City of Stirling’s random drug and alcohol tests nets ‘very small’ number of positive results

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A “VERY small” percentage of City of Stirling employees tested positive to recreational drugs in recent random drug and alcohol tests.

Human resources manager Natalia Smith said the City had always had a drug and alcohol management practice, which had recently been updated to conduct random tests through a specialist medical organisation.

“Part of the review of that practice involved a pilot testing of around 140 employees,” she said.

“All employees involved were provided with information prior to the testing and were fully aware of the program and that testing would be occurring.”

Ms Smith said it was crucial for the City to reassure the community its workers were “fit for work”.

She did not specify which percentage of employees had tested positive but said no workers tested positive for alcohol.

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