Executive summary

Employers in oil and gas sector, water and electricity sector as well as those operating in seaports and airports, are required to conduct periodic and random medical checks for their employees to ensure that the workers are not under influence of alcohol, narcotics or psychotropic substances, according to decision of the Ministry of Manpower.

Employers in oil and gas sector, water and electricity sector as well as those operating in seaports and airports, are required to conduct periodic and random medical checks for their employees to ensure that the workers are not under influence of alcohol, narcotics or psychotropic substances. Employers must also ensure that their worksites are free of any of such substances.

The decision amending occupational safety and health regulations has been issued by the Ministry of Manpower with an immediate effect but no details, regarding frequency of the tests, were provided.