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Importance of Comprehensive Drug Testing in Factories and Manufacturing Plants

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 29, 2018
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The manufacturing industry is making a comeback. The employees in these industries often take a huge risk by working long hours, with large machines and equipment, often in challenging environments. Each employee relies on the others to operate their machinery with care and focus, both for productivity and safety. Unfortunately, occupational injuries are more common in these types of facilities due to the numerous risks in the workplace such the hazardous machinery, harmful chemicals, and slips/falls. Because of these inherent risks in production facilities, many employers choose to invest in comprehensive drug testing to ensure a safe environment for employees.

As a matter of fact, studies show an improvement in worker productivity after implementation of drug testing programs in many manufacturing companies. Other observations include reduction in the absenteeism rate, declining number of worker incident compensation claims, and decrease in employee turnover rates. Pre-employment drug screenings are recommended to limit the risks by ensuring that only those who are mentally competent and substance free are hired.

Companies should be strict during hiring and annual drug testing practices and testing is highly recommended to prevent accidents and injuries in factories and manufacturing plants. For more information on a reliable drug testing program, contact CLS Diagnostics.

Comprehensive Drug Testing for Firefighters, Both Professional and Volunteer

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 15, 2018
CLS Diagnostics Comprehensive drug tests in Franklin, MA

Being a firefighter is a hazardous yet noble job. These people put their lives into risky situations to save another. It is one of the most dangerous jobs in America and their critical tasks obligate them to stay alert and focused on-duty. But what happens when a firefighter gets involved in illegal drugs?

The capacity to stay focus and to think fast is vital in this job. Dealing with fire hazards is dangerous and life-threatening and thus, it demands full mental alertness and concentration. But when a firefighter is taking drugs it can impair their mental stability, reflexes, and decision-making skills. Comprehensive drug testing can help prevent this. Regular testing ensures that firefighters can act and think quickly in the face of danger, not only to prevent casualties but also to protect themselves and their teammates.

Firefighters are heroes. In order to save a life in the midst of fire, one must know how to respond and act. The only way to do this is to properly assess the situation and quickly create an action. But when one is mentally unstable and can't think properly, lives are in danger.

When hiring firemen, professional and volunteers, pre-employment drug screening is highly recommended. Contact CLS Diagnostics for more information.