BPL always focuses on rules related to the drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees in aviation, trucking, railroads, mass transit, pipelines, and other transportation industries. BPL publishes regulations and provides official interpretations on drug and alcohol testing, including how to conduct tests, and the evaluation and treatment procedures necessary for returning employees to duty after testing violations.
BPL’s drug testing is a best practice for identifying high-risk job candidates. Effective management of that same risk after a candidate is hired requires a different tool, however. Random testing is a powerful post-hire solution that helps you maintain a drug free workplace with fewer on-the-job accidents, reduced liability costs, enhanced workplace safety and increased productivity. BPL follows a fair, reliable random testing process that follows federal, state, and local laws, and that helps you deter substance abuse before it negatively impacts your business.
Everyone in the pool of BPL must have an equal chance of being selected and tested in each selection period. Selections can be by employee name, identifying title, or with FRA regulated testing, a group that is clearly delineated in company policy or random plan.
BPL always makes sure to use a scientifically valid method to select employees for testing, which includes: use of a random-number table, a computer-based random number generator that’s traceable to a specific employee (or with FRA, a group).
While employees know they will be tested, they are never quite sure of when, so random selections and testing should be performed at least quarterly and BPL follows the same pattern. Some employers are selecting and testing more frequently. We think that is a good idea and so Random testing is going so successful in BPL.
Our exclusive Random Selection Manager tool allows you to electronically document and manage your random selections including easy documentation of notification date and time and easy access to the test results.