The price of alcohol may skyrocket, but Australians will continue drinking nevertheless, according to the country’s largest alcohol retailers.Read More
Two mine sites in Western Australia were raided last month as part of the government’s crackdown on illicit drugs, according to a report by Esmarie Swanepoel for Mining Weekly.
The subjects of the drug raids by Western Australian police were iron-ore miner Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mine and the Cloudbreak mine site. (more…)Read More
Australian businesses are losing up to $6 billion in productivity because of drugs and alcohol issues in the workplace, according to an article by Yolanda Redrup for SmartCompany. (more…)Read More
While some employers conduct random and completely unannounced drug testing on their workers, there are some who schedule a company-wide drug test procedure, enabling employees to be aware of the upcoming drug test Typically, drug users will take desperate measures to pass those drug test by all means, and this article is not in any way about that. This is just basic information addressed to everyone so they would know what documents to prepare or what steps to take to ensure that their drug testing would go as smoothly as possible.Read More
A lot employers these days have already realised how important it is to have a drug-free environment in the workplace. With all the trouble attached to drug-related mishaps and incidents in the workplace, the decision by employers to implement a workplace drug policy is a wise one. Some employers, however, don’t know where to begin just yet. Here are some tips for employers who wish to establish a drug-free environment in the workplace for the first time.Read More
From the very start, the idea of random drug testing has always been a divisive one. It has its share of both supporters and critics. Those who advocate say it is the right of the employer to know if any of his or her workers are impaired in the name of workplace health and safety. Its enemies, on the other hand, say random drug testing is a gross violation of a worker’s right to privacy, among other things.
What does the public in general think about random drug testing? We asked some people around for their views on random drug testing, and here are some completely random opinions that we collected.Read More
Many employers are now requiring job applicants to undergo a drug test before they can get hired. If you’re one of those jobseekers and you know that you’ll fail the test, should you proceed with taking it? In an article for CareerRealism, J.T. O’Donnell says you shouldn’t, and proceeds to enumerate the reasons why.Read More
If you’re an employer and your business has a clear workplace drug policy in place, good for you. It is, after all, your obligation to ensure that the workplace you’re providing your employees is a healthy and safe one, and a workplace drug policy contributes in a big way to that.
Some employers, however, make the mistake of equating a workplace drug policy with a drug testing policy. A workplace drug policy and a drug-testing policy are not the same thing. Just because you have a drug policy in place doesn’t mean you can just test your employees for drugs anytime you want. So what does having a workplace drug policy really mean?Read More