CONTRACTOR INSTRUCTIONS
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Step #1 Check Contractor Registration List to see if your company is registered. If not listed, please complete Designated Representative Form and Authorization for ACH Transfer form. Then email or fax to local MMC office (Refer to organizational chart). Mobile Medical Corporation will collect fees at time of service for all drug tests and pre-employment drug test verifications (See Service Fees).

Step #2 Provide your company's current substance abuse policy and a completed Policy Review Checklist. If a contractor is part of a building trades consortium program please submit the trades program policy and check the list of “Approved Reciprocal Building Trades Programs.” MMC will approve or disapprove a policy depending on its current testing panel and other program requirements highlighted in the policy review checklist.

Step #3 Validate employee eligibility (do they have a current drug test that meets or exceeds FE contractor requirements) prior to mobilization. The following situations can apply:

  • Employee has a current test under an approved building trades program
  • Employee has a current test under an approved contractor program
  • Employee needs to have a pre-employment test collected
    • Test will be coordinated by an MMC program contact and can be collected either at an approved job-site or at an approved collection site (Approved collection sites across the entire USA)
    • MMC will work with contractor to have union member tested under their program.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT "DRUG" TESTING
Prior to starting work at a FE Fossil Generation property all employees must provide documentation to MMC of:

  • A current drug test within the last twelve months from an approved contractor/consortium program
  • For a current list of approved consortium programs contact your local MMC office.
  • If an employee’s test is not current in the online verification system then a new test is required.
  • Employees who do not have a current drug test will be required to have a pre-employment test
    • Test will be coordinated by an MMC program contact and can be collected either at an approved job-site or at an approved collection site (Approved collection sites across the entire USA)

RANDOM "DRUG" TESTING
Contractors who are on-site, shall have random drug testing on their employees.

  • A minimum 20% per month, of all current employees, will be selected by a computerized random generator process.
  • Testing will be conducted on-site without prior notice to the employee.
  • Random testing will be sent to a SAMHSA certified laboratory for testing and confirmation.
  • Random testing is reimbursable by FirstEnergy

REASONABLE CAUSE/SUSPICION "DRUG and/or ALCOHOL" TESTING
A test shall be administered in the event a trained supervisor or FE representative has reasonable cause to believe that an employee has reported to work under the influence, or is or has been under the influence while on the job; or has violated this drug policy.

  • During the process of establishing reasonable cause for testing, a union employee has the right to request his on-site union representative to be present.
  • Specific forms and procedures must be followed as outlined in the FE Fossil Generation Policy.
  • Contact your local MMC office to schedule the required testing: drug and/or alcohol and provide completed documents.
  • Reasonable cause testing requested by FE is reimbursed if the results are negative.

POST ACCIDENT "DRUG and/or ALCOHOL" TESTING
A contract employee is subject to submit to a Post-Accident (PA) test after the involvement in, or cause of an accident, which causes injury to the participant or another party.

  • Notify your local MMC office regarding any PA testing. They will work with you to properly complete the testing and documentation in a timely manner.
  • PA testing requested by FE is reimbursed if the results are negative.

  • Employees who have a positive rapid will not have access to the jobsite or be permitted to drive their vehicle home.
  • The rapid test will be shipped to the Laboratory and if GC/MS analysis is positive it will be sent to the MRO for Review.
  • The MRO will conduct an interview with any employee whose GC/MS test is positive. If the employee has a valid perscription for a legal drug the test will be confirmed Negative.
  • FirstEnergy will NOT reimburse for lost wages.

Protecting the confidentiality of individuals is a primary interest of FE, contractors, and labor. Therefore, there is a single entity contracted to provide Medical Review Officer (MRO) services for the FirstEnergy Fossil Generation Contractor Substance Abuse Compliance Specification requiring laboratory analysis administered by Mobile Medical Corporation. Only the MRO has access to an individual’s medical records. The MRO, third party administrator (Mobile Medical Corporation), individual contractor Designated Representative (DR) and the FirstEnergy designated representative have access to an individual’s laboratory drug screening results. No information about test results, substances, levels of screening, or any other specific information will be shared with any party other than listed in the preceding statement.

The following procedures and guidelines regarding confidentiality will be strictly observed:

    (1) All test results will be considered medical records and held confidential to the extent permitted by law.

    (2) All actions taken in connection with the Policy will remain confidential.

    (3) Only the MRO will have detailed information concerning an individual’s laboratory drug screening.

    (4) Only the MRO or the TPA may disclose whether an individual is current or not current with the Policy.

    (5) Medical personnel, the contractor, its supervisors, or any other personnel will not disclose any information regarding the screening of an individual.

    (6) Information may be divulged for grievances, arbitration, and/or litigation with respect to these matters to the extent permitted by law.