Category: Alcohol testing

News and views on workplace alcohol testing

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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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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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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Alcohol testing back in the news

With all the attention on drugs in our community, it’s easy to forget that drinking alcohol before driving or going to work is still a major issue. That’s why alcohol testing is still a key tool in the police’s arsenal

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What’s your decision on workplace alcohol testing?

Consider the below real life examples from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation website, of two employees and their experience with workplace alcohol testing and claims of unfair dismissal. If you were their boss, which of these employees would you dismiss

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Drugs and alcohol in your Tasmania workplace

In a recent issue of the quarterly Workplace Issues Magazine, WorkSafe Tasmania has shed light on the seriousness of alcohol and drugs in the workplace and the community in general. According to the article, “Alcohol and other drug use is

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Will I get caught in alcohol testing?

It’s a question, as alcohol testing specialists, Integrity Sampling gets asked regularly and it’s a question you may have asked yourself, perhaps after enjoying a few drinks with friends at a bar or over dinner. So, just how long will

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Alcohol testing on Victorian roads – who are the lucky ones?

What’s your definition of luck? Perhaps some people think it’s luck to be over the blood alcohol limit when you pass a Victorian Police alcohol testing operation, but being waved past. However, as the below reports suggest, getting caught by

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Drugs and alcohol in Tasmania under the microscope

We know that drugs and alcohol are commonly used in Tasmania and indeed Australia, but just how common? What illicit drugs are used the most? How many people are drinking alcohol at unsafe levels? The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs

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