Employee Screening Services.

Modern Assistance understands that a productive and safe workforce begins with a drug-free workplace.

We have extensive experience in designing and implementing drug-free workplace programs for service and trade sector unions, as well as private employers and contractors who require Drug-Free Workplace Compliance. Our staff is nationally accredited for the administration of Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs by DATIA and are Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP) certified by the Department of Transportation to conduct evaluations.

We provide a full spectrum of services, including DOT and non-DOT workplace drug and alcohol testing, result interpretation, substance use evaluations, substance use treatment, fitness for duty assessments, and training for supervisors and employees.

Drug Testing Services

  • Workplace drug test program design and administration

  • DOT alcohol and drug testing

  • Substance use disorder evaluations
  • Random testing coordination
  • New hire testing
  • On-site testing
  • Prescription drug verification
  • Drug and alcohol policy development
  • MRO services
  • DOT Substance Abuse Evaluations (SAP)
  • Post-accident testing
  • Reasonable suspicion testing

Urine Testing

Modern Assistance provides DOT and non-DOT Urine collection and testing. We utilize Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) certified laboratories for all DOT Testing.

We can provide standard and customized urine drug testing panels. Specimen validity testing is available to detect adulterants or specimen substitution resulting from a donor’s attempts to mask drug use. Expanded profiles are also available.

Oral Fluid Testing

Modern Assistance’s oral fluid drug testing program allows for easy and convenient collection of samples that can be done in almost any setting and reduces the possibility of adulteration as it is performed in the presence of an observer.

The oral fluid collection is directly observed, making it less susceptible to specimen adulteration. The donor simply opens the sealed collection device, places it in his or her mouth, and the collector transfers the specimen into the transport tube for shipment to the laboratory.

Substances of abuse that can be tested for

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Methamphetamines (MDMA, MDA MDEA)
  • Methadone

  • Opiates (Codeine, Morphine, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphine, 6-Monoacetylmorphine)

  • PCP
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Buprenorphine
  • Oxycodone, Oxymorphone

  • Fentanyl
  • Cotinine (Nicotine)
  • Alcohol

Union-Specific monthly drug testing dates for renewal of Workplace Safety Cards

Local 17 – Sheet Metal Union

Location:

1157 Adams St
Dorchester, MA 02124

Time:

1st Tuesday of the Month:
2:30pm – 4:45pm
(before the union meeting) *check with your union hall for any changes in date.

  • Renewal required annually for journeymen the month of their birthday
  • Workplace Safety Cards indicating compliance are sent out by Modern Assistance Programs, Inc.

Local 63 – Sheet Metal Union, Northeast Region

Location:

32 Stevens St
Springfield, MA 01104

Time:

Every Tuesday of the Month:
3:30pm – 5:00pm

  • Renewal required annually for both apprentices and journeymen during month of their birthday.
  • Workplace Safety Cards indicating compliance are sent out by Modern Assistance Programs, Inc.

Local 63 – Sheet Metal Union, Northeast Region

Location:

150 Hartwell Street
West Boylston, MA 01583

Time:

3rd Wednesday of the month
3:30pm – 5:00pm

  • Renewal required annually for apprentices and journeymen during month of their birthday.
  • Workplace Safety Cards indicating compliance are sent out by Modern Assistance Programs, Inc.

Local 33 – Roofers Union

Location:

53 Evans Drive
Stoughton, MA. 02072

Time:

2nd Tuesday of the month
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
(before/during union meeting)

  • Renewal required annually for both apprentices and journeymen during month of their birthday.
  • Workplace Safety Cards indicating compliance are sent out by Modern Assistance Programs, Inc.

Local 537 – Pipefitters Union

Location:

40 Enterprise Street
Dorchester, MA. 02125

Time:

1st Thursday of the month
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(before union meeting)

  • Renewal required annually for both apprentices and journeymen the month of their birthday
  • Workplace Safety Cards indicating compliance are sent out by Modern Assistance Programs, Inc.

Local 103 – IBEW Union

Location:

256 Freeport Street
Dorchester, MA. 02122

Time:

2nd Tuesday of the month
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location:

21 A Concord Street
Wilmington, MA. 01887

Time:

4th Tuesday of the month
1:30 – 4:00 pm

  • Renewal required every two years within the month of card expiration for both apprentices and journeymen.
  • Workplace Safety Cards issued by Local 103 IBEW.

Unions Without Specific Testing Dates for Renewals of Workplace Safety Card Requirements

Local 550 – Sprinkler Fitters

Location:

46 Rockland St.
West Roxbury, MA. 02132

Time:

Generally last Wednesday of the month.
Please check with your union rep.
Testing 2:30pm – 4:30pm before meeting

  • Renewal required every six months for both apprentices and journeymen during month of their birthday then six months following.
  • Workplace Safety Cards indicating compliance are sent out by Modern Assistance Programs, Inc.

Local 12 – Plumbers

Location:

1240 Massachusetts Ave
Dorchester, MA. 02125

Time:

Testing only done at Modern Assistance Programs, Inc.
Please see our testing times on the website.

  • Renewal required every two years for both apprentices and journeymen during month of their birthday.
  • Workplace Safety Cards indicating compliance are sent out by Modern Assistance Programs, Inc.

ILA/BSA Members Testing Hours

Location:

300 Congress Street Suite 104
Quincy, MA 02169

Time:

Monday — 10am – 12pm
Tuesday — 9am – 12pm
Wednesday — 1pm – 4pm
Thursday — 1pm – 4pm

*anyone needing a voluntary hair test will need to contact Judi Melvin-Conners directly at (617) 797-8000 to schedule an appointment.

Walk-In Drug Testing.

* Testing days will vary if there is a holiday or inclement weather

**PLEASE NOTE** All urine tests need to be scheduled in advance with Judi Melvin-Conners at (617) 797-8000 or jmconners@modernassistance.com

Change of Contact Information.

Certification *

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Bring a valid ID
  • Bring any prescription documentation with you that may yield a positive result.
  • Do not eat, drink, chew gum, etc. 15 minutes prior to your arrival.
  • If you need to have a urine drug test you must call ahead to check availability at 617-797-8000
  • Results on average take 1-2 business days
  • If taking prescribed medications, results will be slightly longer.
Results are reported directly to the union as they either in compliance or not in compliance.
  • Each union handles positive result reports differently
  • Typically, upon a positive drug test result, a member from Modern Assistance Program will contact you to notify you of next steps.
  • You are not required to disclose your prescribed medications to your union.
  • Reference the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • According to federal law, marijuana is still illegal at the federal level as a Schedule I drug under the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
  • A positive drug test result for marijuana (THC) will be reported as non-compliant regardless of medical card status.
  • All unions are federally funded and screen for the substance and for compliancy.

Yes, CBD products that contain THC will be evident on a drug test. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana. Many CBD products that are not in their pure forms contain trace amounts of THC.

  • Modern Assistance Programs issue all “in compliance” cards for all unions other than Local 103.
  • Please call (617) 773-5169 if you have not received your card in a timely manner.
  • Local 103 please call your hall to inquire about your WPSC.