There are several different situations where alcohol testing may be required; custody cases, court ordered, driving under the influence, probation, divorce and workplace are some examples of when alcohol testing is usually conducted. Workplace alcohol testing is the most requested and is usually conducted with drug testing. Workplace alcohol testing can be a very effective deterrance technique to promote a drug-free workplace. Since state laws vary and are constantly changing, coupled with alcohol being a legal substance, we highly recommend professional assistance when testing for alcohol in the workplace.
There are several different testing options available to employers to help detect alcohol use in the workplace.
Even though alcohol is a legal substance, being under the influence of alcohol in the workpalce is a serious safety concern. It is important to include a clear policy addressing alcohol prohibitions in your workplace. It is very important to test for alcohol misuse in the workplace to protect the health and safety of your entire organization.
MedTrac provides both Breath Alcohol and Saliva Alcohol Testing. All our testing devices are DOT approved.
Our Certified Breath Alcohol Technicians use the Alco-Sensor IV / RBT IV instrument for all DOT and NonDOT alcohol tests. This device is NHTSA approved and is on the Conforming Products List for Evidential Breath Measurement Devices. The Alco-Sensor IV / RBT IV is a portable device so it can be used both in our office as well as for onsite collections. It is a DOT approved device for both screening and confirmation testing. The device is designed to automatically count down the 15 minute wait between a screening test and a confirmation test. It also does an automatic calibration following all confirmation tests to ensure that the device is working properly.
MedTrac also uses the Q.E.D. Saliva Alcohol Test if requested. This device is DOT approved for screening tests only. It provides results in less than 5 minutes.
Upon request MedTrac can add urine alcohol testing to your drug testing panel.