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Council meets strict CASA regulations for drug and alcohol screening

14 June, 2017

The Quilpie council in south-western Queensland owns and operates the local airport, meaning it must comply with strict Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations for drug and alcohol screening.

Benefits of random drug testing in the meat industry

14 June, 2017

The meat processing industry encompasses a range of high-risk activities, meaning it is important for staff safety that drug and alcohol testing be carried out.

Local council updates its drug screening processes

08 June, 2017

A WA Local Council has opted to improve its blanket drug and alcohol testing policy for its staff.

The importance of using the right drug detection device

23 May, 2017

Many workplaces opt to test their employees for drugs and alcohol, but there can be issues with the quality of testing being used.

Alere ToxWipe oral fluid drug screening

01 May, 2017

Oral fluid screening is increasing in popularity as it offers a non-invasive and directly observable sample collection.

Are your projects compliant with current building regulations?

30 November, 2016

Mandatory drug and alcohol testing is now required under Building Code 2013 for Commonwealth-funded projects. Changes to the code came into effect 12 months ago and have had a noticeable flow-on effect across the construction industry, according to LaneWorkSafe.

WA drink drivers forced to install alcohol interlock device

19 September, 2016

WA drink drivers will have to pay approximately $1600 for the installation of an alcohol interlock system on their vehicles under tough new laws.

Andatech Prodigy S breathalyser

28 July, 2016

The Andatech Prodigy S breathalyser is suitable for workplace alcohol policies that require comprehensive test records.

Andatech Soberpoint 3 wall-mounted breathalyser

26 July, 2016

Remotely monitor alcohol test records in real time with the Soberpoint 3 wall-mounted breathalyser.

Managing non-negative results when workplace drug testing

19 May, 2016

When managing an in-house testing program, minimising the distress that an alternate result can elicit relies on adequate education and training to ensure staff are able handle the situation as required by law and to provide the appropriate levels of support as needed.

Revealing results about drug and alcohol testing

02 February, 2016

In this article, Safety Solutions asks MedVet's in-house toxicologist Steve Korkoneas about what drug and alcohol testing results are revealing about Australian workplaces and how drug and alcohol testing policies and procedures can be implemented effectively.

The rising cost of drug use

01 October, 2015

As drug use becomes more prevalent, the impact it has on business and the economy overall is becoming harder to ignore. Many industry sectors are now at significant risk of failing to meet their WHS obligations — and it is no longer just transport, construction and other trades in the firing line.

B&W TacticID-GP Raman Spectrometer

07 July, 2015

The TacticID-GP from B&W Tek is a field-ready handheld instrument designed for non-contact forensic analysis by safety personnel, such as police and first responders, hazmat technicians, bomb squads, law enforcement, border and customs patrol and military personnel.

Drug and alcohol policies must be a safety issue

16 June, 2015

Drug and alcohol consumption is a major source of risk for many industries, particularly those with high rates of workplace injuries. One in 10 Australians regularly drink to the risk of harm and a similar number have consumed alcohol at work.

Andatech AlcoSense Precision+ industrial breathalyser

01 June, 2015

The Andatech AlcoSense Precision+ industrial breathalyser is designed to provide an efficient and reliable method for on-site alcohol breath testing.

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