TTC driver suspended after failing random drug test this week

Jun 23 2017, 2:50 pm

A TTC driver has failed a random drug test this week.

According to the TTC, the operator failed a drug test that was administered on Saturday, with the results received on Wednesday. The TTC confirmed to Daily Hive that the driver is suspended pending a disciplinary review.

In April, the TTC announced it would be implementing a new random drug and alcohol testing program. While other TTC employees have failed the random test since its introduction, this is the first driver to fail.

The TTC is only advised of pass/fail for drug tests, though they say that a medical review officer does make efforts to review positive drug test results with the employee first before the TTC is advised of the result.

The testing is part of the TTC’s fitness for duty policy to improve the safety of its workplace, its customers and all Toronto road users, according to the TTC.

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