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Addressing Alcohol Abuse Issues in the Workplace

Australia has a very distinct drinking culture, and it is not unexpected for that culture to spill over into the workplace. We all know, however, how detrimental alcohol can be to everyone in a place of business. When someone is consuming alcohol, the health and safety of everyone in the workplace may become compromised. Accidents…

Creating a Successful Drug-Safe Workplace Policy

Many employers have already realised how important it is to establish a drug-safe workplace policy, and have taken measures to get one developed and implemented the soonest possible time. What many employers have not realised, however, is that one company’s drug-safe workplace policy might not be applicable to another. To create a successful drug-safe workplace…

Are Drug Tests Not Working?

Employers all over the world have established drug testing programs to keep everyone in the workplace healthy, safe, and productive, but an article by Lydia DePillis for The Washington Post says there is a dip in drug tests in the workplace because there’s not much evidence that drug tests actually improve safety and productivity.

Scientists Have Developed Exhaled Breath Drug Test

Ever since workplaces started requiring workers to take drug tests, those opposed to them have consistently labeled the practice as an invasion of privacy, as employees are being asked to submit urine samples for the tests or face consequences. However, a recent scientific development might put a stop to all that, as scientists have reported…

Understanding the Effects of Cocaine

There was a time when cocaine was the most fashionable illicit drug in the world. Classified as a stimulant, it was the drug of choice for many addicts, particularly those who can afford it as it tended to be more expensive than other illegal drugs. It had its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, but…