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Q&As for Safety-Sensitive Employees - 1

What constitutes a violation of the FAA's drug and alcohol testing regulation?
You have violated the FAA's drug and alcohol testing regulation (14 CFR part 120) if you have:

  • A verified positive result on a drug test;
  • Misused alcohol in any of the following situations:
    • An alcohol test resulting in an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater;
    • Used alcohol while on-duty;
    • Used alcohol pre-duty (8 hours prior to duty for a pilot, flight attendant, or air traffic controller; or 4 hours prior to duty for all other employee categories);
    • Used alcohol within 8 hours following an accident.
  • A refusal to submit to required testing

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