July 3: Drug & Alcohol Testing Project Announced

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A group of employers, labour associations and unions are participating in a two-year initiative on the effectiveness of comprehensive workplace drug and alcohol programs. The Drug and Alcohol Risk Reduction Pilot Project’s mandate is to establish best practices for random alcohol and drug testing for safety-sensitive work sites and positions and develop guidelines for processes such as case management, assessment and follow-up. Implementation of pilot testing programs is expected to start in late 2012 and early 2013.