“Our policies don’t really cover drink and drug related issues Most companies don’t bother as it is very difficult to know what to include and how to administer it correctly. We just don’t know where to start.”
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In the United States over 90% of companies regularly use pre-employment, for cause and random drug and alcohol testing. Within the UK, the Government and HSE have actively encouraged robust Policy – including drug and alcohol testing by employers (where appropriate).
Police Scotland say 185 drivers failed roadside drug tests during their festive campaign. For the 1st time officers were able to test for drugs at the roadside. Drug tests for cannabis & cocaine resulted in 185 positive results from 480 drivers stopped. Almost 600 motorists breathalysed between 1 Dec-2 Jan were under the influence of drink/drugs. A total of 8687 drivers were stopped over the period, with 580 of those detected for drink/drug offences. 29 drivers were caught the morning after they had been drinking.
Charity Alcohol Change UK have announced Alcohol Awareness Week (AAW) 2019 will take place from 11-17 November. Are you / your workplace doing anything to support and promote Alcohol Awareness Week?
Pregabalin and Gabapentin to be controlled as class C drugs from April 2019 Prescription drugs pregabalin and gabapentin are to be reclassified as class C controlled substances from April 2019, the government announced on 15 October 2018. The move comes after experts highlighted rising numbers of fatalities linked to the drugs. The change means it will be illegal to possess pregabalin and gabapentin without a prescription and it will be illegal to supply or sell them to others.