On-site DOT & Non-DOT Breath Alcohol Screening
What is Breath Alcohol Testing?
How breath alcohol screening can save you money.
Alcohol is the most widely abused drug in the workplace which means that testing for current intoxication and prior consumption is essential to a safe working environment. Employees who have alcohol problems are nearly three times as likely as those without such problems to call out of work due to injuries.
Breath testing is often used for DOT-mandated alcohol testing, and the person conducting the test is called a BAT (breath alcohol technician). At Company Clinic of Louisiana in Shreveport-Bossier City, we provide professional, convenient, and affordable breath alcohol screenings on-site.
On-Site Alcohol Screening and Testing
Reduced Employee Downtime – Company Clinic of Louisiana’s on-site on-site alcohol screening and testing collection capabilities mean that your employees and contractors won’t feel rushed to leave your job site to complete drug and alcohol testing. On-site collections reduce employee wait times and keep job-site distractions to a minimum.
Cost Efficiency – Our on-site/mobile clinic can come to your job site, which means testing multiple employees is much more time-efficient. Our mobile clinic helps eliminate travel time, expenses, and liability.
Less Opportunity for Cheating – Because we have an on-site alcohol screening and testing mobile clinic, we eliminate room for error caused by employee tampering. You and your employee’s results, tests, and privacy are safe with us!
What is a DOT Alcohol Test?
U.S. Congress pushed for a safe transportation working environment in 1991 and passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act, requiring DOT agencies to implement drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees.
Simply put, it’s a federal examination. The DOT alcohol test is recorded using a three-part DOT Alcohol Testing Form. The screening test is performed first, and if it provides a positive result (an alcohol concentration of .020 or greater), a confirmation breath alcohol test is required within 15 minutes. The results must be printed in triplicate, and the confirmation also requires a printout. Finally, a violation of .040 or greater requires an evaluation by a substance abuse professional as well as a return-to-duty and follow-up process. Consequences related to performing safety-sensitive duties following a positive alcohol test also vary based on alcohol concentration.
Why are DOT Alcohol Tests and Screenings Important?
Employees in safety-sensitive positions are often required to undergo Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing. This includes workers in the following industries: aviation, commercial motor carriers, maritime, pipeline, railroad, and transit. The test employs specific regulations to ensure it is valid and the employees’ information is confidential. Click here to read more about what these regulations are.
We make prevention and protection easy!
We understand the needs of our Shreveport-Bossier City patients. We provide a mobile/on-site clinic that eliminates travel time for you and your employees. With our mobile/on-site clinic, we can perform the same great services in a more convenient location. We provide: On-site Drug Testing & Screenings, On-site Breath Alcohol Testing & Screening, On-site Audiograms (on-site hearing testing & conservation), On-site Pulmonary Function Tests, On-site Mask & P.T. Tests, and On-site Respirator Fit-Tests.
The Company Clinic of Louisiana is a well-equipped, professionally staffed occupational medicine provider in the Shreveport Bossier City area that understands the importance of reducing work-related injuries. We strive to provide work injury prevention to employees all across the Ark-La-Tex!