Kabla estimates that companies will divert more resources to drug detection testing.
June 19th 2018, 09:00 ET.
MONTERREY, Mexico, June 19th 2018 / Drug consumption in the last few years has become one of the major public health risks due to the social, economic and health consequences experienced by its users and people close to them. Therefore, there’s been a marked increase in mexican companies that have implemented drug tests as part of their effort to increase their occupational health and safety, along with their productivity. Organizations in diverse sectors like Transport, Mining, Petrochemistry and Manufacturing have increased their budgets on drug detection tests. This is due to an evident increase in drug consumption by the general population, according to CONADIC en Mexico’s latest surveys, along with the application of regulations, standards, and certifications (both governmental and private) that require companies to monitor their employees. According to Kabla Diagnosticos, company specialized in drug tests, all those factors, coupled with an improved occupational health culture, have caused mexican workplace demands for drug tests to triple in the last 10 years.
Nowadays, a large number of mexican companies habitually use drug tests in their recruitment process, as well as randomly testing their current employees, with the clear purpose of decreasing risk associated with work-related accidents, thefts, drug-dealing, and health problems that can represent a high cost for the organization. Companies that are regulated by the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Secretary of Communications and Transport) , along with those involved in Private Security, in addition to those tied to the export chain (including manufacturing and logistics) hire toxicology testing services or use their own medical department to carry out these tests and be able to comply with existing regulations.
Kabla has been providing these products and services in Mexico for over 15 years and estimates that the growth in sales for rapid drugs tests will remain stable during the following years due to an observable increase in businesses that want to promote and maintain a drug-free environment in the workplace.