Author: Michael
Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Thomastown and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

Drug testing results in Victoria regional area alarming

One in four roadside drug testing results in a regional area of Victoria are coming back positive, in an alarming trend. The news surfaced in a recent article in the Ballarat Courier, which quoted Ballarat Police Inspector Trevor Cornwill. “The

Tagged with:

The cold, hard facts about ICE

There has been so much attention on the drug ICE in the last few years that you could be forgiven for thinking that every 10th person was using the drug and that its effects left users with uncontrollable aggression. So,

Tagged with:

What’s your drug and alcohol policy Tasmania?

Thinking about Christmas parties in early October may sound a bit premature (a bit like some shopping centres who put up Christmas decorations at this time of the year!) but with the party season fast approaching there’s no better time

Tagged with:

Are personal breathalysers accurate?

We all get a lot of spam with our email these days and one that has become a regular to my junk folder has been one on police grade breathalysers. While I know the email could be misleading at best,

Tagged with:

Workplace drug testing highlights drop in opiate positives

The change that requires those who want to purchase painkillers containing codeine to see a doctor for a prescription, instead of purchasing over the counter, appears to have resulted in a reduction in the number of positive workplace drug testing

Tagged with: ,

Drug and alcohol testing in the news

Drugs and alcohol were in the news in Australia over the weekend, with a tragedy and what could have been a catastrophe making headlines. Testing of drugs at events hotly debated The first involved the deaths of two people and

Tagged with:

Positive drug test by Victorian AFL player in the spotlight

Every year in September, Victorians are glued to their TV sets to watch the AFL Finals series. While most of the focus is on what’s happening on the field, occasionally an off-field incident occurs to take some of the focus

Tagged with:

Alcohol consumption in Australia falls

There was good news from the Australian Bureau of Statistics last week with a report into alcohol consumption in Australia showing a drop in figures. While the drop is only relatively small – 185.8 million litres of pure alcohol available

Tagged with: ,

Drugs and alcohol feature in Tasmania’s “fatal five” on the roads

An article in The Advocate Newspaper has highlighted the role that drugs and alcohol play in fatal accidents on Tasmania’s roads. According to the article, Tasmania Police include drugs and alcohol as a single factor in the state’s fatal five

Tagged with: ,

Urine drug testing

We’ve regularly said that saliva testing methodology is a better way to conduct workplace drug testing than urine drug testing, and one of the key reasons we’ve provided is intrusiveness. That is, some people will feel embarrassed or believe their

Tagged with: ,