Drug & alcohol testing

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.

Illicit drug testing gets more sophisticated

13 May, 2014

Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed innovative 'lab-on-a-chip' drug-testing technology which could transform police roadside and workplace drug testing.

LWS Synthetic Cannabis Test

07 May, 2014 | Supplied by: LaneWorkSafe Pty Ltd

The LWS Synthetic Cannabis Test identifies synthetic cannabinoids (JWH - 018 and JWH - 073) and their metabolites in human urine without the need of instrumentation.

LaneWorkSafe Oxycodone Test

06 May, 2014 | Supplied by: LaneWorkSafe Pty Ltd

The LaneWorkSafe Oxycodone (OXY) Test is a rapid, one-step test for the qualitative detection of oxycodone in urine.

New psychoactive drugs: no easy answer

11 April, 2014

New Zealand's new synthetic drug legislation raises as many questions as it answers, but deserves close observation in Australia, according to a new report released today.

Alcolizer Wall Mount

27 February, 2014 | Supplied by: TechRentals

The Alcolizer Wall Mount is availabe for rent from TechRentals.

Workplace drug and alcohol testing: keeping it in-house

18 February, 2014 | Supplied by: Pathtech Pty Ltd

It is possible for drug and alcohol testing to be conveniently and easily managed in-house, without sacrificing accuracy.

Drug and alcohol policy in the workplace

10 February, 2014 by Phillip Collins*

At the Australian Drug Foundation, we call alcohol and other drug use the "hidden cost" to Australian workplaces because, for the most part, many businesses are blind to its impact or reluctant to face up to it.

Queensland Police Service to use Dräger DrugTest 5000 for roadside testing

06 December, 2013 | Supplied by: Draeger Safety Pacific Pty Ltd

On 17 October 2013, the Queensland Police Service accepted Draeger Safety Pacific Pty Ltd's offer to enter into a standing offer arrangement for the provision of oral fluid roadside drug testing readers, consumables, maintenance and support.

Druglizer drug and alcohol testing service

30 August, 2013 | Supplied by: Alcolizer Technology

Druglizer is a comprehensive drug and alcohol testing service designed for commercial and industrial users across Australia.

Prescription drug misuse in the workplace

18 June, 2013 by A/Prof Apo Demirkol, Assess Medical Group AMG | Supplied by: Assess Medical Group

Illicit drug use and alcohol misuse are now recognised as factors that can affect health and safety in the workplace. The same may not be true for prescription drugs.

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