Drug & alcohol testing

Local council updates its drug screening processes

08 June, 2017 | Supplied by: Pathtech Pty Ltd

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 | Supplied by: Pathtech Pty Ltd

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 | Supplied by: Alere Australia

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

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 | Supplied by: Safe Work Laboratories

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.

Are your projects compliant with current building regulations?

30 November, 2016 | Supplied by: LaneWorkSafe Pty Ltd

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 | Supplied by: Andatech Pty Ltd

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 | Supplied by: Andatech Pty Ltd

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 | Supplied by: Pathtech Pty Ltd

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.

Workplace drug and alcohol training course offer

19 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Pathtech Pty Ltd

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.

Revealing results about drug and alcohol testing

02 February, 2016 | Supplied by: AusHealth Corporate Pty Ltd

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 dual role of wellness programs and drug and alcohol testing policies

29 January, 2016 by Clayton S Jan, Communications Advisor for Andatech | Supplied by: Andatech Pty Ltd

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.

The rising cost of drug use

01 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Pathtech Pty Ltd

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.

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