A recent study conducted by researchers from Curtin University has found out that the mining industry—and even the construction sector—is no worse off than other industries when it comes to prescription drug misuse, says a report by Andrew Duffy for Australia’s Mining Monthly.
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For some time now, the mining and construction industry have been often cited as sectors that have a deeply-rooted drug problem among its workers. However, if news reports, profession insider stories and rumours are to be believed, the legal profession in Australia is also currently facing a major drug problem itself. Yes, lawyers do get…
In an article for The Sydney Morning Herald, Gabriel Wingate-Pearse talks about the anguish of a mother who is bearing witness to the way ice addiction is destroying his 16-year-old son’s life.
In an article for The Roar, Glenn Mitchell poses a question asking if we really need to know if Australian Football League players are drug users.
A new study from German researchers is saying that a hair drug test can lead to a false positive, mainly because it can also detect secondhand traces of marijuana on someone who isn’t even using the substance, says Susan Scutti in a report for Medical Daily.
The decision to enforce in phases the drug and alcohol fitness for work amendments–specifically the compulsory drug tests–for the building and construction industry under the Building Code 2013 has been welcomed by Master Builders Australia, a major Australian building and construction industry association.
A merchant seaman who asked not to be identified has claimed that a significant number of fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers in Australia’s resources industry regularly cheat on their urine drug tests, reports Brendan Foster for Stuff.co.nz.
How effective are workplace drug policies? Very, if a recently published study on how good Australian workplaces are at dealing with drug and alcohol use among employees is to be believed.