2019 Drug Testing Random Rates:
The USCG random rates for drug testing are set at a minimum of 50% for covered employees. Covered employees include any employee that is on board a vessel acting under the authority of a license, certificate or registry, or a merchant mariner’s document. Additionally, any employee engaged or employed on board a U.S. owned vessel is considered a regulated employee.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) maintains policies and standards through the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC). The CG-CVC helps to maintain Marine safety and security, with policy experts in domestic, foreign, fishing vessels, and merchant mariner credentialing.
Under the USCG, it is the Director of Inspections and Compliance (CG-5PC) job to develop and maintain policies, standards, and programs for the safety of vessels, facilities, and employees and prevention of incidents. Policy development and management applies to:
To help employers comply with complicated requirements, DISA’s USCG compliance services include:
Importance of Maintaining Compliance
If an employer is non-compliant for more than 30 days, they will face one or more of the following repercussions:
Regardless of your industry, DISA has the drug and alcohol testing programs, compliance solutions, and industry experts to assist you with meeting and maintaining your compliance needs and standards.