In a podcast for Gizmodo Australia, Rose Eveleth brings up the idea of taking a future drug that will help you never sleep again, and whether or not people would actually consider taking it. Eveleth discussed the topic James Hughes, executive director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and Nancy Kress, author of the sci-fi trilogy Beggars in Spain, which is about people genetically engineered to be unable to sleep.Read More
According to new figures released by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA), the month-long AUSTRANS campaign successfully apprehended 190 heavy vehicle drivers who tested positive to drugs or alcohol. The figure marks an increase from last year’s catch, which was pegged at 172.
The blitz, which was a joint operation between Australian and New Zealand police with the cooperation of road and OHS agencies, also intercepted 323 people driving heavy vehicles without a licence, pinpointed 3271 work diary breaches, spotted 1518 improperly restrained loads, and caught 145 trucks with speed-tampering devices.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