The global Oil and Gas Industry recognizes alcohol testing as an important component of worksite safety for employees, contractors and customers. Oil and Gas alcohol testing and auditing protocols continue to evolve to meet country-specific employee rights and ongoing employer goals for continuous improvement.
While some employees and contractors working in the oil gas industry fall under the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA*) or other mandated Department of Transportation mode, the majority fall outside. There are no cross-industry Oil and Gas alcohol testing standards for non-mandated individuals and no one best way to administer testing. To encompass all employees and contractors performing potentially safety-sensitive duties, most companies enact their own internal drug and alcohol policies.
Many U.S. based businesses are also adopting 100% pre-access employee and contractor testing where alcohol can have particularly severe negative consequences. In Canada and other countries, alcohol testing takes into account country-specific requirements. We recommend that industry contractors serving multiple operators adopt standards that meet those required by the most demanding of their customers rather than try to implement customized programs for each one. A good alternative is to use one of the many third party administrators (TPAs) that Lifeloc works with to handle and manage your requirements.
In order to meet the need for both mandated and non-mandated alcohol testing, Lifeloc Technologies has developed a range of alcohol testing solutions available through our distributors, TPAs or direct. Let us help you design and implement a program that meets all your alcohol testing needs.
Lifeloc Evidential Breath Alcohol Testers are DOT approved and designed to step operators effortlessly through the DOT testing protocol. Our DOT breath testers are known for ease of use and reliability in the most demanding of environments. Full Breath Alcohol Technician training is also available on site, by web or at our premises. Learn More.
The SENTINEL is a fully automated "Zero Tolerance" solution for screening employees, contractors and visitors in the Oil and Gas, Construction and Mining industries. Often integrated with existing access control systems the Sentinel can easily screen hundreds of personnel per hour without mouthpieces or the need for operator attendance. The SENTINEL displays a simple Positive or Negative result. If desired, and depending on company policy, a positive screening result can be followed up with an evidential breath test performed in house or by your TPA. Learn More.
The FC5 Hornet is a mobile handheld alcohol screener requiring no mouthpieces and able to detect alcohol in subjects, open containers and even in the ambient environment. The FC5 Hornet comes standard with three operating test modes to meet any test situation. For safety, the operator can see the test results without revealing the display to the subject. Learn More