Australia's drug overdose problem

Drug overdose kills more Australians than road accidents

Drug abuse: It’s a silent yet deadly epidemic that’s been secretly sweeping across Australia for decades. And as this hidden scourge continues to worsen, the death toll due to drug overdose will keep rising with it. In fact, according to the Pennington Institute’s Australia’s Annual Overdose Report 2020, there were 2,070 drug overdose deaths in…

Dangers of PCP (phencyclidine) abuse in the workplace

PCP Testing And Everything You Need To Know About it

PCP might not be as widely known as other drugs of abuse such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin or ecstasy. However, it has been destroying countless lives around the world for years. Even a small dose of this hallucinogenic drug can already debilitate and disorient people. In large doses, it can cause violent and suicidal behaviour…

Keeping synthetic drug abuse in the workplace a secret

How to guard against synthetic drug abuse at work

Synthetic drug abuse in the workplace is a serious problem, but sadly it’s not being discussed enough. Drug users are typically very good at hiding their habits, especially if they’re at work. And as a society, we’re generally taught not to tell on our coworkers. This makes it harder to address the situation. However, as…

Low-dose CBD oils (cannabidiol) are now available in Australian pharmacies

Is CBD Oil Consumption Safe for the Workplace?

Pharmacies in Australia now sell low-dose CBD oil without the need for a prescription as of 1 February 2021. The news comes after the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced a final decision to down-schedule certain CBD products. This marks the first time that the mood-altering substance is made available to the public through pharmacies. With easier…

cocaine use in Australia

Cocaine use still growing despite COVID-19

Australia’s problem with widespread cocaine use continues despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sydney police conducted major drug busts related to so-called ‘Dial-a-Dealer’ operations in the city from November to December 2020. Officers seized more than $170,000 worth of illicit drugs including cocaine, cannabis and MDMA. They also arrested 137 people, some of which were professionals…

Workplace safety acronyms and signs

Workplace Safety Acronyms: WHS, OHS, OSH, SMS & CoR

Every business leader needs to be familiar with the different workplace safety acronyms. Depending on where your business is located, you might see WHS, OHS or OSH in your company’s occupational safety policy. Most of these terms have practically the same meaning. However, some states and organisations prefer to use certain acronyms in their legal…