FAA proposes $95,000 civil penalty against Western Global AirlinesChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 21, 2020
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $95,000 civil penalty against Western Global Airlines of Estero, Fla., for alleged drug and alcohol testing violations.
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The directive from the substance abuse professional was to conduct monthly follow-up tests on the employee for drug and alcohol use, amounting to 12 drug tests and 12 alcohol tests, beginning in the month the employee returned to duty. However, during the 11 months after the employee returned to work, Western Global only conducted three drug tests and three alcohol tests, the FAA alleges.
Without carrying out the required follow-up testing, Western Global allowed the employee to perform safety-sensitive work in connection with scheduled air-carrier operations, the FAA alleges. ■