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Safework Laboratories COVID-19 FAQ

FAQ: Drug Testing at Work During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be one of the biggest public health challenges in recent history. The highly infectious disease has already spread to more than 190 countries and territories, infecting nearly half a million people and killing tens of thousands in its first three months. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked individuals…

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Can An Employee Refuse A Drug Test?

So your employee has refused a drug test. You are probably thinking — is this even possible? You’ve seen the figures: employee drug and alcohol use costs Australian businesses $6 billion per year in lost productivity.  As an employer, you have every reason to perform drug and alcohol testing. This is true not just in high-risk…

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Fake Urine Detection

Safework Laboratories has responded to the increase in synthetic or fake urine detection in our laboratories. At the moment it is a very small percentage of our overall laboratory workload, but the numbers are rising.

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Hair testing for illicit drugs in Australia

Hair testing for illicit drugs is incorrectly referred to as “hair follicle testing”. As a matter of fact, only the hair shaft goes undergoes testing and not the follicle beneath the scalp. Hair testing for drugs is rapidly becoming more frequent in Australia, primarily in: Family law court or disputed child custody situations Return to…