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Reporting and Driving for Work under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol – Employers Legal Obligations

 

EAP Institute Seminar 3

EAP Institute Seminar 5

 

Do you drive in the course of your work?

Road Traffic Act 2016 will have potential impact for those who drive in the course of their work under the influence of intoxicants including alcohol, benzodiazepines and other prescribed medication.

 

Date: Thursday 21st September 2017   

Venue: The Ashling Hotel Dublin  

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm  

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Random Roadside Drug Testing Commenced on the 13th of April 2017

A commencement order on 13th April 2017 gave effect to the Road Traffic Act 2016. This legislation will make it illegal for motorists to drive while under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, cocaine or heroin. It is also now an offence to drive while under the influence of cannabis containing the drug Salvi-dex which is used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Tests may also be conducted for the presence of alcohol, benzodiazepines and other prescribed medication.

 

Reporting for Work under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol

Under Section 13(1) b the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 all employees must ensure that they are not under the influence of an intoxicant (defined as including drugs and alcohol and any combination of drugs or of drugs and alcohol) to the extent that he or she is in such a state as to endanger his or her own safety, health or welfare at work or that of any other person. Under Section 13(1)b of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 employers are obliged to remove any employee from their place of work, who reports for or is on duty under the influence of intoxicants.

 

This high value seminar will outline a best practice approach for Irish businesses who are legally obliged to manage the risks of employees who drive in the course of their work.

 

Book online HERE or contact Anita Furlong This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

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