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Post Accident Testing

Criteria for Post Accident Testing

A CDL driver must have a post accident drug and alcohol test when:

Employee Responsibilities

  1. Render any aid that is necessary for public safety.
  2. Immediately report any accident to the supervisor or other designated department official.

Employing Unit Responsibilities

  1. Ensure that each employee knows to whom an accident must be reported, including how to report any accidents that may occur outside of regular business hours.
  2. When an accident is reported, determine if it meets the criteria requiring post accident drug and alcohol testing.
  3. If testing is required, complete the Test Authorization Form which instructs the laboratory that both drug and alcohol tests are to be performed.
  4. Transport the employee to immediately the collection site. Take the FEDERAL DRUG TESTING CUSTODY AND CONTROL FORM and the completed Test Authorization Form and and present both forms to the technician or receptionist.
    1. Note that some labs only do drug tests and others to both drug and alcohol tests. be sure to send the employee to a lab that does both drug and alcohol testing.
  5. The employee may not refuse or defer the test.
  6. If an employee refuses for any reason to go for a test, the refusal must be treated as a positive test. Contact your Human Resources Consultant (HRC) immediately.
  7. If an employee informs you that he/she expects to test positive for drugs or alcohol the employee must be sent for testing but do not allow the employee to drive him/herself to the collection site. Contact your HRC immediately.
  8. Notify your unit's HRC.
  9. Maintain records relating to post accident testing in accordance with Records Retention and Confidentiality.
    1. This includes documentation as to the reason that reasonable suspicion testing was required.
  10. Notify your unit's HRC of the employee's test results.
  11. If testing cannot be accomplished as required by the University's policy contact your unit's HRC.
  12. Maintain records relating to post accident testing in accordance with Records Retention and Confidentiality.