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’s compulsory. BACtrack professional grade breathalyzers are used in a variety of industries and settings to ensure a higher level of transparency and accountability.
Trucking, Road Work, and Public Transport
When employees are on the roads or directing traffic in any capacity, there is no question that alcohol testing is a smart decision. Their lives and the lives of the public depend on the clear-headed thinking and judgment of these individuals.
Factories and Heavy Machinery
When heavy or complex machinery is being routinely used, alcohol can turn the workplace into a minefield. Individuals under the influence of alcohol often misjudge distances or can have debilitated motor skills, which can end up in liability, injury, or even death. The risk here is too great not to use breath alcohol sensing equipment.
Roadside breath testing is the most common method used by law enforcement to measure BAC levels. The BACtrack S80 Pro breathalyzer was designed explicitly for this purpose. Lightweight, rugged, portable, and accurate, this unit is popular with police officers and auxiliary units across North America.
In an effort to dry up heavy drinking in the ranks, the Navy has begun breath-testing sailors and Marines as they show up for duty, while Air Force and Army bases are conducting random breath tests. BACtrack professional grade breathalyzers are well suited for performance in this environment.
Hospitals and Clinics
A breathalyzer may be used to test patients’ BAC levels in hospitals or as a monitoring tool to support efforts to curb alcohol consumption in clinics and recovery centers. Patients or clients who are referred by the legal system to alcohol treatment environments may also be required to participate in random breath alcohol monitoring to ensure that they remain alcohol-free during treatment.
Restaurants, Bars, Breweries and Vineyards
BACtrack breathalyzers are increasingly used in environments where alcohol is served to protect businesses from potential liability issues. These tools offer employers a discrete and accurate method for monitoring customer and employee alcohol consumption, and prevent them from endangering themselves and the public safety.
High Schools and Universities
Breath alcohol testing has been used to discourage underage college students from drinking on campus, and to deter high school students and student-athletes from drinking before or during school-sponsored events
Organizations that demand the highest standards of accuracy and sensitivity in blood alcohol content (BAC) testing rely on BACtrack’s line of professional-grade breathalyzers. Designed for maximum comfort, convenience, and accuracy, these units can be used in a variety of applications to protect the public safety and limit the liability of the organizations and individuals involved.
Updated January 2013 by BACtrack.com
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