Breath Alcohol Testing
Thirty-five percent of occupational injuries involved problem drinkers according to a hospital emergency department study. When these situations arise, both employers and employees are put at risk. Here at Test Smartly Labs, we have access to the latest tools in blood alcohol testing, and we make the process quick and easy. DOT-regulated companies can rely on DOT compliance when they work with our competent staff.
The Breath Alcohol Screening Process
The BAT screening tests administered in Test Smartly Labs are DOT-compliant with approved devices. The process is simple and requires two basic steps:
- Before the process begins, a disposable mouthpiece is placed on the device.
- The test subject painlessly blows into the device as it measures their blood alcohol percentage with immediate results.
Alcohol’s Impact on the Workplace
Once alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream, it’s circulated throughout the body much like your HVAC unit circulates warm or cool air through the home. When the alcohol makes its way to the brain, significant loss of motor functions and reasoning skills begins to develop. Especially in safety-critical positions, this can pose a number of dangers.
Employees don’t have to drink on the job. They often go into work still hungover from the night before, and this can make it difficult to monitor. Among the many complications that can and do arise when employees work under the influence include:
- Compromise in safety for entire staff
- Decrease in efficiency
- Attendance issues
- Decrease in quality
- Lower employee morale in general
Our equipment ensures adherence to all breathalyzer guidelines, and we make it our goal to provide consistently-reliable results.
DOT-Mandated Breath Alcohol Testing
The DOT requires the adherence to two primary standards in breath alcohol testing:
- Devices must be NHTSA-approved
- Tests must be administered by a breath alcohol technician
When you work with Test Smartly Labs, you’ll have access to both, so call today to learn more about how we can help.