As far as the drug addiction is considered mandatory alcohol and drug testing is required for all truck drivers, commercial drivers, license holders and other transport workers. Most of the countries like United States, Mexico and Canada have implemented this drug mandatory test in outskirts of the country and crossing borders.
In recent years about 70% of private company’s workers require drug and alcohol test. Drug testing schemes requires certified programs and procedures and are monitored by the trained staffs. Medical education is continued for all staffs associated with drug testing schemes including MRO’s. ACOEM is the institute providing medical education about drugs and its effects. Over 12000 trained professionals have finished their successful course in ACOEM.
MRO’s, who have completed their initial training program, must have to pass through 12 hours CME training which is continued by three years training. These test and training can be taken via either net or direct institutions. Trained and skilled staffs are admitted to the drug testing program so the tests will be handled properly without any partiality. Every trained staff should undergo training with recent updates in the drug testing. This will help them to handle the advanced techniques in drug testing. Position of MRO is changed every three years.
Experts in drug testing program know how to use the sample for testing and can find out the errors in the drug testing procedures. Drug testing procedures requires various techniques to be used which are done only by the experts. Drug testing procedure can be various types they are alcohol employee testing, post accident drug screening, substance abuse test, urine drug screen, clinical drug test. This entire test will enable to identify the amount and type of drug abused by the drivers and other employees. Hence drug testing must be accomplished by the drug testing experts.