Don't know what the law says about breathalyser tests at work? If so, here's an answer for you.
Here's what the OHSA says about breathalyser tests at work
Firstly, you must have a breathalyser policy.
Secondly, the content of your policy must be legal.
'It must have the provisions of General Safety Regulations, 2A on intoxication.
The Health & Safety Advisor says your policy must include these five legal points:
You must state that you won't allow:
While the law doesn't mention anything about using breathalyser tests in the workplace, it's clear from industry practices and case law that you need to have an alcohol abuse policy in place.
That's the only way your tests will be legal.
'Not only is it against the OHSA to allow intoxicated employees on the premises, but it also creates a financial and productivity burden on you,' cautions the Health & Safety Advisor.
Now that you know what the OHSA says about breathalyser tests, make sure you comply.
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