Category: Drug and alcohol testing

News and views on workplace drug and 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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Drug and alcohol testing in WA a workplace imperative

If you own or manage a business in WA and don’t conduct drug testing of your workforce and don’t take steps to protect you and your business from issues of drugs and alcohol, you should be. But don’t take our

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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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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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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 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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Drugs and alcohol not just an issue on land

As we head into warmer weather, the Police in NSW has reminded people that it’s not just on land that indiscriminate use of drugs and alcohol is an issue. NSW Police will begin random drug and alcohol testing as part

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Drug and alcohol testing even more vital over Festive Season

It’s fast approaching. That time of the year when seemingly responsible and respectable employees may think it’s funny to take photocopies of their bottom or ask for a kiss under the mistletoe. While incidents like these may be awkward and

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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 just how serious of the issue of alcohol and drugs in the workplace and the community in general is. According to the article, “Alcohol

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