Teen drinking, drug use tied to other risky behaviours

Two new studies suggest that teens who binge drink or abuse prescription opioids may also be more likely to engage in other risky behaviours such as driving drunk or riding with drivers who are also under the influence. They are also more apt to become extreme binge drinkers who experience blackouts, one of the studies … Continued


IMPLICATIONS OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE FOR EMPLOYERS

  The full study can be found here Alcohol According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about one in 13 working adults has an alcohol use disorder. Additionally, 13% of men and 5% of women reported binge drinking at least once a week. Nearly one in four people over age 12 reported … Continued


Cannabis-use ruling sets dangerous precedent for employers

In a recent opinion piece published by the London Free Press, the labour lawyer Howard Levitt discusses his concerns regarding a recent order set by a British Columbia court as an ‘unfortunate and dangerous’ precedent for employers concerned with public safety. Earlier in November, Metro Vancouver’s transit authority, TransLink, was ordered to stop random drug … Continued


FMCSA increases random testing rate for 2020

As of January 1, 2020, according to a release on Dec. 27th published in the Federal Register, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has increased the minimum annual percentage rate for random testing for commercial vehicle drivers. In 2019, the annual rate for random testing was 25%, or approximately 1.05 million tests. The new … Continued