Within the manufacturing industry health and safety must be at the forefront of all employer’s mind-sets. As a high-risk industry, manufacturing employers must be extra vigilant and proactive when it comes to employee wellbeing. With many jobs involving heavy machinery and production lines the risk of injury is higher than in other environments. Through conducting regular testing and implementing a workplace policy, employers are in a better position to maintain safety and quality standards.
Maintaining a safe working environment is of the utmost importance in protecting employees and yourself the employer. Employees within the manufacturing industry face health and safety risks every working day. This is due to their job roles involving manual labour and the use of dangerous machinery.
The slightest lapse in concentration could have serious consequences for the employee. The chances of accidents or injuries occurring in the workplace are increased if employees are abusing alcohol or drugs, this abuse can result in increased human error.
Job roles within the manufacturing industry can be physically demanding, so any concern in relation to illegal drugs or alcohol abuse is viewed very seriously and should be dealt with. With the widespread availability of drugs and alcohol the inclusion of a workplace drug and alcohol testing policy is strongly recommended for manufacturing businesses.
We Recommend Regular Testing
Safety is critical for men and women working in the manufacturing industry and pressure is increasing for drug and alcohol testing to become more routine. Randox Testing Services believe it is the responsibility of employers within the manufacturing industry to undertake regular drug and alcohol testing. This will help to eliminate substance abuse in the manufacturing industry. Within the manufacturing industry drug and alcohol testing protects the employees, employers, associated partners and customers.
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