Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) was created to oversee the transportation of energy and other hazardous materials.

The administration wants to make sure the materials are transported safely.

These are usually materials we need every day, like natural gas, and they are transported by employees who operate, provide maintenance and/or employ emergency-response when it comes to pipeline transportations.

Drug and alcohol regulations for PHMSA

Employers who fall under PHMSA rules and regulations are required to:

  • Have prevention plans and programs to promote anti-drug and alcohol misuse
  • Perform pre-employment drug testing, post-accident drug testing, random drug testing, reasonable cause drug testing and return-to-duty
  • Perform post-accident alcohol testing, reasonable suspicion alcohol testing and return-to duty testing after an alcohol offense

Read more about PHMSA drug and alcohol testing regulations.

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