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NY Town Establishes Workplace Violence Committee

A small town in the State of New York has established a Workplace Violence Committee in keeping with the requirements of the State Department of Labor’s Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau, according to an article in the Press Republican. The committee, which is made up of a diverse mix of town employees, will deal…

How Reliable are Hair Drug Tests?

When implementing a workplace drug testing program, employers have a variety of testing methods to choose from. Hair drug testing is one of them, along with urine and saliva tests. At present, urine drug testing is proving to be the popular choice among employers. However, some are choosing hair drug testing for the purpose, and…

Combating Drugs in the Oilfield

Working in an oilfield is a profession that’s hazardous enough all by itself. Add drugs and alcohol to the mix and you have a pretty dicey situation on hand. The authorities of Greeley in Colorado, USA understand this only too well, and are now aggressively combating drugs in the oilfield, according to an article by…

Should the Workplace Allow Medical Cannabis?

With many jurisdictions in the United States legalising medical marijuana, many employers are now at a loss on how these new laws work vis-à-vis their own drug and alcohol policies, which certainly count marijuana or cannabis as among the substances that could seriously impair their employees while at work. Certainly not helping is the fact…

A Review of Drug Offences in Australia

Many people are under the impression that the legalisation of cannabis in some states in the United States would encourage other countries like Australia to follow suit. To date, however, the Australian government hasn’t legalised cannabis, and does not appear too eager to do so. Cannabis remains illegal in Australia, and the same goes for…