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Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse in the Workplace

Many people die each year from overdosing on illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, or crystal meth, but they are not the drugs that kill the most people annually. That dubious distinction belongs to prescription drugs, which, ironically, can be legally bought at any drugstore as long you have a legitimate prescription from a doctor.…

Drug Problem In the Shearing Industry

Drug use may be at the heart of the abuse sheep as they go through the hands of some workers in the shearing industry, says Lucy Barbour in a report for ABC.net.au. Sheep punched, kicked, and thrown This concern about drugs in the shearing industry arose after animal rights group People for The Ethical Treatment…

Choosing a Workplace Breathalyser

The problem of drunk driving is increasingly becoming worse, as the streets of Australia continue to be traversed by alcohol-impaired drivers. In NSW alone, about 20 per cent of fatal accidents include drunk driving as a factor. Such tragedies could have been avoided if the drivers involved actually had to undergo a breath test before…

The Benefits of Workplace Drug Testing

For all intents and purposes, workplace drug testing should always be a positive process. However, for one reason or another, many workers and even employers themselves focus only on the negative connotations of workplace drug testing. By negative connotations, we’re referring to the “get tested or else” or “test negative or be punished” approach that…