When your business involves transportation, it is essential that you are up to date and compliant with governmental safety regulations. In addition to measures related to rest and equipment safety, a drug and alcohol free workplace is of paramount importance. This is true whether your business is related to driving, boating, or flying. To keep our skies as safe as possible, pilots and other aviation workers must be trained, alert, and not under the influence of any substances, including drugs and alcohol. Drug testing is a regulated part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s safety guidelines, so work with an experienced provider to make sure you are in compliance. Keep reading to learn more about why it’s important to keep our skies safe.
Much like car accidents, aviation accidents affect more people than just the drivers or pilots. You must take into consideration any passengers aboard the aircraft, additional personnel on board, and citizens on the ground who might be affected by the aftermath of an accident. If a plane crashes, it can have far-reaching effects, damaging buildings and people on the ground in addition to harming those on board. Operating an aircraft is a major responsibility, and it takes a well-trained team to keep everything safe. Even one worker under the influence of drugs or alcohol failing to do his job thoroughly could pose a serious risk to employees as well as the general public.
In addition to protecting the safety of your employees, customers, and the general public, you should also remember that employee drug testing is for the safety of your business. The FAA has specific guidelines of which employees must be drug tested and when, as well as what happens if someone refuses a drug test or tests positive for drugs or alcohol. By remaining in compliance with the FAA, you can ensure that your business stays operational and safe.
Contact Oschmann Employee Screening Services at (800) 224-8532 to find out what you need to do to keep your business in compliance with FAA drug testing guidelines. We can help you write a drug and alcohol policy for your Arizona business as well as train you and your employees on the importance of substance-free safety.