FAA Seeks Civil Penalty against Woodward, Inc. and subsidiary.
Press Release Summary:
November 13, 2012 - FAA is proposing $246,450 civil penalty against Woodward, Inc. and subsidiary HRT for allegedly failing to conduct requisite drug tests and receive verified negative drug test results before transferring/hiring 12 people to perform safety-sensitive aircraft maintenance work. Additional allegations cover failure to include 6 individuals in random drug and alcohol testing pool; failure to administer return-to-duty drug test to one employee; and use of expired intoximeter bottle.
Original Press Release
FAA Seeks $246,450 Civil Penalty Against Woodward, Inc.
Press release date: October 23, 2012
The FAA alleges Woodward HRT failed to conduct required drug tests and receive verified negative drug test results before transferring or hiring 12 people to perform safety-sensitive aircraft maintenance work.
The FAA also alleges the company failed to include six individuals in its random drug and alcohol testing pool.
Other alleged violations include failing to administer a return-to-duty drug test to one employee after he completed a substance abuse treatment program. The company’s testing firm also allegedly used an expired intoximeter bottle to perform calibration checks on a breath-testing device.
The FAA discovered the alleged violations during an inspection of Woodward’s required drug and alcohol testing program April 9-13, 2012. The alleged violations took place between August 2010 and March 2012.
Woodward, Inc. has 30 days from the receipt of the FAA’s enforcement letter to respond to the agency.
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