Can an employer provide alcohol to his or her employees who use their employer's machinery?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Rice v. Chan Estate, 1998 CanLII 3978 (BC SC):

Where an employer provides alcohol to his or her employees, the risk that a combination of alcohol and machinery will lead to harm is reasonably foreseeable. Employers must take reasonable steps to prevent such harm from materializing: Jacobsen v. Nike, supra.

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