Determining safety sensitive work for drug and alcohol testing

When can testing be done?
By Brian Kenny
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 11/26/2014

Question: What is the threshold for determining what is a safety sensitive position for the purposes of random drug and alcohol testing?

Answer: Random drug and alcohol testing is not permitted in Canada. With regard to drug and alcohol testing generally, testing is only permitted for employees occupying safety sensitive positions in the following circumstances: