The Benefits of Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing

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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. For more details visit us: https://www.flyingmedicine.uk/drug-alcohol-testing-occupational

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T he Benefits of Workplace D rug and Alcohol Testing

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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. Drug and Alcohol Use and  Misuse at Work R isk The Company's Reputation 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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