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DOT rule calls for direct observation of drug tests

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If you have transportation workers in safety-sensitive jobs, take note: New U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) rules kick in Aug. 31 that affect return-to-work drug tests given to employees who previously tested positive or underwent drug rehab.

The new rules—which aim to crack down on the increasing number of workers who try to cheat the follow-up tests—require urine tests to be directly observed to make sure workers don’t alter the urine. If you outsource the test, make sure the testing company is adhering to the new rules.

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