The Department of Transportation (DOT) regulated urine specimen collections are an important part of employment and workplace screenings. In order to be authorized to perform DOT urine specimen collections, a collector needs to complete the proper training.
Specifically federal DOT regs (CFR Part 40.33) state that in order to be permitted to act as a collector in the DOT testing program, you must meet the following training requirements: (a) Basic Information; (b) Qualification Training; and (c) Initial Proficiency Demonstration.
This full day program will meet and address all three training requirements, specifically:
- Basic Information: DOT regs state that you must be knowledgeable about Part 40 regs including the "DOT Urine Specimen Collection Procedures Guidelines" and DOT agency regulations applicable to the employers for whom you perform collections. Both the urine specimen guidelines and Part 40 regs will be sent to each student prior to this course. Upon arrival, students will be asked to take a quiz to demonstrate their knowledge.
- Qualification Training: In class instruction and discussion will specifically address: (1) all steps necessary to complete a collection correctly and the proper completion and transmission of the CCF; (2) "problem" collections (e.g. situations like "shy bladder" and attempts to tamper with a specimen); (3) fatal flaws, correctable flaws and how to correct problems in collections; (4) the collector's responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the collection process, ensuring the privacy of employees being tested, ensuring the security of the specimen, and avoiding conduct or statements that could be viewed as offensive or inappropriate.
- Initial Proficiency Demonstration: Five mock collections to include two uneventful collection scenarios, one temperature out of range, and one scenario in which the employee refuses to sign the CCF and initial the specimen bottle tamper-evident seal.
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