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At Irwin's Safety, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive drug and alcohol testing services. Our goal is to help businesses maintain a safe, productive, and drug-free work environment, ensuring the well-being of all employees.

According to the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, over 70% of people with alcohol addiction or drug-related problems are employed. Manual labor jobs that have long hours can make substance abuse problems worse and leave you and your co-workers in danger. Not only does the likelihood of workplace accidents greatly increase when employees are under the influence of drugs or alcohol impairment, but the chances of aggravated assault, mental health issues and sexual harassment increase as well. On the less serious side, people with addictions may get withdrawal symptoms on the job, inability to focus and a greater chance of risk-taking behavior.

Irwin's provides Drug and Alcohol testing (D&A Testing) to create workplace for all. The types of testing available are: urinalysis drug testing and oral fluid collection.

Our Services

  1. Pre-Employment Screening: Ensure your new hires meet your company's standards for workplace safety and integrity.
  2. Random Testing of Employees: A key component in maintaining a drug-free workplace, deterring workplace substance abuse among employees.
  3. Post-Incident Testing: Critical for determining the cause of workplace accidents and preventing future incidents.
  4. Reasonable Suspicion Random Drug Testing: Empower your management with the tools to identify and address possible substance abuse.
  5. Return-to-Duty Testing: Safely reintegrate employees following a violation of drug and alcohol policies.

Why Choose Us?

  • Expertise and Experience: Our team of certified professionals is equipped with the latest technological advances in drug testing technology and best practices, allowing for accurate measure, adherence to privacy laws and Human Rights Legislation, as well as health promotion throughout your workplace. 
  • Customizable Rapid Response Solutions: We offer a range of services that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of your business.
  • Confidentiality and Compliance in Job Testing: We ensure the highest standards of confidentiality, minimal level of intrusion by strictly adhering to regulatory compliance.

Our health professionals are certified through the Drug & Alcohol Testing Association of Canada (DATAC) to provide Drug Test Services to your employees. Prescription drugs vary greatly in their effect on a person. Because of this, certain drugs have a higher chance of substance abuse addiction and are tested for in various D&A screenings. Commonly tested prescription drugs include Amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines and opiates (such as codeine, morphine, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxymorphone and oxycodone). Because these prescription drugs are highly addictive, use during work hours in an industrial setting can have devastating consequences. Although prescribed by a doctor, the side effects of these drugs can cause sedation, dizziness, drowsiness, poor coordination, and reduced breathing ability. These side effects can cause negative consequences in the workplace - this is why the use of these drugs is often prohibited.

Our Commitment to Education

We believe in not just testing, but also educating. Our programs include a wide variety of employee training on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse,  helping to foster a culture of workplace safety and awareness.


Like alcohol, marijuana use can be tested for in the workplace. It is especially important if there is reasonable suspicion of use during or before shifts. Marijuana can still be prohibited in the workplace, even though it is a legal substance in some areas. Most D&A tests do test for marijuana in the workplace. Testing positive can prevent an applicant from getting a job or cause a current employee to be terminated.

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Urinalysis provides results instantly and can be performed in remote areas. This test uses urine to detect drugs in the body. It does not give concentrations (only a pass/fail) and will require further lab testing to verify positive results.


  • Instant results
  • Cost effective in comparison to laboratory screening
  • Can be used in remote areas where shipping specimens to a laboratory may be difficult


  • Potential for adulteration or substitution
  • Certain types of POCT devices can be costly
  • Positive results require laboratory confirmation

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A mouth swab test that can detect recently used drugs is superior to a urine test. This test is difficult to tamper with or cheat on. Oral tests have a shorter drug detection window and a smaller fluid sample size.


  • Detection times of recently used drugs are significantly improved
  • Minimizes the chance of adulteration or substitution
  • Reduced donor embarrassment


  • Narrower drug detection window 
  • Less fluid sample size

Book a Drug & Alcohol Test or Awareness Workshop Today

Contact IRWIN'S Safety for a Drug and Alcohol Awareness Workshop or Testing. 


At IRWIN’S we strive to protect your people, property and business. Drug and alcohol testing can help mitigate workplace injuries and property damage while establishing a culture of safety in your organization. Our certified specimen collectors can perform a variety of drug and alcohol testing services that will meet your organization's needs.

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