Drug and alcohol testing is becoming more widely accepted in Australian workplaces, but some employers still have questions - and possibly concerns - about the process, according to a leading national supplier of screening programs
For most companies considering the introduction of drug and alcohol tests in the workplace, the first question asked is: "Where do I start?"
The Federal Government is amending the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations to mandate drug and alcohol testing for all safety sensitive airline personnel, and may also require random testing.
A UK shipyard has sacked one worker and another is facing disciplinary action after testing positive for alcohol.
The US Department of Health and Human Services will begin testing a system using handheld personal digital assistants (PDAs) for transmitting urgent information about biological agents to clinicians.