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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. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING


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DRUG ALCOHOL TESTING
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, ongoing 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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INDEPENDENT TESTING
We offer the ability to test for substances as
part of a drug and alcohol policy / programme
independent to the organisation thereby removing
the implication of bias
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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
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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 someones 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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SAMPLES OF TESTING
The usual method for testing is on blood, urine
(breath for alcohol) although hair samples can be
used and are a good way to look back over a
longer time period ( months)
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