The role of a Substance Abuse Professional
The SAP is certified, trained and has the expertise necessary to evaluate employees who fail or refuse drug testing. If you fail or refuse a drug test on the job and your position falls under the guidelines of the US DOT, it is necessary for you to see a substance abuse professional (SAP).
Diversion Center SAPs, in accordance with the guidelines of the DOT, are the professionals who:
- Evaluate employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation.
- Make recommendations about the education, treatment, follow-up testing and aftercare of the individual.
- Monitor the process.
- Represent the major decision point—and in some instances, the only decision point—an employer may have in choosing whether or not to place an employee at the steering wheel of a school bus, at the controls of a plane, at the helm of an oil tanker, at the throttle of a train, in the engineer compartment of a subway car or at the emergency control valves of a natural gas pipeline.
- The ability to say that the employee has—or has not—complied with his recommendations.
The responsibility of the SAP is a far-reaching one, especially because it is crucial to the safety of the many millions of people who use transportation in the country each year. SAP Evaluations in Marietta, GA are available each week. We also have locations throughout Georgia.