Specialists, Inc. (CSI), was organized to provide auditing services
to the gas and oil industry, subsequent to the passage of the Department
of Transportation, RSPA drug and alcohol regulations. CSI began
providing these services in 1991.
mission is to provide certification services to employers who utilize
contractors and/or subcontractors. CSI has specialized in the gas
and oil industry. CSI provides auditing services to verify that
contractors comply with operator requirements related to insurance,
drug and alcohol prevention programs.
recognizes that contractors provide valuable services to the operators.
Therefore, CSIs philosophy is to provide technical assistance
to contractors to help them get their programs into compliance with
the applicable regulations. Deficiency letters are written so that
contractor can easily make corrections to their programs.
that operators have to demonstrate what steps they have taken to
ensure that their contractors are in compliance, CSI has developed
a state of the art database system that allows operators to retrieve
information regarding the audit status or statistics for specific
contractors in real-time 24 hours a day seven days a week through
the interactive Client Area of our web site.
was awarded the Northern California Supplier Development Counsel
"1997 Supplier of the Year - Class I" award.
management team has extensive business experience. Therefore the
companys underlying emphasis is customer service and remaining
flexible. CSIs approach is to try to minimize the overall
cost to each client.
CEO of CSI spent thirty years of his business career as a management
and financial executive. Seven of those years were spent as an auditor.
This broad experience enables CSI to develop audit protocols for
any subject matter. He has been in the drug testing business since
1988. His membership in the Substance Abuse Program Administrators
Association (SAPAA) allows CSI to keep up to date with changes in
has developed its audit team by combining audit and/or investigative
experience with specific subject matter expertise. The audit staff
of CSI is made up of former high level police officers and safety
professionals with years of practical experience. Each of these
auditors receives extensive training to insure consistent audit
procedures. Refresher training sessions occur once a quarter. Monthly
meetings to discuss specific auditing topics enable the auditors
to stay current with the regulations and learn new auditing techniques.
audits contractors for compliance with DOT, RSPA regulations. CSI
performs desk reviews of drug and alcohol plans and verifies the
accuracy of drug testing statistics. In addition, field audits are
performed to verify drug testing records. CSI provides technical
assistance to contractors in its goal to assist these contractors
to meet regulatory demands.
safety sensitive contractors are in many cases required to have
drug and alcohol programs that comply with the operators. CSI develops
customized audit checklists to ensure that contractors comply with
the operators specific requirements.
also conducts audits of urine specimen collection and/or breath
testing service providers to assure that the latest DOT Part 40
procedures are followed and that EBT calibration is being conducted.
BAT certificates are also examined to verify that training has been
recently, CSI has added verification of Operator Qualification records
of contractors who perform DOT covered work for pipeline operators.
is currently auditing over 1000 contractors and over 25 operators
nationally. CSIs strength is its ability to rapidly develop
customized audit programs based on the specific requirements of
has determined that electronic communication is the most efficient
and cost effective way to service its clients. Toward this end,
CSI has made a major commitment to providing Internet access to