Workplace or evidential breath alcohol testing is mandated by the Department of Transportation for safety sensitive employee positions in the transportation industry. Many industries have similar rules and regulations governing the use of alcohol and drugs in the workplace.
The Department of Transportation has a rigorous testing and approval process for evidential breath alcohol testers used for employee testing that is separate and distinct from DOT testing for screening breathalyzers. While many consumer breathalyzers pass the DOT screening requirements, few if any pass the DOT requirements for evidential use in the workplace.
Companies looking to implement alcohol and drug free workplace testing for the first time are well advised to seek help from a manufacturer such as Lifeloc Technologies who maintain a national network of substance abuse experts. These professionals will guide you through the steps to setting up an alcohol and drug free workplace.