Illicit drug use continues to rise in Western Australia, as statistics for drug possession and drug use prove. 

Western Australia is still the top consumer (per capita) of methamphetamine, accounting for an estimated 88.2 per cent of illicit drugs used in the state. Wastewater analyses in December of 2018 reveal West Australians consume 60 doses of meth per day

Furthermore, Western Australia also has one of the highest increase in unintentional overdose rates in the country due to prescription opioids. As per the authorities, the people we are losing are in the prime of their lives — between the ages of 30 to 59 — and that deaths are very much preventable.

As a business owner, you may have heard about the raids in Christmas Creek mine and Cloudbreak mine site some years ago, which was indeed very concerning. 

Did you know that only recently, there was a recent update of the REIWA training manual? Today, it includes an illicit drug awareness course and is also popular with other industry professionals. 

All in all, this tells you just how much of a problem illicit drug use is in Western Australia. As other industries move to make their workplaces safer. What are you doing for your business and employees?

Avoid Legal Liabilities

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Alcohol and other drugs cost Australian businesses billions of dollars in lost productivity annually. To add to that, there are Workers’ Compensation Claims and lawsuits that come with having an employee with a drug problem following a drug-related incident. 

Furthermore, the costs are not just financial. A drug-abusing employee can affect company morale and overall threaten the healthy work environment that you maintain.  

Truthfully, there is no place for a drug user in any type of workplace, whether it’s a safety-sensitive industry or not. 

Safework Laboratories offer pre-employment screening, random drug testing, fit for work screening, and more. We have the ability to test according to your workplace drug and alcohol policy. 

Find out Who Among Your Employees Is Taking Drugs Now

Without knowing who is taking drugs at work, how can you take action to keep your employees safe and protect your business?

Safework Laboratories has its own network of laboratories, which helps us provide fast results — within 24 hours of receipt. Our labs can test for the full range of illicit drugs, including methamphetamine, and opioids, which are very popular in Western Australia. 

Our Chief Toxicologist is there to answer any questions you may have about the drug test results. 

Drug Testing in Western Australia

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As an employer or HR manager, it is your legal obligation to provide a safe working environment for your employees. It is a dereliction of duty to allow drug use to proliferate in your workplace. 

As the leading drug testing company in Australia today, Safework Laboratories can help you secure your company and maintain a safe and healthy work environment for your employees. 

Moreover, our comprehensive drug testing services in Western Australia are updated continually to ensure that we stay current on the latest illicit drugs that enter the market as well as other safety issues. 

Pre-employment medical examinations

Beyond just drug testing prior to employment, we also offer full pre-employment medical examinations at our Belmont branch. For further details and to book an appointment online, please click here.

Making It Easy for You to Maintain a Safe and Healthy Workplace

Our Alcohol and Other Drug Testing labs are streamlined to minimise operational downtime. We even have our well-equipped and hygienic mobile clinics come to you if that’s what you are comfortable with. 

At Safework Laboratories, we let you choose what you are comfortable with. If you are ready to take the next step in keeping your workplace safe, talk to us today.

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