Binge drinking a concern or an Aussie alcohol rite of passage?

Most of us Aussies love a drink of alcohol. For many, alcohol is with us when we relax after a tough day, when we enjoy the company of friends and forms a key part of our social make-up. But what

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Cocaine still a target of drug testing in Tasmania

When Integrity Sampling started conducting drug testing in Tasmania and other parts of Australia, ICE was better known as a product that was kept in the freezer, there were more known drink drivers on our roads than people driving under

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Cocaine use in communities and workplaces still a concern

With all the recent attention on the drug ICE, ecstasy use at music festivals and medicinal cannabis, it can be easy to forget that drugs such as cocaine are still popular and cause significant issues in our communities and workplaces.
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Drug and alcohol testing in Queensland takes to the rails

Drug and alcohol testing in Queensland workplaces is now widespread, particularly for industries where safety critical roles are common.
The workers who undergo regular drug and alcohol testing in Queensland as part of their roles include those in the heavy vehicle

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Widening the scope for workplace drug testing

As we’ve mentioned many times in our blogs, if your workplace drug testing is targeting mostly young males, your drug testing may be missing others who aren’t fit to be at work and may be risking the safety of themselves

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Victoria’s medicinal cannabis initiative won’t impact workplace drug testing

As reported widely in the media, seriously ill children this week became the first Victorians to legally receive medicinal cannabis. So what will the move mean for workplace drug testing in Victoria?
While there’ll obviously be no impact when only children

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Drug and alcohol testing costs a small price to pay

If you’ve thought about implementing drug and alcohol testing in your workplace, one of your key considerations is likely to be the cost and whether your business can afford it.
But if you really want to fully consider the costs you

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Drug testing not a random act in your Western Australian workplace

When people think of drug and alcohol testing they often think of random testing, because it’s what we’re most exposed to, usually by roadside police. But when it comes to workplace drug testing and alcohol testing for your Perth or

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Is the ICE Wars message overblown?

There has been plenty of media attention on the drug ICE over the last several years, highlighting just how insidious the drug is. This attention has ramped up recently with the series ICE Wars airing on the ABC, which shows

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Why conduct alcohol testing in your Tasmanian business?

Why should you conduct alcohol testing in your Tasmanian business? If an employee goes to the pub for lunch and consumes a beer or two, or comes to work after a big night out, are they really a danger to

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