Impairment is a deadly matter, particularly when it comes to driving. ICBC reports that between 2009 and 2018, impairment has been a contributing factor in up to 34% of fatal crashes1. A worrying new trend is that fatal crashes increasingly involve multiple sources of impairment. A 2020 Traffic Injury Research Foundation report2 revealed that 41% of fatally injured drivers who were fatigued also tested positive for drugs. And 11% of fatally injured fatigued drivers tested positive for both alcohol and drugs.
These pages provide resources that will help your organization to build and implement a policy and practices to prevent impairment among your employees.
What is impairment?
Understand the causes of impairment, the legal restrictions and the risks and implications of impairment in the workplace.
What's an employer to do?
The best line of defense is having and implementing preventative policies and procedures. Look here for the key components, useful inks and example policies.