What is the DOT return-to-duty process?

What is the DOT return-to-duty process?

What is the DOT return-to-duty process?

At MOUNT CARMEL, we offer a comprehensive understanding of the DOT process, including an in-depth explanation of the return-to-duty process. 

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Customers need our service because the DOT return-to-duty process can be complex and time-consuming. Understanding the requirements and effectively meeting them can be a daunting task. That's where we come in! We simplify the process for you, providing step-by-step guidance, answering your questions, and offering valuable insights to ensure a successful return-to-duty.

Before an employee can return to duty for safety-sensitive functions, they must complete the return-to-duty process. Once a positive test result is found, the following steps are required:

• Immediately remove the employee from safety-sensitive

• Find a qualified DOT SAP and complete an initial SAP evaluation

• Finish a SAP recommended education or treatment program

• When finished, complete a second SAP evaluation

• If the SAP report is good, complete a return-to-duty observed drug test

Once the DER receives the negative result, the employee can begin safety-sensitive functions again.

However, after the second SAP evaluation, a follow-up testing schedule is given to the DER. The follow-up testing schedule is a minimum of 6 unannounced observed drug tests within the first 12 months of returning to safety-sensitive work and can last up to 60 months, or five years, depending on the SAP recommendation. 

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