Driver Drug Testing Regulations
(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)
Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA)
5794 Widewaters Pkwy.
Dewitt, NY, 13214
Press release date: November 24, 2010
Details on drug testing for gases and welding distributors
Dewitt, NY - As a part of its continued effort to keep distributors and suppliers in the gases and welding business abreast of the latest rules and regulations that are impacting the industry and how it goes to market, the Fourth Quarter issue of Welding & Gases Today features an article discussing the requirements for driver drug testing. The article is written by Michael Dodd, GAWDA's DOT, OSHA & EPA Consultant and president of MLD Safety Associates in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and is called "Random Drug and Alcohol Testing."
According to Dodd, random drug and alcohol testing applies to all drivers holding a commercial driver's license (CDL) and driving a vehicle used in commerce, whether interstate or intrastate, that meets one of the following criteria:
o Has a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds inclusive of a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds
o Has a GVW rating of 26,000 or more pounds
o Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, of any size and is used in the transportation of hazardous materials that require placards
Some of the topics discussed in the article include: how many drivers must be tested, when drivers must be tested, how the selection and notification process works and how to document the testing.
The only way to find out all of the details about random drug testing regulations is to log on to www.weldingandgasestoday.org and check out the latest issue of Welding & Gases Today, the online resource for the gases and welding industry.
For more information, contact Dan Vest, editor of Welding & Gases Today at email@example.com or 315-445-2347.
Founded in 1945, the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its member journals (www.weldingandgasestoday.org), e-magazines, newsletters and industry wiki (www.gawdawiki.org), GAWDA connects suppliers of gases and manufacturers of related equipment as well as manufacturers of welding equipment and distribution leaders, for the purpose of safely delivering optimal solutions to the users of those products. GAWDA publications are the industry's voice for all matters related to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning welding equipment and products and services related to industrial, medical, specialty and cryogenic gases. A 501(c)3 organization, GAWDA members are located throughout North America.
Data Key Communications, LLC - 5794 Widewaters Pkwy - Dewitt, NY 13214 - Tel: 315-445-2347 - Fax: 315-445-9336