Workplace Health & Safety Show
Integrity Sampling was proud to be part of The Workplace Health & Safety Show, held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre between Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May. Hopefully we saw you there, but if we didn't and you'd like to chat about drug and alcohol management, get in contact with us.
As part of our involvement in the show, we ran a competition where people dropped their business cards in our fishbowl, with the lucky winner receiving a Drager personal breathalyser, valued at $329. We're pleased to announce that Emily Stuchberry from Veolia was the winner.
Congratulation to Emily!
Workplace drug and alcohol testing services
With drugs and alcohol costing Australian workplaces $5.2 billion a year and around 15 per cent of workplace injuries worldwide attributable to drug and alcohol use, drugs and alcohol are serious issues in the workplace. This is why drug and alcohol testing, as part of a robust workplace drug and alcohol management program, is a must for all Australian businesses serious about safety.
Integrity Sampling can help Australian businesses with all aspects of workplace drug and alcohol management, including:
- Developing and implementing a drug and alcohol management program for your workplace.
- Developing policies and procedures related to drugs and alcohol.
- Conducting workplace drug testing, predominantly using saliva drug testing.
- Conducting workplace alcohol testing.
- Providing education and awareness for your employees, an essential component of any drug and alcohol management program.
Integrity Sampling has helped hundreds of clients throughout Australia with workplace drug and alcohol management services since our inception in 2001. Drug and alcohol management and testing is our sole business and we are experts at what we do.
Contact Integrity Sampling to discuss your needs and to see how we can assist you.
Integrity Sampling Australia Pty Ltd is an Exclusive Dräger Partner and is accredited to Australian Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and certified by the Compass Quality Management System ISO 9001
Workplace COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Saliva Testing
There has never been a greater need for accurate, simple to use, low cost, rapid testing to enable government, businesses, schools, and families to defend against COVID-19. Vaccination programs underpin our way through the pandemic, but rapid testing is vital if we are to avoid ongoing lockdowns.
What is the advantage of Rapid Saliva Antigen Test over RT-PCR test?
In comparison with the Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RT- PCR Test), Rapid Saliva Antigen Test Kit enables us to screen the existence of the illness of concern in a very short time. This benefit gives us the opportunity to test more people in less time. It is a major advantage in the event of worldwide pandemics such as COVID-19. Since many of the COVID-19 symptoms are similar to those associated with common cold, or other diseases, the testing of a person having or not COVID-19 is required.
The tests are conducted by Integrity Sampling accredited technicians trained in the correct use and interpretation of the test by health practitioners who are on call to provide additional assistance or advice, as required.
- Easy saliva sample – Pain Free - No nasal swab
- Rapid detection within 15 mins
- Point of care (POC) testing with easy-to-read visual interpretation
So that uncertainty doesn’t come along for the ride!
Have you already had one too many or is your blood alcohol content still in the green?
Whether there is still residual alcohol in the body is something that people often find out too late. With the Dräger Alcotest® 4000 you can test yourself at any time if you are ready to drive. This way, you can be more relaxed when faced with alcohol checkpoints by police or employer. No residual alcohol, no stress.
Dräger Alcotest® 4000 arriving from June 2021
The breathalyser Dräger Alcotest® 4000 offers responsible drivers a reliable way to test their breath alcohol, boasting more technology than ever before, compact design, the Alcotest 4000 fits into a trouser pocket or purse. Therefore, you can take a test discreetly at any time – no matter where you are.
The fast and compact Alcotest 4000 breathalyser meets the highest requirements of personal use breath-alcohol analysis. Key Features:
- Reliability thanks to premium sensor technology
- 12 monthly calibrations
- AS3547:2019 breathalyser certification
- Battery compartment
- Replaceable/Washable mouthpiece
Drug and alcohol testing in a COVID normal world
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation have an excellent page on their website which succinctly explains the dangers of drugs and driving on our roads.
While the information is specifically aimed at road users, it’s just as relevant to employees who work in roles where safety is important. These are workplace employees who, like drivers and motorcyclists, need to be focussed and concentrating on the task at hand, for the safety of themselves and others. When alcohol or drugs (including illegal and some prescription drugs) is added to this workplace mix it’s a dangerous combination. People who come to work under the influence pose a danger to everyone in the workplace.
One of the ways of protecting your business from the scourge of drugs and alcohol is to conduct workplace drug and alcohol testing, as part of an overall drug and alcohol management plan. By conducting testing, you’ll be able to identify employees who knowingly or unknowingly are placing themselves and others in danger.
As Australia moves more towards a COVID-19 normal world, Integrity Sampling is continuing to conduct workplace drug and alcohol testing at all our branches across Australia. We have taken extra steps to ensure our staff are provided with additional training, PPE gear, disinfectants and sanitisers in line with the guidelines provided by the Australian Department of Health in relation to COVID-19.
In short, we are COVID-ready to help your business through this difficult time.
Please contact us if you have any questions about drug and alcohol management in your workplace.
Integrity Sampling AUS & NZ