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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.

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.

How businesses benefit from drug and alcohol testing

10 October, 2018

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

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

Andatech Sentry police breathalyser

28 September, 2017

The Andatech Sentry is a police breathalyser and baton specially designed for security and law enforcement officers.

Are you drinking too much?

23 December, 2016

The Christmas period tends to encourage an increase in alcohol consumption, but it can sometimes be difficult to determine how much is too much.

Designer drug could threaten workplace safety

06 December, 2016

Positive results for a designer drug known colloquially as 'N-Bomb' have been detected on worksites in Western Australia and Queensland, according to Safework Laboratories.

Workplace drug and alcohol training course offer

19 May, 2016

Pathtech is offering new customers for a limited time a nationally recognised and accredited training course for free on purchase of 100 Securetec DrugWipes before 30 June 2016.

Qld wastewater reveals meth secrets

10 March, 2016

Results from Queensland wastewater show methamphetamine consumption has increased five times since 2009.

The dual role of wellness programs and drug and alcohol testing policies

29 January, 2016 by Clayton S Jan, Communications Advisor for Andatech

Most people recognise that drug or alcohol abuse can be a warning sign of a mental health crisis. As such, drug and alcohol testing can be the first to uncover what may well be a potential problem. Likewise, wellness programs establish positively focused activities to improve the mental and physical health of the workforce. Both are opportunities to support the mental health of the workforce but doing so comes with its own set of challenges. Ensuring your programs are, and are seen to be, fair and reasonable is essential to secure the support and participation of your stakeholders.

New designer drugs entering Australian worksites

24 July, 2015

A national drug testing laboratory group has warned that a wave of designer drugs that can only be found with advanced screening is infiltrating Australian workplaces.

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