Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Oil & Gas Industry Groups Developing Alcohol-Drug Program Guide

International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) and IPIECA, a global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues through their joint Health Committee, are partnering with Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) to develop a alcohol and drug program guideline for oil and gas contractors. The goal is to help contractors simplify their programs and achieve contract compliance.

According to the groups, the guideline will cover:
  • drug testing panel, along with frequency, type and testing matrixes;
  • alcohol testing frequency, type, testing matrixes and cut-offs;
  • definition of safety sensitive;
  • definition of covered employees and locations;
  • collector/collection credentials and process;
  • medication disclosure/fitness for duty for safety-sensitive workers;
  • medical review of test results;
  • laboratory qualifications;
  • reporting, recordkeeping and noncompliance requirements;
  • supervisor and employee training.
If interested in contributing to the development of this guideline, contact DATIA's Laura Shelton.