A national survey has revealed that more than one in twenty Australian workers admit to being intoxicated at work, and more than one in fifty say they have taken drugs during or before working hours, according to a report by Sacha Strebe for Safety Snippets. (more…)Read More
Australia has one of the highest price tags for alcoholic drinks, and this fact drives higher demand for illicit drugs, which tend to be much cheaper than alcohol, according to an article written by Inga Ting for The Sydney Morning Herald.Read More
In all fairness, many employers are actually doing their best to comply with work health and safety regimes. The problem, however, lies in the fact that they have to comply with up to eight different work health and safety regulations, especially when they have operations in various jurisdictions across Australia.
In the face of all the red tape and complications of this existing system, there is a need for new, streamlined and national work safety laws, and that is exactly what a bill filed before Parliament aims to do once it becomes a law.Read More
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has decided to uphold the termination of a worker who tested positive for cannabis by Woolstar Pty Ltd, saying the levels of THC, the most active compound in cannabis, found in his system during a workplace drug test is “a matter for alarm”.Read More
A survey conducted by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) has revealed that one out of three people employed in companies with drug-testing programs in place continue smoking cannabis, believing they are unlikely to be ever tested.Read More