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Alcohol testing

Alcohol consumption in Australia falls

There was good news from the Australian Bureau of Statistics last week with a report into alcohol consumption in Australia showing a drop in figures. While the drop is only relatively small – 185.8 million litres of pure alcohol available

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Alcohol testing levels questioned by judge

In what’s likely to have police and others shaking their heads in disbelief, a judge in Queensland has allegedly questioned whether the allowed blood alcohol levels on our roads are too low. The judge’s comments followed a case where a

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Testing the limits of high level alcohol readings

This week news broke of a Victorian politician who’d been picked up during roadside alcohol testing with a relatively high level of alcohol in his blood while driving. The politician’s indiscretions, unfortunately, reflect general society. Everyday, someone, somewhere is caught

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Can you pass an alcohol test but still be unsafe?

You’re heading to work after a late night out, drinking with the boys at the local hotel while watching footy. You’re feeling a bit seedy but you can’t afford any more sick days, so you’re trying to do the right

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Alcohol testing times for health

It seems that every time there is a link between alcohol and improved health the media jump all over it, seemingly trying to convince everyone that if you drink alcohol you’re more likely to live longer than if you don’t.

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Alcohol testing still a vital tool

If you own or manage a business and think that workplace alcohol testing isn’t necessary, because your employees are responsible and wouldn’t come to work under the influence, you may very well be kidding yourself. We only need to look

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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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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 back in the news

With all the attention on drugs in our community, it’s easy to forget that drinking alcohol before driving or going to work is still a major issue. That’s why alcohol testing is still a key tool in the police’s arsenal

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What’s your decision on workplace alcohol testing?

Consider the below real life examples from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation website, of two employees and their experience with workplace alcohol testing and claims of unfair dismissal. If you were their boss, which of these employees would you dismiss

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