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Friday, August 18, 2017

Canada Refuses to Test Nuclear Plant Workers for Drugs or Alcohol

Canada, you know, where they want to store nuclear waste underground on a peninsula on Lake Huron, is fighting against drug testing for Nuclear workers....

Proving once again that a country can be more stupid that the USA

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/canadian-nuclear-safety-omission-random-drug-and-alcohol-testing-1.4251339

David Shier, national director of the CNWC, calls the testing "discriminatory." He says there is already an "exhaustive screening process" in place to make sure workers are fit to work. 
Compromising further to political correctness, you can show up drunk for work at a Nuke plant, and they will just counsel you.   No penalties.

According to CNSC director general Greg Lamarre, the Canadian Human Rights Commission said drug and alcohol "testing is permissible for workers in safety-sensitive positions," as long as workers are aware it's part of their condition to work, and it's non-punitive. 
In other words, workers would not be penalized if they test positive, but rather, would be given support programs to get help.
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But abuse of substances even at plants were drug testing is required, shows that abuse continues

Today, 2 Different Nuclear Plants Had Workers Busted For Being Drunk on the Job

Palo Verde (AZ) 1;2;3 all @ 100 % FITNESS-FOR-DUTY

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2016/20160831en.html#en52209
A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been suspended.
Vogtle 3;4 (GA) Under Construction FITNESS-FOR-DUTY

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2016/20160831en.html#en52208
A non-licensed employee supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated.
[ hard to determine what the job function of these people are. ' non-licensed employee supervisor ' could be the supervisor of the secretarial pool, gardeners or janitors. ]

5 comments:

  1. There are fitness for duty requirements for many more professions than nuclear that have a potential greater negative impact to humanity.

    Check your bar at the door for school teachers and other public servants?

    You can't cherry pick tbis.

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    1. I don't believe so, a school teacher could mess up dozens over time, but a nuke plant can mess up millions or worse, and create huge sacrifice zones.

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    2. The likelihood of the latter is remote compared with the former. Real deaths vs number mumbo jumbo.

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    3. So you admit you are cherry picking. Enough said. Like shooting flies with my Bug-a-salt 2.0

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    4. http://cmajopen.ca/content/5/3/E612.full

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