Drug & alcohol testing

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: The AusHealth Hospital Research Fund 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.

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.

B&W TacticID-GP Raman Spectrometer

07 July, 2015 | Supplied by: SciTech Pty Ltd

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.

Andatech AlcoSense Precision+ industrial breathalyser

01 June, 2015 | Supplied by: Andatech Pty Ltd

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

Pacific Data Systems DOA multiscreen drug detection reader

26 May, 2015 | Supplied by: Pacific Data Systems

The handheld DOA Multi-Screen Drug Detection Reader can be used for drug testing with oral fluid (saliva) and urine.

Constructing tools to tackle alcohol and drug awareness

25 May, 2015

Construction workers and their employers could have a new tool, which was launched today by Swinburne University of Technology, to tackle alcohol and drug use and help create a safer workplace.

Drug testing demand on the rise

14 May, 2015

Two well-known drug testing agencies have formed a collaborative partnership to open a new testing facility in New Zealand to combat the growing demand for drug abuse detection.

Aussies want workmates to quit the cones

06 May, 2015

A recent online survey conducted by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) has found Australian workers believe cannabis use has a detrimental effect on the performance of their co-workers.

Trained to keep FIFO mine workers safe

07 April, 2015

A remote mining site in the Northern Territory organised in-house training to ensure all its staff were adequately and consistently trained in the correct drug and alcohol testing in-house procedures for its FIFO workforce.

Alcohol interlock legislation passes in WA Parliament

19 February, 2015

​Repeat drink drivers in Western Australia will now be forced to install and pay for an interlock system in their vehicles.

Andatech AlcoSense Surety industrial breathalyser

05 February, 2015 | Supplied by: Andatech Pty Ltd

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

Guidance checklist for managing drug testing in-house

23 January, 2015

Pathtech has compiled a Q&A checklist that may help with guidance for organisations managing an in-house drug testing program or considering making changes to their self-managed testing.

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