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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Alcohol testing all at sea

A song about a drunken sailor may have been catchy when it was written in the 19th century, but in the 21st century alcohol and work at sea certainly don’t mix. A recent edition of HIS Maritime & Trade’s Fairplay

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Victoria’s first ‘safe’ injecting room for drugs

In a bid to tackle what it calls ‘skyrocketing ICE and heroin deaths’, the Victorian Government has announced plans for a two-year trial of a medically supervised injecting room for drugs. The room, which many are incorrectly labelling as a

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Workplace alcohol testing in the ‘silly season’

December is the busiest month for emergency staff for responding to incidents involving alcohol. Surprised? Probably not, considering December is the ‘silly season’, the time when many of us are attending work functions, family celebrations and get-togethers with friends. While

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Alcohol – testing times for your Tasmanian workplace

In the December 2015 edition of Workplace Issues Magazine, WorkSafe Tasmania highlighted the challenge that upcoming workplace social events can bring in the lead up to Christmas. While two years may have passed, the same challenges apply, so let’s recap

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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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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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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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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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