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G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2012 Jul-Sep;34(3 Suppl):350-2.

[Drugs use assessment in a group of bus drivers].

[Article in Italian]

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  • 1Unità Operativa di Medicina del Lavoro, Azienda Ospedaliera-Università di Padova, Italy.


Bus driver is one of those tasks inherent transport activity, which involves special risks to safety and health of others and for which it is necessary, according to art. 41 of Decree No. 81/08, to check the consumption of psychoactive substances during the health surveillance. This assumption was investigated in a group of 461 bus drivers of a large trucking company. In medical history, one subject reported a previous history of opiate addiction and another, in the past, occasional taking of cannabis, and at the time of the visit, in no cases the objectivity has shown intoxication or abstinence signs, or signs of parenteral injection. Laboratory tests were found positive in one case of screening texts, not confirmed by subsequent laboratory analysis and a case of positive analysis for confirmation. The worker, temporarily suspended from driving and taken over by the Service for Drug Addiction of competence, was then reinstated in his job, having held that the absence of drug addiction.

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