Register Now for December 18 Webinar on Random Drug Testing Rate Increase

FTA will host a webinar on Tuesday, December 18 at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the upcoming increase in random drug testing rates. Advance registration is required.

Effective January 1, 2019, FTA will increase the minimum rate of random drug testing from 25 percent to 50 percent of covered employees for employers subject to FTA’s drug and alcohol regulation. FTA recently announced this increase in a Federal Register notice and “Dear Colleague” letter. The increased testing rate, which is mandated by FTA’s drug and alcohol regulation, is in response to an increase in the industry’s “positive rate” as reflected in random drug testing data from calendar year 2017.

Links:
FTA Random Drug Rate Increase Information Session Webinar Registration
Dear Colleague letter
FTA Drug and Alcohol Program
Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations (49 CFR Part 655)