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Comprehensive Drug Testing for Manufacturing Line Workers

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 22, 2018
CLS Diagnostics Comprehensive drug tests in Franklin, MA

Working on manufacturing lines can be risky business, workers need to stay focused, clear-headed, and they often need to be able to react coolly under pressure. Serious occupational injuries can often occur when working with heavy machinery, power equipment, chemicals and other dangerous machines in operation. One way to decrease both incidents and liability is by conducting comprehensive drug tests on employees who work in industrial settings.

Pre-employment drug screening helps employers screen new applicants and reduce the chances of hiring those that use illegal drugs. With current employees, drug testing programs can help reduce the use of drugs on-the-job. Additionally, having these policies in-place can help reduce the risk of liability and reduce insurance costs. When employers take these measures they improve the safety of the work environment, reduce worker's incident claims, and improve productivity and quality output.

Drug testing programs can help eliminate drug and alcohol related accidents. For more information on drug testing, contact CLS Diagnostics to help you implement drug testing program to your industry.

Comprehensive Drug Testing is Highly Mandated in Many Businesses

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 08, 2018
CLS Diagnostics Comprehensive drug tests in Franklin, MA

The use of illegal drugs has affected numerous industries and resulted in critical setbacks and liability for many companies. Aside from productivity loss, increasing cases of injuries can lead to increased legal liability. Despite the fact that drug testing is an optional requirement for many businesses, there are several industries that mandates it. This initiative is inline with the compliance to federal regulations, safety concerns, and work ethics. Here are some of the industries that require comprehensive drug testing:

  • Transportation - CDL drivers are drug tested under the Department of Transportation regulations. Especially those in aviation, mass transit, trucking and other related industries.
  • Construction - A construction site is one of the most hazardous workplaces. It make sense to conduct drug testing on employees and contractors in order to avoid on-site accidents due to negligence and distracted behavior while operating dangerous machinery.
  • Sports - This is often mandatory with athletes to establish fairness in competition.

Pre-employment screening and annual drug testing are compulsory for the these industries. It is also highly recommended for companies that deal with hazardous equipment and that handle toxic solutions and substances or heavy machinery such as factories, manufacturing lines, and laboratories. If you manage a business in the above-mentioned industries and would like to estabilish a drug testing program for employees or candidates, contact CLS Diagnostics. We can assist you with your drug testing needs.