Workplace drug and alcohol testing vital


Research, community concerns and media commentary should be sending a clear message to Australian workplace owners and managers – testing of workers for drugs and alcohol is now more important than ever.

In recent months:

  • Media commentary on the effects of drugs in the community, in particular the drug ICE, has increased.
  • A survey found that 9% of workers admitted to drinking alcohol at work
  • The same survey found that 2% of workers confessed to attending work affected by drugs.

Testing of workers for drugs and alcohol, as part of a comprehensive drug and alcohol management program, should be on every workplace agenda.

If you’d like to discuss what you can do to protect your business from the dangers of alcohol and drug use in the workplace, contact Integrity Sampling today.

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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