Random drug and alcohol testing at the TTC
If you take prescription medications, you are responsible for checking with the prescribing doctor or pharmacist to learn of any possible side effects that might affect your safety or the safety of those around you. It is important that whomever you consult with understand the work that you do so that you can receive proper advice. You are expected to report the use of any medication that may negatively affect your performance or fitness for duty to Occupational Health. You are also expected to advise Occupational Health or your supervisor of any need for modified duties associated with medication use.
If you are taking over-the-counter medication, it is your responsibility to use the drugs responsibly and use a safe alternative (e.g. non-drowsy) if available.
Do I have to tell my supervisor what medication I am taking?
No. You do not have tell them the specific medication you are taking, or the underlying medical condition that you need the medication for. However, you are required to notify your supervisor of any accommodation that may result from the use of that medication. Once you have notified your supervisor, they may ask you to meet with Occupational Health.
My doctor has told me that it is okay for me to do safety sensitive work while on my medication. Do I still need to tell the TTC’s Occupational Health Department?
Yes. It is important to have this information in your confidential medical file at the TTC for random testing purposes. If a result comes back from the Medical Review Officer with a safety sensitive flag, it is important that the TTC can verify your prescription. You are expected to report the use of any medication that may negatively affect performance or fitness for duty to Occupational Health.