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Breath alcohol tests are required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure the safety of driver fleets, regulated under DOT law. Delaware Valley Mobile Drug Testing (DVMDT) is a mobile drug testing company specializing in breath alcohol testing in the Mid-Atlantic area.

THE BASICS

Under DOT rule 49 CFR Part 40, companies are required to conduct regular alcohol testing on drivers performing safety-sensitive functions. Companies can only administer a breath alcohol test to employees with the presence of a breath alcohol technician (BAT) and a corresponding evidential breath testing (EBT) device.

Our BAT staff assists your organization in administering breath alcohol tests by interacting directly with the employee. BAT personal can assess the results of the test sample without the presence of a MRO.

Breath alcohol tests can identify the presence of illicit substances in an individual’s breath or saliva. Under DOT regulations, a drive with a breath alcohol level between 0.02 and 0.04 must be removed from duty for 24 hours. A driver with a breath alcohol level of greater than 0.04 must visit a Substance Abuse professional (SAP) before being cleared for duty again.

WHAT CAN BREATH ALCOHOL TESTS IDENTIFY?

There are very specific substances that DOT regulations search for during a breath alcohol exam. These include any substances that contain alcohol, such as beer or rubbing alcohol. This can also be used to test for certain over-the-counter medications and prescriptions.

Instances Where Breath Alcohol Testing is Required

  • Employment pre-screening
  • Random drug tests
  • Reasonable suspicion
  • Before and following a return to duty

BREATH ALCOHOL TESTING PROCEDURES

A BAT staff member must follow specific guidelines throughout the testing process to comply with federal DOT regulations.

– Operate EBT devices
– Report results of sample
– Assess reports of sample

Our staff of certified breath alcohol technicians will help your company meet DOT breath alcohol regulations and protect the safety of your workplace.

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