The Associated Builders and Contractors has partnered with First Hospital Laboratories to help ABC members in performing and managing their company’s alcohol- and drug-screening programs.

First Hospital Laboratories, also known as FirstLab, will also help in background investigations and occupational health needs, such as maintaining their employees’ certifications for physicals.

“We are excited to be working with FirstLab on these vital management services that will provide tremendous value to our member firms,” said ABC President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman. “It is critical that every construction firm hire the right people and ensure employee and jobsite safety. FirstLab’s comprehensive suite of screening programs and occupational health services offers solutions that will help contractors meet these needs and help create a safer work environment.”

FirstLab is a privately held, third-party administrator of alcohol- and drug-testing services and has more than 13,000 sites across the country. Under the new partnership, ABC members are entitled to a discount on the services offered by FirstLab without setup, monthly or annual fees.

“FirstLab is excited to enter into this new partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors,” said FirstLab President and CEO Scott A. Storrer. “ABC is an outstanding association, and one we’re proud to do business with. Ensuring safety, security, and peace of mind for our customers has been our goal as a company from day one. We’ve met this goal every day for the past 23 years, and will bring this same focus to ABC. Helping protect employees and jobsites is FirstLab’s duty and pleasure.”

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