Why Post-Accident Drug Testing Matters

No matter where you work in the United States, there is a chance someone might be injured on the job. Occupational Drug Testing knows because we work with DOT compliant and non-DOT industries every day for post-accident testing. As a business owner, there are many reasons to remember to call ODT after a workplace accident, but here are a few simplified explanations.

Accidents can and do happen. Sometimes, it’s hard to know when these problems will occur but workplace accidents happen often. According to OSHA, 4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2014, which amounts to around 13 deaths a day. Whether it is minor injuries or fatal accidents, it’s important to be prepared.

Determines your next steps. Depending on the results of the post-accident testing, your business will have to take specific steps to resolve this issue. Ruling out drug or alcohol use can help defend employees who simply made a mistake, or finding drug/alcohol use means working with your team to find a strategy that will best benefit your employees, their safety, and your business.

It enhances workplace safety. Being DOT compliant or a State Drug Free Workplace Program means you take your workplace safety seriously, and having access to post accident testing means catching problems as early as possible. Though this accident might have occurred, learning of troubled employees can help prevent even bigger or fatal accidents.

Luckily, Occupational Drug Testing offers 24/7 post-accident testing around New England. Our mobile drug and alcohol testing vehicles are on the road in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and southern Maine every day, waiting for your call. We also provide a number of other standard drug tests for businesses and individuals that need it. With more questions about our services, give us a call today at (800) 211-4469.

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