Category: Alcohol testing

News and views on workplace alcohol testing

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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Consuming alcohol while driving – is it illegal?

An interesting segment on Channel 7’s Sunrise this morning on “The road rules you didn’t know existed”. These included the little known rule that you must remove your keys from the car and lock all doors and windows if you’re

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Far-reaching drug and alcohol testing in Western Australia

While Western Australia may be vast, it’s fair to say that so is Integrity Sampling’s drug and alcohol testing reach in the state. Our service area takes in most substantial workforce areas of WA, including the Pilbara and Kimberley regions

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Alcohol presents danger to safety and health

While we regularly write blogs about the dangers of drinking alcohol and going to work, there’s another danger of alcohol that many of us need to consider and that’s how it affects our health. According to the Australian Government’s National

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Australian workplace drug testing laws are on your side

If your business is thinking about introducing workplace drug and alcohol testing, you may be worried about any relevant Australian workplace drug testing laws. Are there laws relating to drug testing that you need to follow, what’s involved and what

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Are breathalysers accurate?

It’s the morning after a big night out and you wake up feeling like an insect has been crawling around the inside of your mouth and someone’s been working with a jackhammer on your head. While a hot shower and

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