For the past month, Federally-mandated return-to-duty and follow-up drug test collections have been directly observed. If this rule affects your company, we want to let you know what we are doing to enable Preferred Collection sites to perform these collections with the expertise and efficiency that you have come to expect.

– On our Collection Site Locator we have added the service “Observed Collections” to any site who has indicated that they will conduct observed collections. If you need to find a site that will perform an observed collection, this is the simplest way to find it.

– We hosted WebEx sessions titled “Direct Observation – The Who, The Why and The When” conducted by Mary Hines, the President elect of SAPAA. More than 150 collection site participants attended these sessions.

– We provided all sites with the DOT’s Direct Observation instruction sheet.

These simple yet effective steps are enabling our customers and collection sites to make the transition as smoothly and professionally as possible.

The DOT has published an extensive library of documentation surrounding this change. Visit the DOT website to learn more.

For more information about drug testing, visit our website.