ECMM Services

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Medical Testing & Wellness

Hearing & On-Site Testing

Program Management

Training & More Services

Our Services

ECMM is proud to offer a wide range of occupational health & safety services, from drug and alcohol testing, medical surveillance, hearing conservation, training, and more. Click on the links below to learn more about what we can offer.

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Urine Testing

Urine testing is the most commonly used drug testing method and is recognized by the US DOT and the Canadian Model. Lab based urine drug testing allows you choose from a large number of drugs for your testing program and receive quantitative results for most positive tests. Using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS), these results are accurate and legally defensible. ECMM uses Dynacare Laboratory, a SAMHSA certified lab, for all its urine drug testing, including DOT and NON-DOT testing. Reports are received from Dynacare Laboratory on a daily basis, and urine-based result reports are typically available 24-72 hours after the lab receives the specimen.   

Oral Fluid Testing

Lab based oral fluid testing provides you the results for most recent drug use. These samples are collected under direct observation by a certified technician via easy-to-use oral swab. The convenience of this collection method eliminates the need for private facilities and reduces the possibility of sample tampering. ECMM uses Dynacare Laboratory, a SAMHSA certified lab, providing quantitative results for positive tests that are accurate and legally defensible. Reports are received from Dynacare Laboratory on a daily basis, and oral fluid based result reports are usually available 24-72 hours after the lab receives the specimen.   

Hair Follicle

Hair follicle drug testing is used to detect historical drug use. Testing for drugs in hair allows for detection of drug use up to 90 days or more prior to the collection date. Hair can be segmented to provide a picture of past drug use. 30, 60, 90 day segmentation allows for a view of the use of drugs over a longer time frame and monitor the levels of drugs in each segment. The lab requires ½ inch of hair length for each segment tested. Body hair can be tested if head hair is either not available or not the required lengthIt is important to note that body hair cannot be segmented and will provide an approximate 12 month window of detection. ECMM uses the US-based laboratory, Omega, for all hair follicle testing. 

Point of Collection/Rapid Tests

Point of Collection Tests (POCT) are a convenient screening device used to provide instant results. These are commonly used as a workplace safety tool, particularly in post-accident and reasonable cause situations. ECMM offers this rapid testing option for both urine and oral fluid sample types and are available in various panel configurations. As these devices are screening tools, any samples with an inconclusive result must be sent to the lab for confirmation testing before a final result may be released. All kits and supplies used by ECMM are Health Canada approved and provide reliable results. 

Alcohol Testing

Breath Alcohol testing is performed using an Evidential Breath Testing (EBT) device to determine current blood alcohol concentration and provide immediate results. The EBT devices used by ECMM are approved by both Health Canada and US DOT Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration. The devices are calibrated to US DOT and the Canadian Model requirements, which ensure accurate and reliable testing.  

Urine Alcohol testing is used to determine exposure to alcohol for up to three days, or longer depending on the program requirements. 

Mobile & After Hour Services

We understand that the workplace is unpredictable, and anything can happen at any time. To keep your operation running smoothly ECMM offers post-incident & reasonable suspicion coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  No matter the time, we have after hours staff available to take your call.  

ECMM also offers drug & alcohol testing as a mobile service. Our professional testers or health professionals can come to you at your location fully equipped to provide you with the testing you need, with minimal impact to your business. 

DOT Compliance

Drug and alcohol testing is a crucial component of compliance with the regulations set by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Backed by decades of industry experience and expertise, ECMM is trusted by hundreds of DOT-regulated companies to assist in maintaining their compliance with these regulations. Not only does compliance help to ensure the safety of the traveling public and prevent accidents, but non-compliance can result in penalties, fines, and other regulatory actions. Whether you’re just getting started or have been at it for as long as we have – ECMM has you covered… from policies to random pools and everything in between.   

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Medical Testing, Health Surveillance & Wellness Programs

Wellness Programs

Wellness programs offered by companies to their employees not only benefit the health and wellbeing of employees but reduce absenteeism and increase productivity. ECMM can design, implement, and maintain a wellness program to meet your corporate objectives and deliver it to you as an on-site mobile service. Employers can receive aggregate reports providing anonymous data to help you with insight into your employee’s wellness and give direction for future action. Some examples include: 

  • Flu Clinics 
  • Bio-Statistic Clinics (Know your numbers: Glucose, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure) 
  • Ergonomic Assessments 
  • Hearing Conservation 
Health Surveillance

A workplace health surveillance program may be required by law when workers remain exposed to health risks even after controls are in place. ECMM can help assess possible exposures and risk unique to your workplace and establish a collaborative approach to provide you with a customized program. These programs ensure that your workplace not only complies with regulations, but also promotes the health and safety of your employees, reducing absenteeism and increasing productivity 

