, and Non-negative results are
stored for 5 years.
Statistical reports available anytime throughout the year upon request
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