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The Dilemma With Party Drugs

The idea of your children going to music festivals and raves is no more unusual than when you went to underground music or even disco clubs when you were their age. They’re young, free and single, they’re going to have whatever it is they consider “fun” these days, and you’ll be as helpless as your own parents were when you went home from your nights out at the break of dawn. Partying when you’re young is perfectly normal, regardless of what generation you belong.

However, there is a major difference between our generation and this generation with regards to partying, and that’s the proliferation of party drugs at raves, which, more often than not, leads to incidents you certainly wouldn’t want your kids to get involved in.

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Drug-safe Building Sites Becoming a Reality – A Partnership is Born

drug-safe building sitesAround two years ago, the Master Builders Association ACT and Frontline Diagnostics started a conversation regarding the disturbingly high incidence of alcohol and other drug use within the building and construction industry (now stands at 20%, or 1 in 5 workers).

It was agreed between the two management bodies that an approach to Government may have some positive response, particularly with the ICE epidemic growing steadily.

MBA ACT and Frontline Diagnostics wished to indicate a leadership response in addressing the growing drug issues.

What wasn’t expected was for the Federal Govt. to take the leadership role and introduce legislation that could herald the start of a new responsible approach to workplace safety.

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