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More Australian Mines Targeted in Anti-drug Raids

mining siteAs it is, the mining industry is already a high risk place for work. Mine workers face more dangers on a daily basis than your typical labourer in any other industry. Drug use, however, has made mining an even more dangerous job. This is the case with the Australian mining industry, which has a long history of dealing with drug-related issues among its workers.

Over the years, Australian mines have been the subject of police in anti-drug operations that have resulted in numerous drug arrests, and it’s not about to slow down anytime soon as authorities have promised that there will be more Australian mines targeted in anti-drug raids in the future.

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How to Tell if a Colleague is a Heroin User

heroin userHeroin is one of the most addictive substances in existence. Synthesised from a poppy plant and classified as an opiate, heroin is an illegal but very popular drug in most countries, Australia included. Due to its popularity, it is quite possible that many members of the workforce are into this drug, making it a matter of concern for employers and employees alike.

To help you accurately tell if a colleague is a heroin user or not, here are some useful tips.

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Your Guide in Crafting a Drug and Alcohol Policy

drug and alcohol policyIt can never be stated enough how important crafting a drug and alcohol policy in the workplace is. While alcoholism and drug abuse may seem like purely personal issues, it stops being that when their effects become apparent and felt in the workplace. And with almost 70 per cent of drug users being fully employed according to a United Nations report on worldwide drug use, the development and implementation of a drug and alcohol policy in the workplace becomes even more imperative for many employers.

If you’re an employer and you haven’t crafted a drug and alcohol policy yet, it’s about time you get it done.

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Creating a Drug-Safe Work Environment

drug-safe work environmentIt’s alarming to learn that a United Nations report on worldwide drug use has revealed that Australia has the highest rates per capita of dangerous and illicit drug use in the world. Add to that the fact that nearly 70 per cent of drug users are actually employed full time. This should spur employers who haven’t created a drug-safe work environment just yet to finally make an effort to do so.

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