The rising incidence of ice use at HMAS Sterling has forced the Australian Defence Force to consider making the sailors assigned in the said naval base undergo hair drug testing, says Nick Butterly in a report for The West Australian.Read More
The policy of West Australian police to not test drink drivers for drugs needs to be changed, and that the WA Government should create a specific “combined impairment” charge for those who drive under the influence of both drugs and alcohol, according to a group of road safety researchers.Read More
For an employer with a workplace drug policy in place, being well-informed about drugs and drug addiction is essential. The same goes for the HR officers and the managers tasked with actually implementing that policy. They need to be familiar with the different illicit substances that employees may have access to, their effects, and most importantly, the signs of drug addiction.
Here are some useful drug addiction facts that employers and HR officers should know.Read More