Category: Alcohol testing

News and views on workplace alcohol testing

Random drug testing and alcohol testing at the crossroads in Tasmania

Tasmania Police were kept busy during the festive season with random drug testing and alcohol testing carried out in large numbers. According to The Examiner, Tasmania Police carried out more than 37,000 random drug and alcohol tests on the state’s

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Drug and alcohol testing two of the priorities in Queensland

While the festive period may be over, police in Queensland are still firmly focussed on keeping the road toll down, with drug and alcohol testing two of their key tools. Queensland’s 50-day Christmas Road Safety Campaign ends on January 25

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Is alcohol affecting your health?

Some of our posts focus on alcohol and the affects it has on people’s ability to drive and work. For employees, we ask questions such as, should you be at work and would you pass an alcohol or drug test?

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Real mates targeted in Tasmania

While we’re in the middle of one of the biggest periods on Tasmania’s roads for policing, one thing that is sure is that police still have drink drivers firmly in their sights. And while alcohol testing will be a key

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Drug and alcohol testing in Queensland gets heavy

If you’re a truck driver, bus driver or other heavy vehicle operator in Queensland, you may have been required to take part in alcohol and drug testing recently, thanks to Operation Austrans. Operation Austrans is an initiative held regularly across

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Can I refuse a drug or alcohol test?

You drag yourself to work after a big night out drinking way too much alcohol and finishing the night off with some recreational drugs. You’ve a splitting headache and feel awful, but that’s the least of your worries as your

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Alcohol and drug testing in Tasmania

“Should you introduce alcohol and drug testing?” is a question asked by WorkSafe Tasmania in a recent edition of its Workplace Issues newsletter. The article highlights that drug and alcohol testing in your Tasmanian workplace isn’t just a way to

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Alcohol testing still a vital tool

If you own or manage a business and think that workplace alcohol testing isn’t necessary, because your employees are responsible and wouldn’t come to work under the influence, you may very well be kidding yourself. We only need to look

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Workplace drug and alcohol testing laws in Western Australia

One of the questions we regularly get asked in Western Australia, is can I lawfully introduce drug and alcohol testing in my workplace? It’s a fair question, because you don’t want to fall foul of the law or your employees,

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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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