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Drug Test Programs Ensure the Safety of Factory Workers Operating Hazardous Machinery

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 24, 2018
CLS Diagnostics Comprehensive drug tests in Franklin, MA

Factory workers often operate large, dangerous machinery and heavy equipment. Although, modern machinery today has safety fail-safes, this equipment can still be highly hazardous and requires an employee's focus and concentration while operating. For this reason, it makes sense for employers to conduct comprehensive drug tests to ensure employees are in the right mental state to avoid accidents on the job.

Workplace injuries related to machinery accidents are often attributed to human error. Even though most machinery has safeguarding devices to protect the operator there are still safety precautions that the worker must take to avoid dangerous situations. Workers under the influence of drugs are more prone to accidents because of lack of focus, distracted behavior, and uncoordinated movements. This can make them susceptible to machinery hazards to themselves or to co-workers. Onsite accidents can affect company productivity as well as increase the legally liable. Worker's compensation claims and/or legal actions can cost quite a bit of money.

Prior to hiring new employees for work in an industrial setting it is recommended that factory owners and managers have potential employees scheduled for pre-employment drug screening. This is a great deterant to on the job drug and alcohol use . Annual drug test programs should also be a pre-requisite for all employees in order to ensure that illegal drugs and other addictive substances stay out of the workplace.

Contact CLS Diagnostics to find out more about the benefits of at-work drug test programs.

Comprehensive Drug Tests Can Now Detect Marijuana Use

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 16, 2018
CLS Diagnostics - Comprehensive Drug Tests Can Now Detect Marijuana Use

Cannabis, commonly known as Marijuana, is the most abused substance today. The use and possession is illegal under federal law in many parts of the United States, however, some states have made it legal. However, despite it becoming legal in some states, worker's are still not allowed to use it or be under the influence of marijuana at work. The alarming cases of illegal drug use at work has prompted many companies to establish their own drug testing policies. In fact, more and more companies in Massachusetts are witnessing the untoward effects of this particular substance on the performance of employees at work.

Just recently a screening test became available to trace marijuana in the urine. Positive marijuana users contain quantities of 9-carboxy-THC (the active component) in their urine. This can be detected by the test which includes other cannabinoids. Drug testing programs in Franklin, MA include the detection of this substance through comprehensive drug testing procedures for a moderate cost.

Marijuana and other forms of drugs can put a company at risk. Not only does drug use at work threaten the safety of other employees, it can also affect the productivity of the entire company. Conducting regularcomprehensive drug testing keeps businesses productive and reduces liability and workers comp claims. For information regarding certified toxicologists to properly perform workplace drug testing, contact CLS Diagnostics.