Keys Consortium is a service-oriented business dedicated to providing employers with the necessary tools and support to implement and maintain a drug-free workplace program.
Keys Consortium has been in service since 1996 and we are privileged to provide drug testing programs for many fine companies throughout the USA.
It’s easy to join
1) Fill out Member Form below and “Press Submit Button”
2) We will send you an invoice to pay or you can pay in the office.
If you only need to make a payment, contact us by email at email@example.com and we will send you an invoice to pay online.
Consortium Membership costs $75.00 per year
Membership and a test is $150
Please read and complete each part of this membership application. Applications are completed online or emailed.
Enrollment covers costs of random tests for enrolled persons, regardless of the number of times each person is selected from January 1st, until December 31st.
Memberships are for one year.
Once you fill out this form, we will receive your information via email and follow up with you for payment and testing, if necessary. Note: If you only need to make a payment, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an invoice to pay online.
A pre-employment drug screen is required for any person joining a drug testing program unless he/she has been tested within the past 6 months or has been subject to random testing for at least 60 days within the past 6 months. If you are not required to take a pre-employment test, please enclose original documentation with application. If you need a drug screen we will provide you with a collection site in your area, please fill out the application accordingly.
If you currently need a test, it is an additional $75.00.
The Keys Consortium will provide each member: (a) A specimen collection site near the applicant’s residence. (b) Computer generated random selection. (c) Random notification by email. (d) Medical Review Officer (MRO) services. (e) Drug free workplace policy. (f) Record keeping of all positive test results for five years, and negative results for one year. (g) A membership letter (h) Information on substance abuse and counselor referral service. (i) Verification confirming program compliance for employers, licensing renewals, and upgrades.
New membership or Renewal of your membership shall be deemed as consenting to the following agreement. Members must (a) properly follow random testing instructions. (b) Promptly notify Keys Consortium of any change in mailing or email address, phone number, employer change, or membership status. (c) Follow guidance provided by Keys Consortium. Members shall not hold Keys Consortium liable arising out of or in connection with a member’s failure to comply with DOT policy or breech of this agreement. Failure to comply with provisions of this agreement will result in Coast Guard notification and possible termination from program.
To submit this form is to agree and acknowledge that I have read the membership agreement, that I fully understand that violation of this policy will be grounds for Coast Guard notification and possible termination of my membership.
Each firm must have a written policy on drug and alcohol use. This must be signed by all members and a copy must posted. We will supply you with a compliant policy.
1 hour of training on drug and alcohol use/abuse for each employee is required. We provide the necessary video and written materials with paid membership.
All results must be reviewed by a certified MRO. The Keys Consortium provides a MRO that reviews each test result. In case of a positive the MRO will interview the donor by telephone to determine if there is a valid reason for the results
Records must be kept for all test results, negatives for 1 year, positives for 5 years. Keys Consortium maintains all test results for you. We also complete the annual MIS form for each client in good standing.
Testing must be done by a lab that meets DOT/HRS standards. Keys Consortium tests are done in strict accordance with the DOT/HRS by certified collection site technicians and processed by a SAMHSA certified lab .
A negative test result must be provided prior to membership into any drug testing program. A test is not necessary if proof of a negative result is provided from within 6 months of membership date with no positive result during that 6 month period or during the previous 185 days proof of membership in another compliant drug program in good standing for at least 60 days.
All members are required to be randomly tested at a rate of 50% of testing pool. Selection must be statistically valid so that there is an equal chance for any member to be selected. Keys Consortium administers a valid program for all members. All random tests are covered with membership, regardless of number of times a member is selected.
If the employer believes an employee is using an illegal drug they must arrange for a specimen to be collected. We will advise members of what constitutes reasonable cause and perform testing if necessary.
Periodic tests must be done for license issue, license renewals and upgrades. Members enrolled over 60 days are exempt from periodic testing. We will provide you with a letter to give to the Coast Guard upon renewal
The marine employer shall ensure that all persons directly involved in a serious marine incident are tested. Keys Consortium makes every attempt to be available for serious marine incidents and post accident testing.
The use of the Term U.S. Coast Guard does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Coast Guard, it is used for descriptive purposes only.
Is there a difference in labs?
There is a big difference in the quality of labs. The Labs we use are certified by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). A D.O.T accepted lab must pass a rigorous inspection process and also perform well on proficiency tests (samples sent to the lab to challenge the labs competence). They must not only give the correct answer but also the specific drug or adulterants as well as the correct quantity of each drug that was found. If a lab is not certified there is no check on the quality of the chain of custody or the analytical work.
Who administers the tests?
Tests are conducted by certified collectors who are trained about collection procedures as well as test site and chain of custody requirements.
What does the medical review officer (MRO) do?
Once a test is determined to be positive by the lab, there must be a review and also interpretation of the result. The MRO will look for a medically valid reason for the positive result. The MRO will also look for procedural errors such as chain of custody problems. A MRO is a required part of any DOT- regulated program, and highly recommend for non DOT testing. The MRO must be a licensed physician with knowledge of substance abuse disorders.
How long does it take for test results?
Test results are usually returned by fax within 1 to 2 days.
What if someone has an accident?
We are there when you need us 24 hours, every day to arrange for testing.
I’m sure that the lab has made a mistake. What should I do?
Our certified lab will maintain a positive sample in its original container for one year from the date of the test. They keep positive samples for just such a challenge. Anytime during the year a donor can request a retest of the same sample by another certified lab
46 CFR Part 4
Serious Marine Incidents
Report of Marine Casualty
Chemical Drug & Alcohol Testing Following A Serious Marine Incident
46 CFR Part 10
Merchant Mariner Credential
46 CFR Part 16
49 CFR Part 40
Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs
33 CFR Part 95
Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Dangerous Drug
Each member will receive a drug-free workplace policy that is compliant with Coast Guard standards.
Each member will receive a contract stating exactly what the Keys Consortium provides and what you need to do to stay compliant.
Each enrolled member will be issued a letter that proves membership.
Employee assistance program
We provide you with referral service to a local EAP as required by the Coast Guard.
Members are provided with all required testing. Tests are done at a local certified testing facility. All random tests are included in the membership fee
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
93911 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Florida 33070, United States
(305) 853-7259 (call or text)
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