A commissioner for the Fair Work Commission or FWC has dismissed the claim of a mine worker sacked for being under the influence of drugs at work that her drink was spiked during her roster break.
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It can never be stated enough how important crafting a drug and alcohol policy in the workplace is. While alcoholism and drug abuse may seem like purely personal issues, it stops being that when their effects become apparent and felt in the workplace. And with almost 70 per cent of drug users being fully employed according to…
It’s alarming to learn that a United Nations report on worldwide drug use has revealed that Australia has the highest rates per capita of dangerous and illicit drug use in the world. Add to that the fact that nearly 70 per cent of drug users are actually employed full time. This should spur employers who…
A 61-year-old man from Ohio has been arrested for selling fake urine for drug tests, according to a report by Lee Moran for Daily News.
Police officers in Greenock, Scotland have arrested a railway worker after discovering thousands of pounds’ worth of stashed in the van he uses for work, according to an article in the Greenock Telegraph.
For Australians who are hoping the country will follow in the footsteps of a number of American states in allowing cannabis to be used legally as prescription medication, their hopes may have been dashed by a medical expert who says it won’t be approved for such use, according to an article on News.com.au
After a thorough investigation, aerospace giant Boeing has decided to terminate the employment of four employees accused of selling and using drugs in the workplace, says a report by Dominic Gates for The Seattle Times.
Many employers are starting to implement workplace drug testing programs, but are they really necessary? If the results of a number of studies are to be believed, the answer to that question is a big yes. Here are some of the reasons why workplace drug testing is necessary.