Why Should You Drug Test In The Workplace?
There are of course many reasons why you want to drug test in the workplace. Here are the main three:
1. Employee Health and Safety
Alcohol and Other Drugs (A & OD) are one of many potential factors that can have an impact of workplace health and safety. It is a workplace obligation under WH&S Act 2011** to take reasonable steps to ensure safety in a workplace. It is not unreasonable to expect your employees will come to work Fit for Duty and by having an A & OD policy and procedure you can tick that box off as covered, along with Fatigue and other health related policies that can affect performance.
** Read more: Work Health and Safety Act 2011
2. Legal Requirements
Depending on your industry, you may have a legal requirement to do testing on your employees.
3. Getting Work/Tenders
It is quickly becoming apparent, that it is an expectation that companies have an A & OD program as part of a tender process or bidding for work in any way. Without one, it is viewed that your safety systems are not as comprehensive and your company may not be viewed as favourably as others bidding for the work, who have one.
Why Drug Test in the Workplace with Safework Laboratories?
Each one of the above points is a compelling reason why we should drug test in the workplace.
Safework Laboratories offers business across Australia the complete solution to drug and alcohol-related issues in the workplace. Our innovative holistic approach provides a comprehensive solution and includes testing and results analysis, policy development, educational workshops, certified training programs, as well as the choice of our unique, hygienic mobile clinics or our in-house screening.
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