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Artron's Commitment to Employee Onboarding, Training, and Retention

Artron Laboratories Inc. was founded in 2002 by an elite team of dedicated and talented research scientists. Today, Artron has established itself as a global leader in the progression of in vitro diagnostic lateral flow tests that have revolutionized the market for disease diagnosis and analyte detection.

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A Culture of Safety and Support

Artron is committed to providing a supportive and nurturing workplace environment for its employees. This is demonstrated through the company's probation procedure, where new employees are required to undergo a comprehensive training program in order to become fully equipped to perform their duties. The Human Resource Department is responsible for overseeing the probationary period and arranges a training schedule for new employees, taking into account any potential conflicts with their work tasks.

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A Complete Work Safety Trainings

Artron requires all new employees to complete at least 4 weeks of training, including a minimum of 80 hours of production training, to ensure that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their jobs effectively. The company is flexible and may reduce the training period upon special request by the employee's supervisor. Additionally, the company has strict evaluation procedures in place, with the Production Supervisor, Potential Supervisor and Human Resource Department performing evaluations throughout the probationary period.

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Artron's Commitment to Employee Training and Development

Artron takes the training and development of its employees seriously and is dedicated to providing suitable training programs that equip workers with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their jobs. This demonstrates the company’s commitment to creating a positive and supportive workplace environment where workers are given the tools they need to succeed.

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Once Artron has hired a qualified candidate for one of our open positions, Artron provides an onboarding and training process to help employees work safely and effectively. An ongoing induction program helps employees understand not only the functional details of employment, such as proper safety procedures but also the organization’s safety culture.

The induction process should include an overview of general facilities, job-related roles, and overall safety culture. For example, employees can learn about the location of emergency exits, eyewash stations, and safety data sheets, and learn about safety-related procedures such as how to report injuries or unsafe conditions.

Whether for new employees or those new to a specific role or task, employers can provide useful on-the-job safety training to promote an organization’s overall safety culture. These activities include skills-based and awareness-based training. Skills-Based Training: Demonstrates the hands-on procedures needed to perform a specific task, such as how to safely operate a piece of machinery. Awareness-Based Training: Includes general policies, expectations for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, and hazard identification. This gives employees tactical knowledge and cultural awareness of why security practices matter.

If there are changes in the operations of the organization, such as producing new products or implementing new machinery and equipment, further onboarding and training or processes may be required. “Continuous induction and training programs identify and respond to new requirements across the IVD industry for employees.

Six Workplace Safety Rights You Have at Artron

At Artron, all employees are entitled to job safety and health protections under the Canada Labor Code. We have established different worker health and safety rights to protect the well-being of employees at work and help prevent workplace injuries. Workers’ health and safety rights are an important part of safeguarding Artron’s workers’ rights and well-being. These rights include access to a safe workplace, knowing your rights, the right to refuse unsafe work, the right to equal treatment, and the right to receive workplace health and safety training.

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Six Workplace Safety Rights:

1. The right to know what hazards exist in the workplace
Knowing what hazards may exist in your workplace is the first step to avoiding hazards and staying safe and healthy. Artron will let employees know what in their workplace may pose a risk to health and safety. Before employees actually start work, Artron supervisors give employees a thorough tour of the workplace and tell them what is safe and what is not. Beyond that, Artron will communicate this clearly to all in Braille, large print, audio, sign language, or verbally if required.
2. Artron actively participates in safeguarding the right to workplace health and safety
Employees have the right to participate in maintaining health and safety in the workplace. This essentially makes every employee a representative of workplace health and safety. Employees can participate in the venue's internal health and safety complaint system.
3. Employees are able to turn down high-risk jobs without fear of losing their jobs
Under Canada's labor laws, employees can refuse any work that is a danger to themselves or their co-workers. Employees are able to turn down high-risk jobs for fear of losing their jobs.
4. Artron enforces the right to freedom from retaliation
Artron will need to meet national security requirements. If an employee is concerned about their health and safety or that of others in the workplace, you can make a formal complaint without worrying about repercussions from your employer. Employees will not lose their jobs if they are in an unsafe work environment.
5. Right to standard working hours
As full-time employees of Artron, employees are not legally obligated to work more than 40 hours per week and no more than 8 hours per day.
6. Right to rest
Working eight-hour shifts can affect anyone's focus and productivity—especially when there are no breaks. When employees work long hours without interruption, the likelihood of accidents and work-related injuries increases dramatically. That's why Artron provides each employee with a 30-minute break for every five consecutive hours worked in a single day. If Artron requires an employee on leave for work purposes, the leave time shall be paid.
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Artron implements an employee retention strategy

The cost of replacing an employee is considerable. These costs include recruitment, selection, on-the-job learning costs, and any separation costs, in addition to any loss of productivity and loss of institutional knowledge. Artron’s induction and training programs help protect the significant time and expense invested in recruiting and hiring new employees.

While some employers only consider new employee onboarding, the process is also important for retaining and engaging employees throughout their employment. Existing employees, whether changing roles or returning to work, can benefit from a safety-focused induction and training program.

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