At Minera Los Pelambres, conventional alcohol and drug tests are performed randomly on workers entering the site. This randomness reaches approximately 20% of those who enter, and the results take between 5-10 minutes to obtain. Given the above, it is necessary to increase the number of people who undergo a qualitative alcohol and drug test (>80%) as well as to reduce the time it takes to provide the results.
It is required to implement a system or technology that allows for the rapid and qualitative detection of the potential presence of alcohol and/or drugs in people entering the operation.
Solutions involving the sampling of biological fluids are excluded.
Conventional saliva tests are performed in the case of drugs, alcohol volume tests in bus environments and alcotest in people.