Union backs saliva drug and alcohol testing


The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union wants mining companies to only use the saliva method when testing employees for drugs and alcohol.

A spokesperson for the union says that saliva drug testing and alcohol drug testing is not only an accurate and effective way of testing for drugs and alcohol, it’s also far less intrusive than urine testing for its workers.

The union’s stance comes after the Fair Work Commission upheld a decision to ban urine tests at a NSW Government-owned electricity company.

Integrity Sampling has been using saliva drug and alcohol testing methods for over ten years. As well as being unobtrusive and accurate, saliva testing is also fast, with results obtained in around 5 minutes.

By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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