TTC considers random drug testing for workers
The Toronto Transit Commission will consider implementing random alcohol and drug testing for all employees one week after a bus driver was charged with drug possession in connection with a crash that killed a passenger.
The commission will vote on a report recommending the new rules at a meeting on Wednesday.
In 2008, the TTC voted against a similar recommendation.
The move comes in the wake of a fatal collision involving a TTC bus and a truck in August in which one passenger died.
Drugs were found in the TTC bus driver's possession, although not on his person at the time, police said.
The bus driver was charged with one count of marijuana possession and criminal negligence causing death.
Currently, under certain conditions, only some employees are subject to testing, including:
- Those working in "safety sensitive" positions.
- Some employees in management
- Some executive employees.