An employer might necessitate employees in safety-sensitive positions to submit to random drug and alcohol testing. A safety-sensitive position is any position in which an impairment instigated by drug or alcohol use might jeopardize the health or safety of any individual. An employer’s policy should plainly distinguish what positions or employees are regarded as “safety-sensitive” for determinations of random drug testing.
The process of random selection has to result in an even likelihood that any employee from an assembly of employees subject to the selection method will be chosen. The employer should not have the authority to relinquish the selection of any employee.
Employers habitually contract with MOH as a third party to oversee the random selection process. Employees randomly selected are returned to the random testing pool and may be selected again at a future selection date. Employers can select testing rates (e.g., 50% of safety-sensitive employees each year). This testing rate may be higher or lower than DOT rates.
Minnesota Occupational Health completes thousands of drug tests annually – all performed by collectors certified to perform Department of Transportation drug and alcohol collections.
Walk-in random drug tests are performed at our three clinic locations from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our 24/7/365 team of onsite collectors can be scheduled to perform onsite & after-hours collections as well as responding on an emergency basis for post-accident and reasonable suspicion collections. Please contact MOH to setup or update your account.