Category: Drug testing

News and views on workplace drug testing

Hobart drug testing nabs motorists

A Mercury article has revealed that 8 out of 10 drivers who underwent drug testing in a Hobart major traffic operation on the weekend tested positive to drugs. That’s a staggering 80% of drivers tested! It’s worth pointing out that

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Why conduct drug testing in your Queensland workplace?

If you’re a Queensland business owner or manager and you’re considering conducting drug testing in your workplace, one of the major reasons for doing so is safety. The effects of drugs are widely documented and having someone in your workplace

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Random drug testing in WA, anywhere, anytime

Police have had the ability to conduct random drug testing on WA roads for some time, but now the process is even more portable with new roadside drug testing kits being rolled out. According to a media release by the

Drug testing on Queensland road a necessity

Like other states, drug testing on Queensland roads has its share of criticism, chief being that roadside drug testing catches people who are safe to drive and therefore shouldn’t be punished. However, with Australian states using the latest saliva drug

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Drugs and drug testing a worldwide issue

Here at Integrity Sampling, we understand our job is serious and carries a lot of responsibility. When conducting drug and alcohol testing in particular, we appreciate that it’s an important job and we’re helping to improve safety in the workplace,

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Drug testing in Victoria an Olympic effort

The Winter Olympics has just ended and while much of the focus was on the incredible efforts of the athletes, unfortunately the spotlight was also on those who were willing to take prohibitive substances to get an advantage. Thankfully, stringent

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Home drug testing fails Tasmanian worker

As we’ve mentioned before in our blogs, if you use a home drug testing or alcohol testing kit only do so as a guide, as a person in Tasmania found out the hard way. As reported on recently, the

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Drug testing and ecstasy – what’s your chances?

Imagine you are one of the 2.2% of Australians over the age of 14 who have used ecstasy in the past year. Now imagine you took an ecstasy pill or two last night, while enjoying a late session with your

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Calls for drug testing shake up in WA

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in WA has called for more support for employers in a range of matters relating to drugs in the workplace, including drug testing. The call follows new data released by the Chamber of Commerce

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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