The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a civil penalty of $51,651 against All American Aviation Services, LLC (All American) of Tomball, Texas for allegedly violating FAA drug and alcohol testing regulations.
The FAA alleges that All American allowed eight employees to continue working in safety sensitive positions for more than 30 days after they were hired, even though the company had not obtained drug and alcohol testing records from their previous employers. The FAA also alleges that All American failed to comply with procedures for follow-up tests on two of these employees, who tested positive for marijuana use prior to being hired by All American.
The FAA alleges that one of the employees who tested positive was not included in All American’s random testing pool for nine months. In addition, the FAA alleges that All American did not receive a verified negative return-to-duty drug test result for the other employee who tested positive. All American is a charter and cargo carrier that primarily serves the offshore oil and gas industry.
The FAA discovered the alleged violations during a March 2013 inspection of All American’s antidrug and alcohol misuse prevention program. The alleged violations occurred between February 2012 and the time of the FAA’s inspection.
All American Services has 30 days from the receipt of the FAA’s enforcement letter to respond to the agency.
Source: Federal Aviation Administration