Searches—General Rule

  1. There are reasonable grounds to believe that the search will turn up evidence that the employee is guilty of work-related misconduct; and
  2. The search is reasonably related in scope to the circumstances that justified the interference in the first place.

Drug/Alcohol Testing

Random Drug Testing

Safety-Sensitive Positions

Note: The following testing requirements apply to employees who operate commercial motor vehicles and are subject to commercial driver's license requirements in accordance with federal regulations.

Testing of Drivers

Commercial Motor Vehicle Defined

  1. Has a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds inclusive of a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds;
  2. Has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds; or
  3. Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.

Testing Procedures

Tests Required

Education and Treatment

Return-to-Duty Testing

Educational Materials


  1. A valid positive result on an alcohol or drug test and whether the specimen producing the result was a dilute specimen. "Valid positive result" means an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater on an alcohol confirmation test, or a result at or above the cutoff concentration levels listed in 49 C.F.R. 40.87 on a confirmation drug test. "Dilute specimen" means a specimen with creatinine and specific gravity values that are lower than expected for human urine.
  2. A refusal to provide a specimen for an alcohol or drug test.
  3. An adulterated specimen or substituted specimen, as defined at 49 C.F.R. 40.3, on an alcohol or drug test.

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DATE ISSUED: 12/19/2018