Category: Drug testing

News and views on workplace drug testing

Cannabis has no place at work

It may be far and away the most popular illegal drug in Australia – in fact, we’re one of the highest users of the drug in the world – but that doesn’t make it a safe drug, particularly when mixed

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Roadside drug testing in Western Australia aims to save lives

While roadside drug testing is seen as controversial in some circles, there are at least two things that can’t be denied: you can’t get caught if you don’t use illegal drugs and driving without drugs in your system is safer.

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3 reasons to undertake drug testing in your Queensland workplace

One of the most common questions we hear is why should we conduct drug testing in our Queensland workplace? It’s a fair enough question, because conducting drug testing is an expense so it needs to be justified. So, let’s look

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Drugs a killer in Tasmania

Per capita, Tasmanians are the highest drug users in Australia and if you think it’s young people that are the stereotypical drug user, think again. The dishonorable title of the nation’s highest rate of drug users and image of the

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Drug testing in Western Australia

Do you own or manage a farm, manufacturing facility, processing plant, aviation business, transport fleet, mine or other workplace in Western Australia where safety is critical? Do you conduct drug testing in your workplace as part of your goal to

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Random drug testing on Queensland roadsides

Random drug testing on Queensland roads may include random in the title, but there’s nothing random or haphazard about the process that is followed. As well as obvious legal reasons, the process ensures that testing identifies those people who are

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The bad, the ugly and the very ugly of random drug testing in Victoria

With around 1 in 10 drivers failing random drug testing on Victoria’s roadsides, you’d think the news just couldn’t get any uglier. But when you look at some of the individual cases, perhaps you’d disagree. Alleged ICE affected truck driver

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Drug testing in Tasmania kicking goals

We know that random drug testing in Tasmania is carried out on our roadsides and in our workplaces, but now there are calls to implement it in local football! According to ABC News, the calls for random drug testing in

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Can you refuse random drug testing at work?

After a big weekend with mates, where you consumed a few beers and took ICE, you rock up to work on Monday morning feeling a little under the weather and tired. If you were honest with yourself, you’re probably still

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Drug testing in Western Australia – ICE not the only target

There’s been a lot of media attention lately in Western Australia on drugs. In particular, there’s the continuing attention on ICE use in this state, and given that we remain the highest users of the drug in the nation, that’s

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