Alcohol & drug policy - Suncor's 2013 Report on Sustainability
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Safety is our top priority. We believe all incidents are preventable and each of us is accountable for doing the job the right way — safely. Alcohol and drug use is an issue that affects the safety of our people and imposes unacceptable safety risks on our work sites
Effective Oct. 15, 2012, Suncor introduced a new Canada-wide Alcohol and Drug (A&D) policy designed to minimize the risks in the workplace associated with alcohol and drug use. The new policy, which applies to all Suncor workers in Canada, includes standards that guide:
For Suncor locations outside of Canada, existing drug and alcohol programs remain in effect.
Suncor is committed to minimizing or eliminating the safety hazards associated with alcohol and drug use from our workplace. We are interested in working with employees to resolve substance abuse issues and create a safer workplace.
Suncor recognizes that alcohol and drug dependencies are treatable illnesses. If employees suspect they have a substance dependency or an emerging alcohol or drug problem, they are encouraged to seek immediate assistance and follow appropriate treatment. Suncor will support employees through any treatment program recommended by an approved substance abuse professional.
If employees are taking medication, they are expected to educate themselves about side effects and advise Suncor health advisors if the medication could affect their ability to safely perform their jobs.
If an employee believes a co-worker is unfit for duty, they should report the situation to their supervisor.
Contractors are expected to enforce alcohol and drug standards equivalent to Suncor's A&D policy.
Suncor respects employees' right to privacy and confidentiality and protects employees' privacy in accordance with applicable privacy laws.
Our A&D policy has been designed to align with the Alberta Human Rights Commission’s guidance and previous decisions.
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