In many situations, alcohol use is acceptable and appropriate; however, there are several circumstances where it is not. One is the workplace.
Drinking while on the job, or coming to work intoxicated, is a major safety concern in thousands of workplaces.
While you’d like to think “not me… not my employees or my workplace,” this is a dangerous thought. Just take a look:
“Rates of past month heavy alcohol use ranged from 17.5 percent among workers in the mining industry to 4.4 percent among workers in the health care and social assistance industry.” source: SAMHSA study
Mining, construction and food service industries have the highest percentages of workers who claim to heavily drink alcohol.
How do you test for alcohol use in the workplace?
At Test Smartly Labs, we offer a variety of alcohol testing options to meet your budget and needs. We’re a trusted partner and often perform alcohol tests for:
- Post-accident situations
- Court hearings and legal matters
- Personal needs
What are the types of alcohol tests we offer?
- Breath Alcohol Testing – this is the most commonly requested test
- Blood Alcohol Testing – often used in court
- Urine Alcohol Testing (EtG & EtS testing) – will look for use within the past 80 hours
- ETG Hair Alcohol Testing – can look for up to 90 days
If you need help determining which test is best for you, or to request an alcohol test, contact us.
Teenage Alcohol Testing
Alcohol is the #1 substance most widely used and abused by teenagers. According to the 2016 Monitoring the Future study,
“Six out of every ten students (61%) have consumed alcohol (more than just a few sips) by the end of high school, and about a quarter (23%) have done so by 8th grade. In fact, nearly half (46%) of 12th graders and one in eleven (9%) 8th graders in 2016 reported having been drunk at least once in their life.”
Test Smartly Labs can help you determine if your teen has been drinking alcohol. We offer a variety of options when it comes to alcohol testing. Contact us to learn your options.
About Alcohol Testing
Sobriety equals safety in many cases, and that’s why Test Smartly Labs takes it very seriously. We offer the following alcohol tests:
- Breath Alcohol Testing
- Blood Alcohol Testing
- Urine Alcohol Testing
- ETG Hair Alcohol Testing
If you need to determine if someone has illegally consumed alcohol, let us know. We can help.