Testing for drugs and alcohol has been mandatory in the Railway Industry for some years and many Construction companies already undertake drug and alcohol testing to ensure that workers are safe to work on sites and to protect members of the public from accidents due to misuse of drugs and alcohol.
Alcohol or drug problems should always be treated primarily as a health problem rather than a reason for immediate dismissal. Employers should encourage employees who show signs of developing such problems to seek help.
KML OH provides the following drug & alcohol screening services outlined below:
The misuse of drugs and alcohol is a serious problem in the workplace, not only for the misusers but also for employers, colleagues and the public.
The possession of some drugs is illegal; other prescribed drugs and over-the-counter medicines can have side effects which could affect safety.