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