In the wake of the positive ice drug test on the race horse named Shockaholic, Australian Trainers’ Association president Robbie Griffiths says a drug testing programme for horse trainers’ staff should be taken into consideration.Read More
For more than 15 years Michael White’s business has been dedicated to ensuring workplaces are safe from the effects of alcohol and other drug abuse.
Most managers are surprised to discover the true hidden cost of drug testing that most drug testing service providers will not tell you about.
It’s bad enough when establishments with liquor licences do not shut down customers who are drinking to excess, but it’s a lot worse when someone sells alcohol without a permit or licence of any kind, and at a boat trip at that. Now a company which did the exact same thing is in legal trouble after a boat trip it organised led to the death of a mortgage broker, says Danielle Le Messurier in a report for Perth Now.Read More
Mandatory ice drug testing on Australian construction sites could become the norm, with no less than labour unions spearheading the drive, says an article on Shanghai Daily.Read More
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled as unfair the sacking of an employee who displayed drunken behaviour and sexually harassed colleagues at an office party where unlimited alcohol was served, says Anna Patty in a report for The Sydney Morning Herald.Read More
Quoting data from Drug Info Australia, the article states that the losses suffered by Australian businesses from lost productivity due to drug and alcohol abuse is pegged at $6 billion a year. It also says that about half of the Australian workforce drinks at levels that are harmful.
When a worker is under the influence of alcohol, their capacity to fulfill their duties in the workplace is significantly diminished. Worse, alcohol intoxication also makes an employee more prone to workplace accidents, which are going to cost employers more in workers compensation, and if the worker decides to file suit, litigation costs, with or without a workplace alcohol policy in place.
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