USCG Drug and Alcohol Testing 

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Employees that fall under USCG Drug & Alcohol Testing guidelines within the merchant marine industry, may be combined with DOT covered employees in drug testing pools even though the USCG is now part of the Department of Homeland Security.

All USCG Drug tests are screened at a SAMHSA approved laboratory.

Crewmembers that need to be tested in the Merchant Marine Industry include:

The USCG program requires the following types of testing:

  • Pre-employment Testing – required prior to employment

  • Periodic

  • Random Testing

  • Post-serious Marine Incident (SMI)

Each Test screens for the following drugs:

  • Marijuana

  • Opiates

  • Cocaine

Every employer has the responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all of its employees.

Employers are responsible to comply with the 46 CFR Parts 4 and 16 of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations for company mandated USCG Drug & Alcohol Testing program.

The USCG does not require alcohol testing under the 46 CFR Parts 4 and 16 of the code of regulations.

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  • Reasonable Suspicion Testing

  • Return-To-Duty Testing

  • Follow-up Testing

  • Amphetamines (Including MDMA & Ecstasy

  • PCP

  • Individuals engaged or employed on board a U.S. owned vessel and such vessel are required to engage, employ or be operated by a person holding a license, certificate of registry, or merchant mariner’s document.

  • Individuals who are on board a vessel performing duties under the authority of a license, certificate of registry, or merchant mariner’s document.