“Having experienced urine drug testing myself, I know it’s not a pleasant experience for anyone. So, when it came to selecting a drug screening approach for Dodman, it was clear that fingerprint testing was a major step forward for workplace drug testing.” – Chris Davies, Health and Safety Manager, Dodman
Intelligent Bio Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: INBS) (“INBS” or the “Company”), a medical technology company delivering intelligent, rapid, non-invasive testing solutions, today announced that UK manufacturer Dodman Limited (“Dodman”), specialists in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of processing systems for major food manufacturers, has selected INBS’s Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System to support random and for cause drug testing activities across its operations over traditional urine tests.
Dodman, a 30-year-old family business, sought to introduce drug testing proactively to protect and enhance its health and safety reputation. After assessing the workplace drug testing product market, Dodman’s Human Resources team selected the Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System.
The system comprises a small, tamper-evident drug screening cartridge onto which ten fingerprint sweat samples are collected in under a minute, before the portable analysis unit provides an on-screen result in under ten minutes. The system can be used in-house and screens the sweat for recent drug use, including cannabis, cocaine, opiates, and methamphetamine.
Intelligent Fingerprinting – Visual deterrent, positive competitive differentiator
Chris Davies, Health and Safety Manager at Dodman, commented, “For the first time, the portability of the Intelligent Fingerprinting system means that we can test employees both at our HQ operations as well as on-site at our clients’ food manufacturing facilities where our employees are involved in lifting to install, or servicing heavy machinery with sharp and potentially dangerous components. The Intelligent Fingerprinting system can be used on-site with results quickly available within minutes. It’s a great way of encouraging our employees to adhere to health and safety policies, and also is a strong differentiator for Dodman. Our clients’ like to see our approach to enforcing our Drug Policy, highlighting our commitment to health and safety on their sites as well as ours, and we’ve received positive feedback.”
Random drug testing – protecting business reputation
“We have introduced random drug testing with Intelligent Fingerprinting to protect and promote our reputation. We are constantly using fork lifts, spider, and gantry cranes, lifting heavy stainless steel components both in our factory and on-site for our blue-chip clients. We see introducing random employee drug testing – right across the business from our Managing Director down – as a proactive safety measure for all. With the increased use of drugs in society, we wanted to promote random drug testing to keep our employees safe and also to promote our company’s commitment to health and safety as a differentiator for current and future client contracts,” added Mr. Davies.
A better way than urine tests
“With my background in the military, I have experienced drug testing first-hand. Urine tests are unpleasant for all involved – there is nothing nice about them for the tester or the indignity for the candidate. As soon as I saw how quick, unintrusive and easy to use the Intelligent Fingerprinting drug testing system is, I knew it was the in-house system for Dodman. It is so quick and easy, I was surprised how it worked in the initial demo, but once the Intelligent Fingerprinting team explained the science to me, it all made absolute sense. We have every confidence in the system,” concluded Mr. Davies.
“We’re excited that Dodman has selected our Intelligent Fingerprinting solution to support their drug testing activities,” said Harry Simeonidis, President and CEO of Intelligent Bio Solutions. “While most companies recognize the importance of drug testing to help ensure employees’ safety, many people are simply uncomfortable with traditional urine drug testing methods. We are happy to offer an organization like Dodman an alternative method that is portable, quick, efficient and highly accurate.”