Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace

Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace In 2012 alarming statistics regarding alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace were reported during the Annual Drug and Alcohol Council for a Safe Alberta Workplace (DACSAW) general meeting. Below are the top highlights: Up to 10% of the Canadian labour force can be classified as heavy drinkers 8%…

Blood Alcohol Concentration 0.05

The United States National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended the legal limit for driving drunk be lowered from .08 blood-alcohol content to .05 in an effort to reduce alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes, which kill about 10,000 people a year.   Your blood-alcohol level can vary depending on your age, weight, previous alcohol and drug…

Should a Company be Liable for the DUI of a Known Alcoholic???

A federal jury in Detroit Michigan is hearing a wrongful death lawsuit arising out of a traffic accident that killed a mother and her two children when an SUV driven at 70 miles an hour by a sales executive for UGS (now Siemens) plowed into the back of their car. At the time of the afternoon accident, the sales executive had a blood-alcohol level of 0.43; the legal limit in Michigan is 0.08.