DOT Testing: Consortium or Stand-Alone Pool?
For businesses that fall under the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing guidelines, it is important to ensure that you are meeting all the necessary requirements to maintain a drug-free and sober work environment. ARCpoint Labs of Indianapolis West can help you comply with the DOT drug testing regulations with our consortium and stand-alone random drug testing services. If you are unsure what type of DOT testing is right for your company, we can help. Read on to learn more.
DOT Stand-Alone Pool
With a stand-alone testing pool, the employees of one company make up the random drug testing pool. Typically, companies with a larger number of employees find that a stand-alone testing pool is sufficient to help them meet DOT regulations for drug testing. This is because larger companies have a number of employees that is sufficient to give a true random testing pool.
DOT Consortium National Pool
A consortium national pool groups several different companies together to collectively pool their employees for random drug testing. While any company with two or more employees that are required to comply with DOT regulations can use a stand-alone pool, small companies of eight or fewer employees can benefit from utilization of a national pool. Companies with only one such employee are required to take part in a consortium national pool in order to achieve a random drug testing pool.
We have experience working with both types of drug testing pools and will be happy to assist you.
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