Intoxication in the workplace is a significant safety issue. And for this reason, protocols are in place at certain worksites so that employees suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs can be tested.
Increasingly though, random drug and alcohol testing is being introduced into the workplace. This has usually been in the case of employees that work in safety-critical roles, such as construction, manufacturing and transport. But, it’s also starting to happen in workplaces that present less risk.