The Challenge:
Drugs and Alcohol at Work Camps

In 2004, an amendment to the federal Criminal Code made entire organizations, from supervisors to company presidents and directors, responsible for safety on the job. Under the law there is no limit to the amount you can be fined.

Yet safety continues to be compromised by drug and alcohol use. About 40 percent of workers at Fort McMurray test positive for cocaine or marijuana in job screening or post-accident tests.

Better, Quicker Detection

There’s no way around it. Finding drugs or alcohol in a camp means conducting searches. But using humans to do that searching is a very time consuming exercise. It can take a human five to ten minutes per room to do a thorough search.

  • In contrast, a dog properly trained by DDSI can do the same search in 30 to 60 seconds. Our dogs also have a “softer”, less disruptive approach. They don’t need to open drawers or pull things apart. In addition, we never use aggressive breeds such as German Shepherds. With our dogs the inspection feels much friendlier and less invasive.

DDSI offers on-site narcotic search services at any site in any location.

With DDSI services, drugs and alcohol can be removed without police involvement. This helps prevent safety issues, negative publicity and large regulatory fines.