RAILROAD SAFETY: Amtrak is Not Adequately Addressing Rising Drug and Alcohol Use by Employees in Safety-Sensitive Positions

September 27, 2012 |  Audit Reports

We initiated this evaluation to determine whether Amtrak is ensuring that its HOS employees are complying with federal regulations governing the use of drugs and alcohol. Specifically, we evaluated (1) the extent to which Amtrak’s random testing shows that HOS employees are using drugs and alcohol, and (2) whether Amtrak is exercising due diligence in controlling the use of drugs and alcohol by these employees.

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