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Urine Drug Tests and Alcohol Tests to meet Federal requirements of  49 CFR Part 40

Urine Drug TestBreath Alcohol Tests

 

Norton’s drug testing services includes a comprehensive program to meet all DOT Department of Transportation drug testing requirements listed in DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40

Norton Medical Industries is  a third-party administrator full-service, drug test and breath alcohol test to prevention program management company. Norton has been assisting thousands of governmental entities, educational institutions and private companies to design drug testing and breath alcohol test programs since 1989.

Norton Medical Industries has a network of over 4000 drug test and breath alcohol test collection sites nationwide to provide urine drug test collections by certified collectors for your safety sensitive workers.

We provide you with all the required documentation such as drug test and alcohol test written plans unique to your agency such as FMCSA, FAA, FTA, FRA PIMHSA

Norton provides the best online dashboard for drug testing and breath alcohol test administration and management software available. We constantly improve the proprietary software to optimally fit the needs of companies regulated by the All Modes of  the Federal Department of Transportation.  All client information, random selections and drug test and breath alcohol test results are intuitively maintained on a web-accessible secure server. Everything required for a federal audit can be accessed through your secure web page, including MIS reports and statistical summary reports. Federal auditors have inspected Norton Medical Industries on many occasions over the years and offered suggestions for improvement as well as praise for our system’s convenience, clarity and usability.

Norton Medical began providing federal compliance administration for county-level transit authorities in the early 1990s, and most of those governmental clients remain Norton customers today because our level of service has grown with the times. Our clients include Golden Empire Transit serving Bakersfield, California, SunLine Transit Agency serving the Coachella Valley and Sun Metro Transit serving El Paso, Texas, as well as the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and Orange County Taxi Administration Program. State governmental clients include the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs and the Wyoming Department of Corrections. Our client base stretches from the Malibu School District to the Police Department of Nantucket Island, just off the coast of Massachusetts.

What we do for these companies is drug tests and alcohol breath tests to meet their requirements and document their compliance.

Norton Medical features an in-house, certified Medical Review Officer and MRO team that responds promptly when non-negative drug test results are received to deliver accurate, validated drug test results, both negative and positive, usually the next day. Our MRO, Dr. Marshall Zablen, can provide litigation support in any case where a drug test challenge.

We have embraced technology to improve efficiency, but Norton has never abandoned its commitment to providing live, trained administrators based in our offices answer our phones and address client concerns promptly. Norton Medical Industries provides drug testing and breath alcohol test services characterized by personal customer service and reliable compliance at competitive prices.

What is a pre-employment drug test?

A pre-employment drug test screens potential employees for illicit drug consumption.  Inspectors check employee records to be sure such drug tests are performed prior to hire.

What is a random drug test?

Random drug tests are implemented in a drug misuse deterrence program to deter illicit drug use while an employee is employed. Ransom Drug Tests must meet the requirements of testing at least  50 percent of the worker pool every year for the FMSCA and FTA and at least 10 percent random alcohol tests per year.

What is a reasonable suspicion drug test?

A reasonable suspicion drug test or breath alcohol test is used when a manager or supervisor has evidence or sufficient cause to suspect that their employee is using drugs while working. Reasons that supervisors may use to determine whether an employee is under the influence includes: abnormal behavior, unable to complete tasks at work, slurred speech, and physical evidence of drugs.

What is a post-accident drug test?

As its name suggests, a post-accident drug test or alcohol is conducted when the employee is involved in a workplace incident. Drug tests should be conducted within 32 hours of the incident and a breath alcohol test is required to be completed up to 8 hours after the incident has occurred.  A urine drug test must be conducted for the FMCSA if there is a death related to the incident, if there is an injury treated away from the screen, or if the vehicle must be towed.

Norton provides the best online drug testing administration and data management software available. We constantly improve the proprietary software to optimally fit the needs of companies regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. All client information, random selections and test results are intuitively maintained on a web-accessible secure server..

Urine Drug Tests and Breath Alcohol Tests to meet the needs of companies not regulated by the US DOT

Non Regulated companies who have safety requirements, can in addition to urine drug testing, can do Oral fluid Drug Testing.  Oral fluid drug tests will soon be approved by the US DOT

The major advantage of oral fluid drug testing is that the collection process is observed, there is no bathroom. 

The collection Process is simple and you can do the collection in an office setting or at home.

The window of detection is shorter than for urine, but when companies switched from urine drug testing to oral fluid, more people were detected as positive.

Ethanol is detected in the saliva

The only metabolite not detected is eTG which is a liver metabolite that indicates alcohol has been ingested.

 

 

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