Drug & alcohol testing

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.


Guidance checklist for managing drug testing in-house

23 January, 2015 | Supplied by: Pathtech Pty Ltd

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.


Synthetic marijuana and its implementation into workplace drug testing/screening

09 December, 2014 | Supplied by: LaneWorkSafe Pty Ltd

While considered a banned substance, synthetic marijuana is not listed in Australian Standards AS4308:2008 but LaneWorkSafe has an on-site device that can accurately detect for this substance in the workplace.


WA initiative tackles alcohol in the workplace

25 September, 2014

The WA Minister for Mental Health, Helen Morton, has launched a resource to address the issue of alcohol in the workplace.


AlcoMeasure WM - LIVE wall-mounted alcohol breathalyser

01 August, 2014 | Supplied by: Breathalyser Services

The AlcoMeasure WM - LIVE is the next generation of wall-mounted alcohol breathalyser.


1 in 10 workers absent or affected by drugs at work

28 July, 2014

A new poll has revealed how many Victorian employees take sick days or are affected by drugs at work.


Are prescription pills and work a dangerous mix?

08 July, 2014

Flinders University researchers are exploring the potential problems associated with prescribed opioid use in the South Australian workforce.


Increasing trend in prescription-drug misuse

12 June, 2014 | Supplied by: LaneWorkSafe Pty Ltd

While the use of synthetic drugs has grabbed the headlines of late, there is a growing recognition that prescription-based medicines are on the rise and indications are that drugs of this type are being more and more used for illicit purposes.


Rail takes drug and alcohol testing seriously

30 May, 2014

New drug and alcohol testing data, released by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), has shown a decrease in the rate of positive results amongst employees over two years, even though the number of tests conducted has increased by nearly 55%.


WA government introduces alcohol interlocks

20 May, 2014

The WA government is to introduce alcohol interlock system legislation that will require repeat drink drivers to pay for installation and maintenance of an alcohol interlock for their vehicle that will prevent drunk drivers from starting their vehicle.


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