FAA Regulated Employers

Employers in the aviation industry must comply with DOT/FAA’s Drug and Alcohol Testing regulations including DOT 49 CFR Part 40. In addition the specific agency regulation for FAA is 14 CFR Part 120. The summary highlights of 14 CFR Part 120 are as follows.

Types of tests for drugs: Pre-employment, random, reasonable cause, post-accident, return to duty, and follow-up.

Types of tests for alcohol: Pre-employment (optional), random, reasonable suspicion, post- accident, return to duty, and follow-up.

The following types of safety-sensitive functions are covered by the FAA’s drug and alcohol testing regulations:

  • Flight crewmember duties
  • Flight attendant duties
  • Aircraft dispatcher duties
  • Flight crewmember duties
  • Aircraft maintenance and preventive maintenance
  • Ground security coordinator duties
  • Aviation screening duties
  • Air traffic control duties
  • Part 119 Certificate Holders
  • Air Tour Operators
  • Air traffic control facilities not operated by the FAA
  • Part 145 Certificate Holders
  • FAA Repair Stations
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