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Drug Tests in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

urine testDrug tests in the workplace are becoming more common, with employers getting smart to the fact that 70 per cent of drug users are actually fully employed, according to a United Nations report on worldwide drug use. However, if you’re an employer and you haven’t implemented a drug testing program, here are some things you need to know about it.

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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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