Breath Alcohol Training
- Author: Terri Cunningham
- Author: Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Connie Spears, X-Ray Tech attended the Train-the-Trainer Training in the Spring 2009 to become a certified trainer for the Breath Alcohol Technician/DOT AlcoholTesting. In August 2009, Connie trained Monisa Wright, Lab Manager, Patricia Blewett, MD, Donna Brosche, Clinical Nurse Manager, and Mitzi Allen, Medical Assistant so they can follow the proper tesing procedures.
Connie Spears, BAT Certified Trainer Mitzi Allen, Monisa Wright, Donna Brosche, Dr. Blewett
Staff preparing to apply what they have learned Connie reviewing BAT procedures
Breath Alcohol Technician/DOT Alcohol Testing
If you are planning to work in the transportation industry or are performing tasks defined by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) as safety-sensitive, such as working on pipelines, driving a truck, operating a ferry, steering a train or repairing an airplane you may be subject to DOT workplace drug and alcohol testing.WKUHS can also serve as a collection site for drug testing.
To learn more about the drug and alcohol testing visit the following sites:
- Drugs and Human Performance Fact Sheet. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Driving While You Are Taking Medications. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Common Drugs of Abuse. National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) http://www.nida.nih.gov/
- Substance Abuse. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) http://www.workplace.samhsa.gov/
- Drug Facts. Office of National Drug Policy Control (ONDCP) http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/
- Prevention On-line. National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
For more detailed information read you workplace drug and alcohol policies and procedures.
When will I be tested?
Safety-sensitive employees are subject to drug or alcohol testing in the following situations:
- Reasonable Suspicion/Cause
Dr. Patricia Blewett, MD is a certified Medical Reviewer Officer (MRO). She will conduct and oversee all Breath Alcohol Technician Testing/DOT Alcohol Testing. Other clinical staff members have been trained to assist with the laboratory collection and testing.
WKU Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy & Resources - click here for information
To view more photos of our Breath Alcohol Training please visit WKUHS Photo Galleries
For additional information about these new services call (270) 745-5641 and a WKUHS staff member will gladly assist you!