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.
Intoxication in the workplace is a significant safety issue.
Research shows that the way in which a workplace responds to substance abuse can have a big influence over the extent of the problem.
Workplaces have the capacity to improve or worsen substance abuse, a new study has found.
This National Safe Work Month, the dangers of substance use and abuse in the workplace are being highlighted.
A new plan has been launched to tackle the misuse of opioids in the workplace.
Safety in the workplace is compromised by substance abuse, with drugs and alcohol playing a key part in injuries and fatalities.
The Andatech Sentry is a police breathalyser and baton specially designed for security and law enforcement officers.
The Christmas period tends to encourage an increase in alcohol consumption, but it can sometimes be difficult to determine how much is too much.
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.
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.
Results from Queensland wastewater show methamphetamine consumption has increased five times since 2009.
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.
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.