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About US

At SAP Evaluation Texas, we understand that life can present challenges, and sometimes individuals in safety-sensitive positions may face setbacks related to substance use. Our Return to Duty Program supports and guides employees in their journey back to the workplace, ensuring safety, compliance, and a positive work environment for all.

Our Team

Our team consists of experienced professionals, including medical experts, counselors, and case managers, who are well-versed in the intricacies of safety-sensitive roles and the challenges faced during the return to work process. With their expertise, we guide employers and employees through every step of the journey, ensuring a safe and productive return to the workplace.

Types of DOT Violations

Under the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, there are different types of violations related to drug and alcohol testing. These violations apply to employees who work in safety-sensitive positions within various transportation industries. The most common types of DOT violations include:

Positive Drug Test

This occurs when an employee's drug test results indicate the presence of illegal or prohibited substances above the established cutoff levels. Common prohibited drugs include marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, and phencyclidine (PCP).

Positive Alcohol Test

This violation occurs when an employee's breath alcohol test result exceeds the legal alcohol concentration limit specified by the DOT. The alcohol concentration limit varies between DOT agencies but is generally set at 0.04%.

Refusal to Test

If an employee refuses to undergo a required drug or alcohol test, it is considered a violation. This includes refusing to provide a sample for testing or engaging in behavior that interferes with the testing process.

Adulterated or Substituted Test

If an employee attempts to tamper with or adulterate their drug test sample to mask the presence of prohibited substances, it is considered a violation. Similarly, providing a substitute sample in place of their own is also a violation.

Use or Possession of Prohibited Substances

Even if an employee is not tested, if they are found to be using or in possession of illegal drugs or substances prohibited by DOT regulations, it can lead to disciplinary action and potential violation consequences.

Violation of Follow-Up Testing Requirements

After completing the Return-to-Duty process following a positive test result or refusal to test, employees are often required to undergo follow-up testing as directed by the DOT-qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Failure to comply with these follow-up testing requirements constitutes a violation.

Consequences of Failing a DOT Drug or Alcohol Test:


Failing a DOT drug or alcohol test can significantly affect individuals working in safety-sensitive positions under the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. When an employee fails a DOT drug or alcohol test, it means that they tested positive for prohibited substances or exceeded the legal alcohol concentration limit.

Removal from Safety-Sensitive Duties:Upon receiving a positive test result, the employee is immediately removed from safety-sensitive duties. This is done to ensure the safety of the individual and the public while a resolution is sought.

Evaluation by a DOT Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP):The employee must undergo an evaluation by a DOT-qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). The SAP will assess the individual's substance use history and determine the appropriate course of action, which may include treatment requirements.

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Completion of Return-to-Duty Process:If the SAP determines that the employee requires treatment, they must successfully complete a prescribed treatment program. Once the treatment is complete, the employee can begin the return-to-duty process.

Follow-Up Testing:After returning to safety-sensitive duties, the employee is subject to follow-up testing as directed by the SAP. These tests are designed to monitor ongoing compliance with drug and alcohol regulations.

Employment Consequences:Failing a DOT drug or alcohol test may lead to disciplinary action, including termination, depending on the employer's policies and the severity of the violation.

Requalification Process:If the employee is terminated due to a positive drug or alcohol test, they may be required to complete a requalification process before being eligible for future employment in a safety-sensitive position.

It's important to note that each DOT agency (e.g., FMCSA, FAA, FRA, etc.) may have its specific rules and procedures regarding drug and alcohol testing. The consequences for failing a test can vary based on the agency's regulations and the employer's policies.

To maintain safety and compliance in the transportation industry, the DOT takes drug and alcohol testing seriously. Employees in safety-sensitive positions must understand and abide by the DOT regulations to ensure their well-being and the public they serve. If an employee faces a positive test result, it is crucial to cooperate with the SAP and follow the prescribed process to achieve a successful return to duty.

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Specialized Knowledge

We specialize in working with safety-sensitive workers, understanding their roles' unique demands and safety requirements. This expertise allows us to tailor our services to address the specific needs of each individual and employer.

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Holistic Approach

We believe in a holistic approach to the Return to Duty process. Our services encompass medical evaluations, fitness-for-duty assessments, counseling, and ongoing support to ensure employees are physically and mentally prepared to resume their duties safely.

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Compliance and Confidentiality

We are well-versed in industry regulations, ensuring that all evaluations and assessments comply with relevant guidelines and legal requirements. Additionally, we prioritize confidentiality, maintaining the privacy of both employers and employees throughout the process.

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Timely and Efficient

We understand that time is of the essence in the Return to Duty process. Our streamlined procedures and efficient coordination with all stakeholders ensure the process is completed promptly, allowing employees to return to work as soon as they are ready and fit.

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What happens during a DOT SAP evaluation Texas?


During a Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) evaluation, the SAP comprehensively assesses an employee who has violated DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. The evaluation is critical in determining the appropriate course of action for the individual and ensuring their safe return to safety-sensitive duties. Here's what typically happens during a DOT SAP evaluation:

Initial Contact and Intake:The process begins when the employer or the individual in question notifies the SAP about the need for an evaluation. The SAP will initiate contact, gather relevant information, and schedule an appointment for the assessment.

Face-to-Face Assessment:The SAP conducts a face-to-face assessment with the employee. During this session, the SAP will:

a. Gather Information:The SAP will collect detailed information about the individual's drug and alcohol use history, the circumstances of the violation, and any previous drug or alcohol-related issues.

b. Review Documentation:The SAP may review the results of the drug and alcohol tests that led to the violation and any relevant medical records.

c. Evaluate Impact on Safety-Sensitive Duties:The SAP will assess the impact of the individual's substance use on their ability to perform their job duties in a safety-sensitive position safely.

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