Our industrial clients include employers in oil and gas, mining, construction, manufacturing, automotive, and forestry, amongst others. Each organization is unique in its requirements for medical testing and assessments. At DriverCheck, we offer a full range of services crucial to keeping workers and the public safe.
We meet your occupational health needs
Ensuring safety requires testing and assessments that determine if your safety-sensitive workers are healthy, fit, and able to perform the essential duties of their job. Our broad range of occupational health services will help keep your company productive and compliant with government regulations.
Many companies also realize the benefits of conducting physical abilities testing as a condition of hire. These testing services help match an individual’s physical abilities to the actual demands of the job – helping avoid unnecessary injuries for the employee and unnecessary costs (such as workers’ compensation) for employers.
Worker fatigue is a significant concern
Drowsy driving is a serious problem that leads to thousands of automobile crashes each year.1 The Canadian Sleep Society reports that reaction time is more impaired in patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea than in healthy individuals who are legally intoxicated.2
One of the leading causes of fatigue is obstructive sleep apnea. We offer sleep apnea detection and treatment services in addition to broader fatigue management services.
Drug testing makes a difference
Between 1996 and 2010, DriverCheck performed approximately 240,000 drug tests in the trucking industry and saw positive rates fall by more than 80 percent. And with positive rates in other industries often much higher than that of the trucking industry, there is an obvious need for the expansion of testing to all industry sectors to the benefit of employees, employers, and public safety.
Our testing passes the test
DriverCheck has been Canada’s largest provider of random alcohol and drug testing programs since our inception in 1996. We currently perform random testing for helicopter crews, oil rigs, ships, and more. To make certain your program is fair and defensible, we use software that employs algorithms to ensure selections are truly random.
1. U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. (1999). Drowsy Driving and Automobile Crashes: NCSDR/NHTSA Expert Panel on Driver Fatigue and Sleepiness.
2. Willis, Tsai H. (2003). Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Canadian Sleep Society.