Drug & alcohol testing

Top tips: Starting a workplace drug and alcohol testing program

14 July, 2023 by Glenn Dobson, CEO, The Drug Detection Agency | Supplied by: TDDA - The Drug Detection Agency

Implementing a comprehensive and robust workplace testing program can help to reduce drug- and alcohol-related risks and create a safer work environment.

Pathtech Alcolizer Breathalyser range

01 February, 2023 | Supplied by: Pathtech Pty Ltd

The Alcolizer Breathalyser range is suitable for small to large companies and features easy-to-use menu screens to carry out on-site alcohol breath testing.

Workplace drug and alcohol programs: some key considerations

02 November, 2022 by Amy Steed

When it comes to substance abuse in the workplace, construction is considered one of the high-risk industries.

Dräger DrugCheck 3000 oral fluid drug test

23 September, 2022 | Supplied by: Draeger Australia Pty. Ltd.

The Dräger DrugCheck 3000 has been independently verified to AS/NZS 4760:2019.

Saliva-based drug testing tech drives bus group safety

27 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Alcolizer Technology

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.

Predictive Safety AlertMeter app

19 July, 2021 | Supplied by: Alert for Work

AlertMeter uses advanced algorithms to detect effects of fatigue, illness, drugs, alcohol, stress and dehydration, to support worker alertness for a safer workplace.

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved for rollout in Australia

29 January, 2021

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.

5 biggest pitfalls of workplace D&A policies and how to avoid them

22 October, 2020 by Karen Castledine, Managing Director, Work Options | Supplied by: Work Options

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.

Risk factor: drug and alcohol testing during COVID-19

12 October, 2020 by Paul Molinia, General Manager of Rehabilitation (NSW, ACT, SA & Qld), Recovery Partners | Supplied by: Recovery Partners

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?

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.

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