Medical Testing

ECMM offers a variety of medical tests designed to meet a wide range of needs. Whether you are looking for fit-for-work exams, specialized testing, or anything in between, ECMM has a network of certified technicians, nurses and doctors who can meet your needs. We also provide medical surveillance programs that may be required based on specific project-based work. Examples include: 

  • Miner’s Medicals 
  • CAPP Medicals 
  • Nova Scotia Driver’s Medicals 
  • Hearing Tests 
  • Pulmonary Function Testing 
  • Blood tests 
  • Urinalysis 
  • Stress Tests 
  • ECG 
  • Vaccinations 
  • …and more! 
Return to Work Testing/Disability Case Management

ECMM can provide services to help your employees recover from illness or injury. These programs range from physiotherapy to ergonomics assessments to fitness tests. Let us know what your needs are and we will work with you to achieve them. 

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Hearing Conservation & On-Site Testing

Hearing Conservation Program

ECMM can help you manage a comprehensive Hearing Conservation Program for your employees. We provide on-site audio testing and detailed reports on your employees’ hearing health. We also work with trusted third-party vendors to conduct noise level assessments and interpretation. With ECMM, you can protect your employees from hearing loss and comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. 

On-Site Audio Testing

ECMM makes hearing testing easy and convenient for your employees. We offer on-site testing in our mobile trailer for larger groups or by using a portable audiometer in a quiet room for smaller groups. We guarantee fast and accurate results with no hassle for you or your employees and offer a flexible schedule that works for you. 

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Program Management

Third Party Administration

As a US DOT and Non-DOT Third Party Administrator ECMM is experienced with providing companies with comprehensive coverage in administrating their drug and alcohol compliance requirements. We can manage your drug and alcohol policy by identifying and implementing the best testing options for your organization in accordance with your company policies and industry regulations. 

MRO Services

ECMM provides you with the skills of a highly trained and experienced Medical Review Officer (MRO), qualified in accordance with the US DOT requirements. A Medical Review Officer (MRO) is a licensed physician who reviews drug test reports released by the laboratory to make the final determination of the result and to identify possible impacts on workplace safety. Their role is to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the testing process and to provide the employee an opportunity to provide a legitimate medical explanation for a positive result. This is done while maintaining medical confidentiality. 

Substance Abuse Professional

Involving a substance abuse professional is the responsible next step for an employer should their employees’ test results indicate drug or alcohol abuse. We have experts in our network and are committed to guiding you to the right professionals. 

Policy Development

A drug and alcohol policy is a proactive measure for you to help protect the well-being of your employees, ensure legal compliance, and contribute to a safe and productive work environment. ECMM can offer you a legally reviewed and US DOT compliant policy that sets clear expectations, provides a basis for consistent enforcement, and contributes to the overall well-being for both your employees and the organization. 

Individual Drug & Alcohol Monitoring/Return to Duty Programs

ECMM can help your organization maintain balance between supporting employees in their recovery journey and maintaining a safe and productive work environment. Programs can be approached collaboratively or managed solely be ECMM – our goal is to tailor the program to comply with your organization’s policies, industry regulations, and legal requirements.  

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Training & More

Drug & Alcohol Awareness/Reasonable Suspicion Training

Training is a powerful tool to ensure that your company and staff are equipped to handle workplace incidents confidently and consistently. Through ECMM’s Drug & Alcohol Awareness/Reasonable Suspicion Training we can ensure that your supervisors, managers and frontline staff with the information and skills to recognize signs of impairment caused by drug and alcohol usage in the workplace. 

Drug & Alcohol Collector Training

For your convenience, ECMM provides Drug & Alcohol collector training to your staff, so you can have certified technicians readily available to perform drug & alcohol testing immediately in response to any incident or suspicion. ECMM continues to provide you with official results, review, 24/7 support and lab testing (as required). 

Audiometric Technician Training

ECMM is currently the only company in Atlantic Canada offering the Industrial Hearing Conservation Certification that meets the CSA StandardThe purpose of this workshop is to prepare the participants to operate successful hearing conservation programs in their workplaces as an Audiometric Technician, and/or to have a more thorough understanding of the occupationally noise-induced hearing loss process. 

Other Training Opportunities

ECMM is happy to provide other customized training programs for your company. Let us know how we can help you! 

We are pleased to be able to offer our training sessions as both in person and virtual programs (where applicable).  

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Other Services

Paternity Testing

ECMM is equipped to provide DNA collection services for the purposes of paternity testing, offering fast and easy results for legal or curiosity purposes.  

Partnerships

ECMM has a strong network of allied professionals and third-party partners who can provide you with all the services you need to meet your health & safety requirements. Whatever your need is, just contact us and we will take care of you. 

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Mobile Services

Discover the convenience of on-site testing with ECMM! Whether you require Audio testing, drug and alcohol collections, medical services, or another specific need, contact us to explore how our mobile services can cater to your requirements.