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Mandatory Drug Testing at work,

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Mandatory Drug Testing at work, Reply with quote

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has said " That Mandatory Drug Testing at work should be compulsory " We know Airline Pilots get drug tested and some bus and train companies do it!! Does your work place do it? Do you think the Super US Commissioner should have bought this subject up?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/teachers-and-nurses-should-face-drug-tests-8471978.html
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well - I don't really see how 'Mandatory' drug testing at work could be voluntary

Sounds like a very strange concept Smile
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John W



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ha ruddles. What is meant is that a system of mandatory testing should be adopted by all employers, i.e. compulsory for the employer to do it.

I'm sure such testing is not cheap so I don't see your average-small-business wanting to spend money on that.....

.... except where it is a very good idea.....

like,

a company who employs ten blokes to

- drive HGVs
- drive fork-lift trucks
- operate cranes
- do roof-tiling
- work on road repairs

where the drug-influenced operator/worker could cause harm to other employees or members of the public.

I expect employers may get prosecuted if there's a fatality caused by one of their drivers who was unfit to drive being under the influence, particularly in the construction industry where regulation requires employers to ensure vehicle operators are always fit to work.
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