Let’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.Read More
How 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.Read More
Workplace 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.Read More
Many 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.Read More
Employers have the right to implement their drug policy among their employees. If that drug policy includes a drug testing program, then an employer can ask employees to undergo drug tests. The question is, can employees refuse drug testing? An article by Mary Luros for the Napa Valley Register suggests that employees can’t, not when the employer has “reasonable suspicion” that the employee is on drugs.Read More
The Fair Work Commission has effectively paved the way for companies to conduct confirmatory urine drug and alcohol tests on workers who fail saliva tests after quashing a previous decision by a Deputy President of the commission on the issue.Read More