ALCOHOL/DRUGS
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Florida DOT Model Substance Abuse Policy for Zero Tolerance Agencies

Amended October 2011

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Florida's Section 5311 sub-recipient agencies must adopt one of two FDOT model substance abuse policies.  Employees or applicants who violate the drug and alcohol testing program by testing positive or refusing a DOT required drug or alcohol test must be immediately removed from safety sensitive duty and provided a referral to a qualified Substance Abuse Professional.  This Zero Tolerance version of the model policy provides for immediate termination of any DOT covered employee in violation of the policy.

Florida DOT Substance Abuse Policy for Second Chance Agencies

Amended October 2011

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Florida's Section 5311 sub-recipient agencies must adopt one of two FDOT model substance abuse policies.  Employees or applicants who violate the drug and alcohol testing program by testing positive or refusing a DOT required drug or alcohol test must be immediately removed from safety sensitive duty and provided a referral to a qualified Substance Abuse Professional.  This Second Chance version of the model policy provides for an employee to return to duty after taking the necessary steps to seek evaluation by a qualified Substance Abuse Professional and participate in all of the prescribed treatment.  Additionally, employees who return to duty after violating the policy must remain in a follow-up testing program, as established by a qualified Substance Abuse Professional. 
Instructions for Adopting one of the FDOT Model Substance Abuse Policies

October 2011

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These are the instructions for adoption and dissemination of either of the two FDOT model policies.

Drug and Alcohol Testing Manual for FTA Covered Employees

Authored by Diana Byrnes, Substance Abuse Management Specialist, Center for Urban Transportation Research

August 2011

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This manual provides safety-sensitive employees with an overview of the DOT drug and alcohol testing program. Included are explanations of the urine collection process, breath alcohol testing process, the actions that constitute an employee's refusal to test and the consequences of positive results.  The Drug and Alcohol Education section describes the detrimental effects that the five prohibited drugs and alcohol can have on the mind and body.  This manual is intended as an aid in meeting the 60 minutes of required Employee Drug Awareness training.
Implementation Guidelines for Drug and Alcohol Regulations in Mass Transit

Originally published by RLS and Associates in 2001

Revised November 2003

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These guidelines assist transit agencies in developing drug and alcohol testing programs that comply with Federal Transit Administration regulation 40 CFR Part 655. Pertinent regulations are cross-referenced throughout the text. Forms, checklists, and lists of additional information are provided throughout the document.
Urine Specimen Collection Guidelines

USDOT

Revision Effective October 1, 2010

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These guidelines apply only to employers and individuals who come under the regulatory authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and those individuals who conduct urine specimen collections under DOT regulations. The term “employee” is used throughout this document and has the same meaning as “donor” as used on the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF).

These guidelines are a complete revision of the DOT Urine Specimen Collection Procedures Guidelines, 49 CFR Part 40, for Transportation Workplace Drug Testing Programs.

Note: All items that are bolded, underlined, and italicized in this revision reflect the changes to the collection procedures and requirements from the Interim Final Rule, published on September 27, 2010, effective October 1, 2010.

What Employees Need To Know About DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing [Guidance and Best Practices]

July 2009

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Clean, Sober & Safe (Handbook)

Just entering the transportation industry? Performing tasks defined by the US Department ofTransportation (DOT) as safety-sensitive, such as working on pipelines, driving a truck, operating a ferry or a train, or repairing an airplane? Then, you are subject to DOT workplace drug & alcohol testing. Here are the basics you need to know about DOT’s program.

Clean, Sober & Safe (Handbook)

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Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT); Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)- Substance Abuse Management Oversight & Technical Assistance Program

2007

The viewer is educated on the detrimental effects that the five prohibited drugs and alcohol can gave on the mind and body and given an overview of the drug and alcohol-testing program. 
Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications Tool Kit

September 2011

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This tool kit contains example practices for ensuring the safe use of medications by safety-sensitive employees. It includes policies, forms, lists, and training aids.