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Fit for Duty Policies


An employer is required to ensure that every reasonable precaution is taken to ensure the protection of workers, such as prohibiting impairment or the presence of alcohol or drugs in workplaces.

We provide support to employers who may not have the available internal resources to research and update policy, or to those want to bring in an independent company to support H&S culture change and reinforce the importance of compliance.

The initial stage BVS Canada take in policy development is a short meeting to better understand your business process and requirements. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about our policy process or about the act and legislation in general.

Why Is a Fit for Duty Policy Required?

Worker impairment, regardless of the cause, could create a work site health and safety hazard.

If impairment creates a hazard or unsafe work situation, employers, supervisors, workers and other worksite parties have an obligation to address it and implement controls under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act.

Impairment can be unique for every situation and for each individual. Many causes cannot be identified by testing.

Supervisors must be educated, trained and understand how to recognize impairment, and workers must be aware of impairment risks in the workplace and disclose known hazards to themselves and others.

What you Need

  • Fit for Duty Policy

  • Policy and Procedures

  • Management Program Review

  • Training Support Recommendations

  • Digital and Hard Copies Available for Workers

Our Procedure

  1. Our team will start by reviewing any existing policies regarding impairment, drugs, and alcohol in the workplace.

  2. We then develop a new policy towards the positive outcome of ensuring all workers remain fit for duty.

  3. The policy includes definitions of impairment, philosophy, recognition, support, and control.

  4. When complete, review with the management team

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Contact Us for More Information

To book an initial H&S consultation or just ask some questions, call our team directly : Eastern Canada + 647 205 0652 or Western Canada +1 403 609 1413