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We Write Your Program to Meet DOT Requirements for your agency FAA  FMSCA FTA PHMSA

We formulate and customize your company’s drug alcohol testing services program to comply with all state, federal and city laws. If your company already has an drug alcohol testing services plan, our staff will review it to make certain your plan is an effective deterrent. Written plans are customized to each company’s specific drug testing requirements.

DOT Approved & Certified Laboratory Test Results

SAMHSA certified laboratories screen samples using only methods approved by the Federal government. The lab tests for the five substances required by law, serving clients including Fortune 500 companies and the Federal Government. These labs have processed millions of tests and successfully withstood legal challenges of their results.

Online Test Results & Web Reporting

  • Negative Drug Test Results available online next-working-day
  • Positive tests are reported by phone as well as confidential email or fax
  • Editable employee List used to generate random selections
  • Independent random employee selection for Drug & Alcohol Testing

Compliance Officer

A Compliance Officer from Norton Medical’s Client Relations Department will manage your company’s anti-drug and alcohol abuse prevention program and will assist you during every phase of the program.

Specimen Collection

Norton Medical will arrange for collection at one of thousands of subcontracted collection locations throughout the United States. We will find the location most convenient for you and your employees.

Medical Review Officer

Norton Medical has a full time Medical Review Officer on staff trained in the Federal Drug and Alcohol Abatement program.Each test result is reviewed. We are committed to protecting both employee and employer.

SAP Services

Norton Medical provides access to a network of addiction expert Ph.D. Psychologists and Members of the American Psychological Association who are trained to handle issues like getting employees back to work and complying with Department of Transportation’s requirements.

Database Management

Norton Medical maintains strict control over each company’s employee census to generate accurate monthly, periodic, and annual reports. Random selections are generated off-site at our location.

Reporting and Record Keeping

Norton prepares and keeps all records for each facility. Records are kept at our location for a minimum of two years. Electronic records are kept indefinitely. In addition, Norton processes all random selections to ensure confidentiality and impartiality.

Background Checks

Norton Medical partners with Informed Choice to provide instant background checks that include a criminal record check upon employer request.

Litigation Support

Norton Medical will provide expert support in the unlikely event a drug test result is legally challenged. This support would take the form of witness testimony.

Audit Support for DOT FAA FTA FMCSA FRA PHMSA CPUC

Our compliance officers will arrange your drug testing history and prepare reports requested by federal, state or city agencies. These reports may require documentation of drug and alcohol program education for workers and supervisors, evidence of pre-employment testing,random drug testing and statistical summaries.

Employee & Supervisor Education

Norton provides the required one-hour employee and two-hour supervisor training materials.We provide employee education materials in English or Spanish. Norton Medical offers on-site video training for supervisors. Our emphasis on education of both supervisor and employee elevates Norton Medical Industries over other drug and alcohol testing companies. We believe that a thorough knowledge of the effects of drugs, alcohol as well as familiarity with the law are the keys to successful prevention programs. Click Here to see more on our Educational Materials

Reporting

Norton Medical will prepare and submit any reports required by any of your facilities.

General Employee Drug Testing


Norton Medical Industries is a “turnkey” employee drug testing services company and a third-party drug testing administrator that has been providing comprehensive employee drug testing services for governmental and private companies alike since 1989.

Norton Medical Industries maintains long-term cooperative agreements with all the most respected SAMHSA-certified forensic laboratories including MedTox Scientific, Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL), and Quest Diagnostics. Norton Medical empowers its client by offering competitive pricing for DOT and forensic testing, yet maintaining the personal customer service, flexibility and attention of a boutique firm.

We maintain a network of over 6000 collection sites throughout the United States, and we regularly establish new sites by contacting local medical clinics in areas needing coverage. As a Norton client, any employee of yours will be able to walk in to any collection site in the country and receive a drug test.

What You Get In The General Employee Drug Testing Program:

  • Audit Support
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • Medical Review Officer Included
  • Access to over 7,000 general drug test collection sites nationwide
  • Assigned Drug Testing Program Administrator
  • Customized Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
  • Pre-employment, Random, Reasonable Suspicion, and Post-Accident test included!
  • Certificate of Enrollment

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Alcohol Testing


Norton Medical Industries offers blood alcohol content (BAC) Breath tests. Breath alcohol tests are conducted using a DOT approved breathalyzer that measures the breath alcohol to three decimal points.

Breath Alcohol Technicians are trained to perform breath alcohol tests using US DOT approved equipment. Alcohol breath analyzers are accurate to .001 measurements.
Workers covered under the DOT are prohibited from drinking 4 hours before beginning the covered job. That is 4 hours bottle to throttle. Covered Workers regulated by the FAA have the same prohibition. All Flight crew are prohibited from using alcohol 8 hours before beginning their covered job.

In most states a .08 alcohol is considered as being under the influence and impaired.

In the DOT world a .04 level is considered positive meaning the worker did not follow the prohibition of not drinking alcohol for 4 hours before beginning the covered job.

If alcohol test returns at .02 to .039 the worker cannot be allowed to do his covered job. He must be sent home. If the worker has an alcohol test below .02 he is allowed to perform the covered function. Random alcohol testing should be performed before, during or immediately after the covered job.
Alcohol is a legal substance in the United States. The prohibition is 4 or 8 hours for aviation flight crew before coming to work, while at work and breaks and lunch. A worker can be tested at the start of work, during work, and immediately after completing his covered job. A worker who is not doing the covered job such as driving a school bus cannot be tested for alcohol.

The minimum rate of random testing for alcohol is 10 percent. That means if you have 100 workers in the pool you are required to do 10 tests per year. If a company wishes to test more there is no upper limit for alcohol testing.

Did you know that a driver is prohibited to consume alcohol 4 hours prior to working? As the saying goes, “4 hours bottle to throttle.”

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