Random testing is the tip of the iceberg
RFID card scanned for identification and to initiate the screening sequence
Employee breathes into the inlet at a distance of 3 cm
Result is displayed on screen and the system rapidly resets for the next test
Employees with alcohol problems are almost 3 times more like to have injury-related absences than employees without alcohol problems.
Breathalyzer tests in an accident & emergency department showed that 16% of patients with an occupational injury had alcohol detected and 35% were at-risk drinkers.
A study of workplace fatalities showed that at least 11% of the victims had been drinking that day.
In a large US survey 24% of workers reported drinking during the workday at least once in the past year.
In 2014, there were 9.6 deaths from alcohol-induced causes per 100,000 people, an increase of 37 percent since 2002 (and higher than the rate for overdoses of prescription painkillers and heroin combined, according to the CDC).
Across a wide range of industries, on average 20% of workers and managers report that a coworker’s drinking (on- or off-the-job) jeopardized their own productivity and / or safety.