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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

Roadside drug testing likely to increase

As we’ve reported numerous times in our blog, there has been a staggering number of people providing positive results in roadside drug testing carried out across Australia. Now, a National Drug-Impaired Driving working group has been established by the Federal

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Alcohol testing all at sea

A song about a drunken sailor may have been catchy when it was written in the 19th century, but in the 21st century alcohol and work at sea certainly don’t mix. A recent edition of HIS Maritime & Trade’s Fairplay

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Victoria’s first ‘safe’ injecting room for drugs

In a bid to tackle what it calls ‘skyrocketing ICE and heroin deaths’, the Victorian Government has announced plans for a two-year trial of a medically supervised injecting room for drugs. The room, which many are incorrectly labelling as a

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Workplace alcohol testing in the ‘silly season’

December is the busiest month for emergency staff for responding to incidents involving alcohol. Surprised? Probably not, considering December is the ‘silly season’, the time when many of us are attending work functions, family celebrations and get-togethers with friends. While

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Alcohol – testing times for your Tasmanian workplace

In the December 2015 edition of Workplace Issues Magazine, WorkSafe Tasmania highlighted the challenge that upcoming workplace social events can bring in the lead up to Christmas. While two years may have passed, the same challenges apply, so let’s recap

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Cannabis has no place at work

It may be far and away the most popular illegal drug in Australia – in fact, we’re one of the highest users of the drug in the world – but that doesn’t make it a safe drug, particularly when mixed

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Drugs and alcohol not just an issue on land

As we head into warmer weather, the Police in NSW has reminded people that it’s not just on land that indiscriminate use of drugs and alcohol is an issue. NSW Police will begin random drug and alcohol testing as part

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Drug and alcohol testing even more vital over Festive Season

It’s fast approaching. That time of the year when seemingly responsible and respectable employees may think it’s funny to take photocopies of their bottom or ask for a kiss under the mistletoe. While incidents like these may be awkward and

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Victorian alcohol testing pioneer

You’ve likely never heard of the name John ‘Jack’ Thomas, but he’s helped save the lives of hundreds and perhaps thousands of people due to his pioneering work on alcohol testing in Victoria. In a special report by ABC Central

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Drug deaths on the rise

It’s a sobering thought for business owners and managers who are concerned about the affect that alcohol and drugs can have on their workplace – drug deaths in Australia are on the rise. It’s yet another indicator that shows that

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