Who is covered:
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversees compliance by employers in the aviation industry. From large corporations to smaller companies, adherence to the FAA Drug and Alcohol Testing Program is critical to ensure the continued safety of commercial aviation. Therefore, all persons performing safety-sensitive functions in the aviation industry are required to be trained. Safety-sensitive functions include:
Today, over 9 million commercial transportation workers under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are required to participate in drug and alcohol testing programs. The chart below shows the breakdown of safety-sensitive transportation workers in various transportation industries.
Data presented by the Director, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance, Department of Transportation at a DOT Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on 4/10/2013.