Drug sniffer dogs have played a crucial role in police drug raids conducted around pubs and clubs in Coffs Harbour, Sawtell, and Woolgoolga, according to a report in The Coffs Coast Advocate. (more…)Read More
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled against the unfair dismissal claim of a worker sacked for refusing urine test. (more…)Read More
The Fair Work Commission has approved a drug test clause in Rooty Hill RSL Club Ltd’s new enterprise agreement.Read More
As 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.Read More
Heroin 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.Read More
In dismissing a sacked worker’s claim of unfair dismissal, the Fair Work Commission has ruled that while saliva tests are better at detecting impairment at the time of the test, urine tests are not unreasonable.Read More
A commissioner for the Fair Work Commission or FWC has dismissed the claim of a mine worker sacked for being under the influence of drugs at work that her drink was spiked during her roster break.Read More
It 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.Read More