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Drug and Alcohol testing

Saliva vs urine drug testing

The question of saliva vs urine drug testing is a common one when writing and implementing a workplace drug and alcohol policy. We specialise in onsite drug testing in Perth and around Western Australia and this would be the most debated question by all of our clients when starting a drug and alcohol testing program. Today, urine drug testing…

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Medicinal cannabis now legal in Western Australia

Medicinal cannabis has just been legalised in Western Australia.  Medicinal cannabis, also referred to as medical marijuana, has been classified as a controlled drug nationally from 1 November 2016. Medicinal cannabis is a term that refers to preparations made from crude or raw cannabis. From 1 November, medicinal cannabis products may be prescribed by a specialist…

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Drug testing for ice – WA

Drug testing for ice or crystal meth has been very topical in the Perth media  Sadly, WA has the highest usage of ice in the country. Ice is methamphetamine in its purest form. According to a report by CCI WA, around 7000 WA workers turn up to work either under the influence of ice or suffering an…

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Mandatory drug testing – Building Code amendment

Drug and alcohol testing will be mandatory on large Commonwealth-funded building projects from late October. The Building Code (Fitness for Work/Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Workplace) Amendment Instrument 2015 stipulates that mandatory drug testing take place on the following building projects: where the Commonwealth’s contribution to the building project is at least $5 million and…

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Drug and Alcohol testing

It is essential that everyone in the workplace is aware that alcohol and other drugs may impact on their ability to work safely and may therefore affect the safety of others. Employers in Perth and around WA have a general ‘duty of care’ obligation to ensure that, as far as practicable, workers are not exposed…

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Drug and Alcohol Screening

Drug and alcohol screening (DAS) is most often performed as part of a workplace health and safety program, or during a pre-employment medical assessment of new staff.  Before implementing a workplace testing program it is important that you have a well documented Drug and Alcohol Policy that is well communicated to all staff within your organisation.

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