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Transport Canada considers random drug, alcohol testing after Fit to Fly Workshop

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 6:25 AM | By Amanda Jerome

A policy for random drug and alcohol testing was a point of discussion at Transport Canada’s first Fit to Fly Workshop this week in Gatineau, Que.

The two-day workshop focused on supporting aviation personnel in the interest of safety and covered issues such as: employee assistance programs; promoting a healthy workforce; establishing networks for information sharing and partnerships; and clarifying the ability to conduct random alcohol and drug testing.

“First and foremost the workshop was about mental health issues and because of some recent events, drug...