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Avoid Alcohol-Related Incidents During Office Christmas Party

office Christmas partyThe Christmas season is upon us once again, and for employers and employees, that means it’s time for Christmas parties. Time to loosen those ties, have fun, and get some alcohol into your system. While there’s no problem with serving alcohol at a work Christmas party, it is highly likely that someone is going to drink a tad too much and get hurt in the process. In some cases, someone gets too drunk and starts behaving inappropriately. And when someone drunk gets injured at a work party or grossly offended by the actions of a colleague who’s had too much to drink, that opens the employer up to potential legal action.

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What You Need To Know Regarding Workplace Drug Testing

workplace drug testingWorkplace drug testing is becoming increasingly common, and that is a great thing. It is, after all, an essential component of workplace health and safety. The more regularly workplace drug testing is done, the safer and less prone to accidents workplaces would become. Implementing a workplace drug testing program, however, is not something you just implement arbitrarily. It is, in fact, a program that takes a lot of thought and planning. Here are some important things you need to know about workplace drug testing.

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Are We Entering The ‘Ice’ Age?

teenager using drugsLet’s talk about an ice epidemic in the NSW that has been going around for some time as more and more people are getting hooked on the drug. A report by Eamonn Duff for The Sydney Morning Herald makes the epidemic seem even worse, because children are already involved.

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How Alcohol Abuse Can Ruin Your Physical Appearance

alcohol abuseHow a person looks depends on a number of things. The food we eat, for instance, is a huge factor in our appearance. Eat healthy food, and you’ll look great. Eat junk, and watch your looks fade away. The same goes for the substances we ingest, particularly when any of those substances are of the addictive kind, like alcohol. Drinking to excess can cause a lot of health problems, but many people overlook the fact that it also takes a toll on one’s looks. Here’s how alcohol abuse can ruin your physical appearance.

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How Mandatory Drug Tests Can Make the Workplace Better

mandatory drug testingWorkplace drug testing is slowly becoming an important part of an employer’s workplace drug policy, and for good reason: it carries with it a host of benefits for the workplace. Whether the people being tested are current employees or prospective ones, there is no question that the benefits far outweigh any of the negative issues those against workplace drug testing throw against it. Mandatory drug tests improve the workplace, and here’s how they do exactly that.

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Grasping How Hair Drug Testing Works

hair drug testingMany employers are now implementing drug testing programs in their respective businesses. They use a variety of methods, including hair drug testing. This method works by identifying the drug metabolites that enter the scalp’s blood vessels and are filtered by the hair. The metabolites stay in the hair as some sort of a permanent record of person’s drug use, and that’s why hair drug testing came to be one of the more common types of drug testing these days.

So what goes on during a hair drug test? Here’s a glance at the process.

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