Pipeline - PHMSA
The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing
Act of 1991 requires drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive
employees who provide services conducted on pipelines or Liquid
Natural Gas (LNG) facilities.
CFR Part 199 (PHMSA drug and alcohol testing regulation)
require operators to conduct drug and alcohol testing of transporters
of hazardous materials and employees who perform operation, maintenance,
or emergency-response functions regulated by 49
CFR Parts 192, 193, or 195.
The Act mandates four types
of testing: pre-employment, random (Note: random alcohol testing
is not allowed under PHMSA rules), reasonable suspicion and
post-accident. In addition, the Act permits return-to-duty
and follow-up testing under specific circumstances. The Act
requires that recipients follow the testing procedures set
out by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
help keep your company in compliance with PHMSA program requirements
by establishing a complete substance abuse testing program that
complies with both the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations
as specified in 49
CFR Part 40 as well as PHMSA regulations as identified
in 49 CFR Part 199. These services include PHMSA required random
drug testing currently at the rate of 25% covered employees.
Note again, random alcohol testing is strictly prohibited by
PHMSA Program Note: PHMSA requires
covered employers to have both an Anti-Drug Plan and a separate
Alcohol Misuse Plan both available and written by industry experts
who are part of Integrity’s team.
Expanded DOT program information is available at www.dot.gov/ost/dapc/index.html: What Employers Need To Know About DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing [Guidance and Best Practices]