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Glossary Terms for Policy 810.010

Breath Alcohol Technician
An individual who instructs and assists individuals in the alcohol testing process and operates an evidential breath testing (EBT) device.
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CDL Driver
Any permanent, probationary, temporary, or intermittent employee occupying a position in a job classification which requires possession of a CDL to operate a commercial motor vehicle; or commercial motor vehicle as a part of their assigned duties. For the purpose of pre-employment testing/pre-duty testing, the term CDL driver includes all prospective employees applying for positions requiring a valid CDL.
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Commercial Motor Vehicle
A motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles which: 1) has a gross combination weight of 26,001 or more pounds inclusive of a towed until with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds; 2) has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds; 3) is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or 4) is used in the transport of hazardous material requiring placards.
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Controlled Substances
Amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine, marijuana, methaqualone, opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), and any other substance, legal or illegal, that impairs or tends to impair an employee's physical or mental ability to perform his or her duties in a safe and competent manner.
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Designated Employer Representative (DER)
An individual identified by the employer as able to receive communications and test results from Service Agents, and who is authorized to take immediate actions to remove employees from safety-sensitive duties and make required decisions in the testing and evaluation processes.
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Medical Review Officer
A licensed physician (medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy) responsible for receiving laboratory results generated by an employer's drug testing program who has knowledge of substance abuse disorders and has appropriate medical training to interpret and evaluate an individual's confirmed positive test result together with his or her medical history and any other relevant biomedical information. The Medical Review Officer will report any verified, positive test results to the appropriate designated management official.
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Safety-Sensitive Function
An employee is considered to be performing a safety-sensitive function during any period in which he or she is actually performing, ready to perform, or immediately available to perform any safety-sensitive function. For the Department, the typical safety-sensitive function is operating a commercial motor vehicle. It also includes all time loading or unloading a vehicle, supervising or assisting in the loading or unloading, repairing, obtaining assistance, waiting to be dispatched, or remaining in attendance with disabled vehicle by the CDL driver or as otherwise set forth in 49 CFR 395.2, Paragraphs 1 through 6.
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Service Agent
Any person or entity, other than an employee of the employer, who provides services specified under the US DOT regulations to employers and/or employees in connection with US DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements.
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Substance Abuse Professional
A licensed physician (medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy) or a licensed or certified psychologist, social worker, employee assistance professional, or addiction counselor (certified by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Certification Commission) with knowledge of and clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and controlled substance-related disorders. Employees who have tested positive for alcohol and/or controlled substances will be referred for evaluation to a Substance Abuse Professional designated by the Department.
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