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

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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Drug and alcohol support vital

Workplace drug and alcohol support is a vital aspect of any drug and alcohol management plan. But for many businesses, providing the support required to help their workers who present with issues relating to drugs or alcohol can be difficult.

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Alcohol and drug use costs workplaces

The use of alcohol and drugs is costing workplaces billions of dollars each year, but the full extent may never be known. Back in 2013, workplace drug and alcohol experts Dr Ken Pidd and Professor Ann Roche estimated the bill

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Protect your business this Festive Season with a drug and alcohol management plan

Christmas and New Year is a great time for those of us who celebrate these festive occasions, but for business owners and managers it’s also a time of trepidation. That’s because it’s the time of the year when people are

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Drug and alcohol testing compulsory under new federal laws

Drug and alcohol testing and other measures on many building sites financed by federal dollars are now compulsory, under new amendments to the Building Code 2013. The new measures were introduced on 16th October 2015 and will be monitored by

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