A national survey has revealed that more than one in twenty Australian workers admit to being intoxicated at work, and more than one in fifty say they have taken drugs during or before working hours, according to a report by Sacha Strebe for Safety Snippets.
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A recent poll has revealed that one out of 10 Victorian workers have either gone working while on drugs or have opted to take a day off because of it, according to an article in Pro Bono Australia.
Australia has one of the highest price tags for alcoholic drinks, and this fact drives higher demand for illicit drugs, which tend to be much cheaper than alcohol, according to an article written by Inga Ting for The Sydney Morning Herald.
In all fairness, many employers are actually doing their best to comply with work health and safety regimes. The problem, however, lies in the fact that they have to comply with up to eight different work health and safety regulations, especially when they have operations in various jurisdictions across Australia. In the face of all…
In line with its mission to recognise and reward excellence in workplace health and safety, Comcare has announced the names of the finalists for this year’s 2014 Comcare Work Health and Safety Awards.
The Fair Work Commission has deemed fair the decision of Qantas Airways Ltd to terminate the employment of an employee who showed up for work intoxicated.
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has decided to uphold the termination of a worker who tested positive for cannabis by Woolstar Pty Ltd, saying the levels of THC, the most active compound in cannabis, found in his system during a workplace drug test is “a matter for alarm”.
A survey conducted by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) has revealed that one out of three people employed in companies with drug-testing programs in place continue smoking cannabis, believing they are unlikely to be ever tested.