When it comes to substance abuse in the workplace, construction is considered one of the high-risk industries.
An advanced drug and alcohol testing solution has been adopted by a bus operator to ensure the safety of their workforce, through in-house, saliva-based drug testing.
The TGA has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in Australia, with rollout set to occur in five phases, with priority groups to receive the vaccine first.
This article outlines the five biggest pitfalls of workplace drug and alcohol policies together with how to avoid them; two case studies are included to demonstrate.
Are drug and alcohol (D&A) testing protocols still necessary during COVID-19, or do the contamination possibilities of D&A tests pose more risks than they allay?
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.
Since late April, a health bus has been visiting Victorian construction sites, offering coronavirus (COVID-19) mobile testing facilities for workers.
High prevalence of risky drinking in the construction industry reflects mid-life pressures and demanding work roles, a 2020 Flinders University study suggests.
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.
Construction workers are the most likely for cocaine use and prescription opioids misuse of any occupational group, new research out of the US suggests.
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.
Workplaces are becoming more vigilant about the dangers of alcohol and drugs in the workplace, with many now choosing to breathalyse their staff.
Intoxication in the workplace is a significant safety issue.