FAA Fines Eaton Aerospace Over Drug Testing Lapses

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $173,100 civil penalty against Eaton Corporation Aerospace Operations of Irvine, Calif., after finding that the company violated drug and alcohol testing regulations.

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $173,100 civil penalty against Eaton Corporation Aerospace Operations of Irvine, Calif., after finding that the company violated drug and alcohol testing regulations. The agency alleges that Eaton, which operates aircraft repair stations, failed to include six employees who performed safety-sensitive work in its random drug and alcohol testing pools, and that five of the six employees performed air carrier maintenance when they were not in the pools.

FAA also found that Eaton failed to conduct pre-employment drug tests before transferring two employees into safety-sensitive positions, failed to ask two employees if they had tested positive on a DOT pre-employment drug or alcohol test or refused to take such a test within the past two years, failed to retest all employees who received negative drug test results that indicated they had consumed large amounts of water beforehand, failed to use DOT testing forms for six employees, and failed to ensure its testing laboratory provided required statistical testing summaries.

According to the FAA, Eaton has requested to meet with the FAA to discuss the findings and penalty.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data and Maintain OSHA Compliance

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus