Construction Industry Workplace Drug Testing
|Construction Industry Drug Testing: |
Maintaining a safe environment in the workplace is of the utmost importance in protecting your employees and yourself as the employer. In creating a safe work environment, the issue of drug use and drug testing is often overlooked.
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One of the best ways to ensure that you are providing a protected work environment is by performing employee drug testing. Federal Government surveys reveal that the construction industry has one of the highest rates of drug and alcohol abuse. The use of alcohol and other substances while at the worksite greatly influences a person's ability to perform job functions safely. With a large number of high-risk and safety-sensitive positions within the construction industry, there is an increase in the likelihood for work-site accidents and injury. This increase in injury directly affects a company's workers' compensation experience-rating modification factors.
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- Instant tests
- On-site collection for traditional tests from SAMSHA-certified labs
- All supplies and paperwork
- Medical review officer
- Post-offer, random, just cause, blind sample, DOT, and other testing types
- Breath alcohol testing
- FDA Approved Test Kits
- Secure and Fast ordering
- Wholesal Pricing for our customers
Our corporate purchasing plan is available for those organizations who wish to order instant drug test kits and/or establish an account to do laboratory-based drug testing for their workplace. Our corporate drug testing plans are flexible and are tailored to your specific needs and requirements. We have a dedicated Customer Service and Sales Team available to assist you in choosing the best option for your company.
Due to the high accident rates in the construction industry it is vital for management to take necessary steps to implement programs and procedures that will increase construction safety and worker productivity. According to AON, 40% of construction fatalities involve substance abuse and 71% of union members are in favor of drug testing . While the effects of a drug-related jobsite accident can be catastrophic for individuals and companies, management should realize that drug use among employees can be damaging to moral, productivity, and quality even if it does not result in accidents.
Drug testing construction workers is an effective method for reducing the number of impaired workers on a project site, increasing overall project safety, worker morale, productivity, and profits.
Drug Abuse By Industry - CONSTRUCTION
Current Illicit Drug Use (%)
Current Heavy Alcohol Use (%)
Other Construction Workers
|Source: US Department of Labor|
Did you know that
- 5-20%, is the discount available in many states for companies that have a comprehensive, effective drug testing, program by workers compensation and liability insurers.
Substance abuse testing is a requirement of construction sites and a vital part of most safety programs. TestCountry provides comprehensive drug and alcohol testing services to all construction sites.
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