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Title: The Benefits of Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing


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The Benefits of Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing
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Drug and Alcohol Use and Misuse at Work Risk
The Company's Reputation
Drug and Alcohol use and misuse at work has
significant safety threats to a company's
employees, customers and reputation. They are
notoriously difficult to manage once it becomes
evident or are implied unless companies have
strategies in place from the outset.
  • The use of illicit and prescription drug use
    within work places is rising.
  • This is causing concern amongst the business
    community and government departments.
  • Organisations which have business critical
    and safety critical roles need to have  a variety
    of strategies in place to manage these risks.
  • One such effective strategy is to have an
    established work place Drug and Alcohol Testing
    process.

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THE BENEFITS OF WORKPLACE DRUG AND ALCOHOL
TESTING INCLUDE
  • Establishes a clear, on-going and ambiguous
    company message that substance misuse is
    unacceptable
  • Acts as a deterrent against substance misuse at
    work
  • Acts to ensure employees confirm their
    prescription medications can be safely
    used whilst at work
  • Rapidly answers questions related to suspicions
    of substance misuse at work
  • Helps to answer whether short term, short notice
    sick leave relates to substance misuse
  • Gives confidence to managers/ HR that employees
    returning to work are being appropriately and
    safely monitored
  • Protects the company reputation and mitigates
    against accusations of substance misuse
    in relation to safely critical work and incidents

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Solutions
Independent review of results The results of any
Drug and or Alcohol test should be reviewed by a
MRO ( Medical Review Officer)  to check to see if
there is another reasonable explanation for the
results.  We offer this service in conjunction
with or separate to our testing
capabilities. More information about the MRO
review process can be accessed here
Testing Testing can be done rapidly on site via
POCT ( Point of Care Testing)  and  sent for
verification at approved laboratories  without
delays
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When testing is needed
Testing as part of your HR Drug and Alcohol
process is usually  done for the following
scenarios
  • 1) Pre-employment - To ensure steps are taken in
    not hiring those taking , using, abusing illicit
    or psychoactive substances
  • 2) Post Incident/ accident - To see whether
    psychoactive substances were involved in an
    incident/ accident
  • 3) On suspicion of substance use/misuse- To
    answer whether someone's change in behaviour,
    aggression or the smell of alcohol in their
    breath related to psychoactive substance use. 
  • 4) Randomly- To ensure compliance to the Drug and
    Alcohol policy and to act as a deterrent against
    illicit use. 
  • 5) Return to work/ Post rehabilitation- To ensure
    employees maintain their abstinence after
    returning to work.

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