Worldwide polls show that 1 in 10 people turn up for work intoxicated. And in most cases, employers have no way of verifying it. It’s an especially concerning problem for workplaces where employees drive vehicles, work in trades environments, perform intricate job tasks, or are liable for the well-being of others, such as medical personnel and teachers. With the development and affordability of workplace breathalysers, it makes smart business sense to have workplace alcohol testing devices on the worksite for pre-employment screenings and random employee alcohol testing.
Certain lines of work are too dangerous to risk the mental and physical impairment that comes with alcohol consumption. Businesses involving the operation of public transport vehicles, machinery, or heavy equipment are not only responsible for their employees’ safety and the public safety, but have their own reputations and financial liability to think about. In other lines of work, such as law enforcement and heath care, alcohol testing is not only a good idea, it is compulsory.