Oct. 7: Drug Testing for Railway Workers after Crash


A Transportation Safety Board report into a double crash and train derailment in BC said the train’s engineer had traces of marijuana in his system, while other crew members made numerous cell phone calls during the trip. The engineer and a conductor were fired. Canadian Pacific Railway responded by tightening its long-standing ban on use of personal electronic devices while on the job. It also plans to introduce saliva testing in January as part of its current drug and alcohol detecting measures.