Considerable support for random drug tests for employees
According to the informal online survey that ended on June 5, 2015, 66 per cent of participants voted in favour of drug tests for employees of all businesses in the area, with 14 per cent saying no. The remaining 18 per cent said it depends on what the business is.
Apart from the poll about random drug tests for employees, The Morning Bulletin also conducted a survey about the Livingstone council having a policy to test employees for drugs, which 87 per cent of participants said yes to.
The polls, as the disclaimers beneath them declare, are not scientific ones. However, they do provide a sampling of what Central Queenslanders—those who read The Morning Bulletin at least—think about workplace drug testing these days, and the results are mighty encouraging, especially for employers who have yet to initiate drug policy development. Considering how workplace drug use has been rising of late, it’s heartening to know that ordinary citizens are aware of the dangers brought about by drug use in the workplace, and that random drug tests for employees can help protect the health and safety of everyone there.
Click here to see the poll.