It may be beneficial for an organization to offer its staff the ability to perform different tests, analyses or screening in the workplace. Do yo know how healthy you are?
- Pre-employment examination
- Yearly health reports
- Health days
- Drug and alcohol screening
- Vaccination clinic
- Screening day
- Spirometry and methacholine inducement
- Medical expertise
- Limits absences that affect productivity
- Simplifies employee life
According to your employees’ positions, together we can evaluate all the tests required by considering all irritants and potential risks to workers.
You will benefit from ongoing availability when we make an appointment. Our staff provides professional and courteous service.
Reasonable Suspicion/Doubt Training: A little known part of Biron expertise
Aside from its enviable reputation as a group offering medical tests, Biron Groupe Santé is making a growing name for itself in the field of testing for illicit drugs―such as amphetamines (speed, Crystal meth, Ecstasy, cocaine (crack), opiates (heroin, morphine, codeine), cannabis derivatives (pot, marijuana, hashish) and phencyclidine (PCP)―and of interpreting the test results. Over the years, the initial clientele (youth centres and employers requesting pre-employment testing) has expanded to include a somewhat unexpected clientele: many ex-couples who are battling over child custody, where each parent alleges that the other parent consumes illicit substances. In the workplace, pre-employment tests are gradually being replaced by testing combined with the return to work of employees who have undergone a detoxification treatment or testing that is prescribed on the basis of reasonable suspicion/doubt on the part of the employer. However, given that drug testing constitutes a violation of human rights under the Canadian and Quebec charters of rights and freedoms, employers must always be prepared to demonstrate that they were in fact justified or that they had reasonable doubts for asking an employee to undergo such testing. The concept of reasonable doubt/suspicion must be objective and well-documented, which is not always easy. For over a year now, we have therefore been offering half-day training sessions on reasonable suspicion/doubt. Participants in these training sessions must do an evaluation in order to qualify for a certificate that could be useful if they have to appear before a commissioner or other labour adjudicator. Twelve groups took this training last year and we hope to double this number in 2015.