Alcohol/Drug Policy

Re: Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace Policy

The Joint Industry Labour Relations Committee adopts, for immediate implementation, the following alcohol and drug-free workplace policy as recommended by the Joint Industry Safety Committee:

The policy of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) and the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) is to maintain a safe, healthy and substance free workplace.

The industry (ILWU-BCMEA) is concerned with those situations wherein the use of alcohol/drugs interferes with an employee's safety, health and job performance, or adversely affects the safety and job performance of others.

A statement of this policy is as follows:

NO PERSON SHALL ENTER OR BE PERMITTED TO REMAIN IN A WORKPLACE WHILE HIS OR HER ABILITY TO WORK IS AFFECTED BY ANY SUBSTANCE WHICH COULD ENDANGER HIS OR HER HEALTH OR SAFETY OR THAT OF ANY OTHER PERSON. ADDITIONALLY, NO PERSON SHALL ENTER OR BE PERMITTED TO REMAIN IN A WORKPLACE OR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATED FACILITY WHILE IN POSSESSION OF OR USING, MAKING, SELLING OR DISTRIBUTING A SUBSTANCE LIKELY TO HAVE AN EFFECT ON SAFETY.


R.V. Wilds
Chairman - Association Representatives
Joint Industry Labour Relations Committee

G. S. C. Westrand
Chairman - Union Representatives
Joint Industry Labour Relations Committee


Vancouver, B.C.
May 3, 1993

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