Drug & alcohol testing

Construction: six health risk behaviours

21 July, 2020

US research has found that construction workers are more prone to certain behaviours — such as smoking and binge drinking — that could negatively impact their health.


Health bus boosts COVID-19 safety on construction sites

03 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Incolink

Since late April, a health bus has been visiting Victorian construction sites, offering coronavirus (COVID-19) mobile testing facilities for workers.


Risky drinking in construction: a 2020 Australian study

21 May, 2020

High prevalence of risky drinking in the construction industry reflects mid-life pressures and demanding work roles, a 2020 Flinders University study suggests.


Study leads to rethink on caffeine and truck drivers

10 March, 2020

Truck drivers who consume large amounts of coffee and energy drinks have more crashes compared with those who only drink small quantities of caffeine, research shows.


Drugs in construction: a number one problem

22 November, 2019

Construction workers are the most likely for cocaine use and prescription opioids misuse of any occupational group, new research out of the US suggests.


Keeping first responders safe from drug exposure

08 April, 2019

A new video has been released by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), aimed at improving drug safety for first responders.


Implementing alcohol breathalysers in the workplace

01 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Andatech Pty Ltd

Workplaces are becoming more vigilant about the dangers of alcohol and drugs in the workplace, with many now choosing to breathalyse their staff.


Random workplace drug testing: a breach of your civil liberties

06 March, 2019 by Paul Gregoire*

Intoxication in the workplace is a significant safety issue.


How to implement workplace drugs and alcohol training

28 February, 2019 by Amy Steed

Research shows that the way in which a workplace responds to substance abuse can have a big influence over the extent of the problem.


How alcohol and drug training improves workplaces

17 December, 2018

Workplaces have the capacity to improve or worsen substance abuse, a new study has found.


MediNat Multi Screen 15 urine drug test kit

06 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Medinat Australia

The MediNat Multi Screen 15 urine drug test kit will detect 15 drugs of abuse plus six adulterants.


Drug Alert Street and Prescription Drug Kit

04 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Frostbland Pty Ltd

The Drug Alert Street and Prescription Drug Kit is a non-invasive saliva screening test that uses the same technology found in professional screening laboratories, without the need to send them away to obtain results.


How businesses benefit from drug and alcohol testing

10 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Andatech Pty Ltd

This National Safe Work Month, the dangers of substance use and abuse in the workplace are being highlighted.


Opioid misuse targeted in new framework

06 September, 2018

A new plan has been launched to tackle the misuse of opioids in the workplace.


Outsourcing workplace drug and alcohol testing

07 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Andatech Pty Ltd

Safety in the workplace is compromised by substance abuse, with drugs and alcohol playing a key part in injuries and fatalities.


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