Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidelines
You must allow yourself a minimum of 3 hours for a Drug & Alcohol test. DO NOT make an appointment if you cannot stay for at least 3 HOURS. NO EXCEPTIONS.
You may be asked to stay longer in the case of unusual findings (e.g. Temperature, smell, color, not enough of a sample, etc). These may all warrant another test to be done, which would then be an observed test by someone of the same gender as yourself in the room with you.
Refusal to test again or leaving the testing site for any reason will be considered a failure to comply with the Canadian Model, and will result in a Fail for the contractor you have been dispatched to go to work for and will have further consequences.
NO EXCEPTIONS or EXCUSES will be tolerated by the Union regarding this matter, unless documentation is provided.
DO NOT GO TO CAMP OR SITE UNTIL YOU HAVE A NEGATIVE TEST RESULT AND ARE CLEARED TO GO TO CAMP / WORK. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Any questions please contact Amanda - LIUNA Local 92 Drug & Alcohol Coordinator for Local 92 at 780-426-6630.
To get more information about the Rapid Site Access Program (RSAP)
Types Of Tests
Pre-Access Testing: A required test to gain access to a worksite.
Post-Incident Testing: You may be subject to a test after the result of or involvement in an incident.
For Cause Testing: You may be subject to a test for, but not limited to, excessive absenteeism or tardiness, slurred speech, alcohol smell, and erratic behaviour such as noticeable imbalance, incoherence, and disorientation.
1. What is a "Drug Free" jobsite?
A "Drug Free" jobsite has drug testing requirements written in the specification, which require the contractor to test the workforce on that job.
2. How do I participate in the program?
You must get an initial program test by receiving a dispatch slip from your local union hall, and going to an approved collection facility.
3. How do I schedule an appointment with a collection facility for a test?
You will receive information at dispatch with a phone number or contact name if tests are scheduled by the contractor.
4. What happens if I refuse a test?
If you refuse a Pre-Access test at the testing facility, or leave without completing the test, this will also be considered a fail. You will not be able to work on a jobsite requiring Pre-Access testing. Allow three hours for a test, in case it has to be redone. If you refuse a Post-Incident test, you will be deemed to have a positive test (i.e. to have failed the test).
5. What happens if I fail a test?
If you fail a Pre-Access test, consult your union representative, as different companies have different return to work policies, ranging from next day to six months. Some contractors may have specific consequences compliant to the Canadian Model. If you fail a Post-Incident test, possible consequences are listed in the Canadian Model policy section; however, you should consult your union representative to discuss your situation.