Category: Drug and alcohol management

Drug and alcohol management is the important starting point for any business looking to better protect themselves from employees who come to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Constructing a plan to combat drugs and alcohol in your Queensland workplace

An article on the Worksafe Queensland website highlights that workers in the construction industry are among those at greatest risk of using drugs. So, if your Queensland business works in construction, what are you doing to combat the risk of

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Drugs in the workplace

Drugs in the workplace are a serious issue in Australia. But you don’t need to rely on our word for how big the issue is. Take the word of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, which estimates that alcohol and misuse

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Protect your business from drugs and alcohol at any time of the year

Christmas and New Year can be a nervous time for workplace owners and managers – and it’s not just the worry of getting the right presents for loved ones! That’s because at this time of the year, more than any

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Alcohol and drug testing for your Queensland workplace

If you’re considering introducing alcohol and drug management and alcohol and drug testing in your workplace, a great reference is always the health and safety authority in your state. In Queensland, this is WorkSafe Queensland, which has a great document

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Workplace drug testing in Queensland – the force is with you!

Two of the questions Integrity Sampling is regularly asked, and it’s no different for our Queensland branches, is can I legally implement drug testing in my business and, if it’s legal to implement workplace drug testing, how will my employees

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Why do people take drugs?

As a business owner or manager, or a police person on our roads, when someone provides a positive test to drugs during workplace drug testing or roadside drug testing you may wonder why people do it. Why do people take

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Drug and alcohol management in Tasmania to beat the Festive Season blues

While some Tasmania businesses close up for the Festive Season, others – such as the mining, transport and hospitality industries – continue to operate at their peak. At the same time, leading up to Christmas and over the Festive Season,

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Drugs and alcohol in the workplace – what’s the true cost?

What’s the true cost of drugs and alcohol in the workplace? In dollar terms, the impact of drugs and alcohol in the workplace is relatively easy to define… And it’s enormous: In a 2013 report entitled ‘The societal costs of

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Australian workplace drug testing laws – where do I stand?

For a business contemplating the introduction of drug testing to their workplace, two of their key concerns are often how their employees will react and where do they stand in terms of Australian workplace drug testing laws. So let’s take

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Workplace drugs and alcohol policy essential

Does your business have a workplace drugs and alcohol policy? If you have a policy, does it sit on the shelf gathering dust or do you regularly act on the policy? Why is it essential to have a workplace drugs

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