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E N D TO E N D W O R K P L A C E S A F E T Y S O LU T I O N S
Australian enterprises are naturally dependent upon the people who work there, and for those people to
perform their daily tasks to the best of their ability; and it is well established that impairment through
Alcohol or other Drugs (AOD) can cause reduced employee effectiveness, increase absenteeism and lead
to an increase in workplace safety incidents. As a consequence employers across Australia have started to
deploy AOD testing programs to act as both a deterrent as well as to catch persistent offenders. Deployment
of an effective AOD Program is relatively easy to do however there is always the question of how effective
is any program? A Holistic approach considers the “whole organisation” and the entire solution required in
minimizing the workplace risk from alcohol and drugs to realise a truly effective AOD testing program.
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A L C O H O L A N D OT H E R D R U G S P O L I C Y: G E T T I N G I T R I G H T
Drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace can have very serious implications. With a potential to cause
accidents, serious injury and even death, it regularly reduces the productivity of affected employees. As each
company is different, they must address the complex question – how to implement an alcohol and other drugs
(AOD) policy. There are many things to consider and questions to be addressed.
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T R A I N I N G A N D E D U C AT I O N – A C R I T I C A L C O M P O N E N T I N A S A F E R W O R K P L A C E
Drug Testing
Person Testing
Testing
Equipment
Policy
Consequence
Alcohol Testing
Legal Challenge
Legal Prosecution
Drug and alcohol testing programs are only as good as the people carrying out the tasks.
To ensure AOD programs are both effective and non-disruptive to everyday working life, a trained employee is
essential. Educating your workforce through training adds real value to your business and enhances the safety
of your workplace.
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TO H E L P YO U I M P L E M E N T A N E F F EC T I V E A N D C O N S I S T E N T AO D P R O G R A M
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JUMP IN NUMBER OF TRUCK
DRIVERS TESTING POSITIVE FOR
ICE CONCERNS POLICE
I C E P R O M P T S U N I O N S TO
SUPPORT DRUG TESTING
The CFMEU and Victorian Labor Government
have reversed their opposition to mandatory
drug testing on construction sites after growing
problems with the drug ice. The CFMEU has
announced it supports mandatory drug testing,
despite opposing the previous government ’s
mandatory testing code just last year. Labor
scrapped the code – but has welcomed the
agreement between the CFMEU and employers.
The CFMEU’s policy supports mandatory saliva
testing for drugs for all people on a construction
site – including employers, construction workers,
crane drivers and tradesmen…
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More truck drivers are being caught driving under
the influence of drugs, including ice, prompting
a warning from police that a rogue element is
threatening public safety on the state’s roads.
Victoria Police caught 156 heavy vehicle drivers
operating while on drugs last year, a steep
increase on the 2013 figure of 86 drivers detected
under the influence. That figure is up again so far
this year, by 20 per cent, police say…
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V I C TO R I A N L I B E R A L S TO C O N S I D E R
D R U G T E S T I N G S H E A R E R S AT W O R K
Shearers could be drug tested at work if a group
of Liberal Party members in western Victoria
gets its way. The Liberal Party branch at Balmoral
said it was concerned about increased drug use
in regional communities and put a motion to the
Liberal Party State Council “to proactively support
agricultural organisations in implementing a drug
testing regime in the shearing industry ”…
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N O R T H E R N T E R R I TO RY F I S H I N G LO B BY
C A L L S F O R B O AT D R I N K-D R I V I N G L AW S,
S K I P P E R A L C O H O L B R E AT H T E S T S
The Northern Territory fishing lobby has for the
first time publicly thrown its support behind
boat drink-driving laws, ending a long period of
silence on a politically sensitive issue. The NT
and Western Australia are the only jurisdictions
in Australia that do not allow police to breath
test skippers in boats. Libertarian controls around
recreational boating have been a totem issue
of NT politics, with boaters arguing police may
already charge drunken skippers under reckless
boating laws…
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‘C H A I N O F R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y ’
L EG I S L AT I O N W I L L B E I N T R O D U C E D
I N TO WA L AW O N 27 A P R I L 2015
The introduction of ‘Chain of Responsibility ’
provisions into road transport law will be a
milestone moment for road safety in Western
Australia. Following proclamation of supporting
regulations, ‘Chain of Responsibility ’ legislation
will be introduced into WA law on 27 April 2015…
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At Alcolizer, we view the use of alcohol and other drugs testing programs by organisations as an essential
method in managing operational risk.
Whatever drug testing approach an employer decides upon, our Druglizer service can support you with a
wide-range of services including Drug Policy Review & Recommendations, tailored education and training
programs, Drug & Alcohol test equipment, as well as a the supply of a comprehensive range of drug and
alcohol test consumables.
Druglizer™ ensures your company is on the right side of the law with AOD Policy implementation and the
application of Drug and Alcohol management initiatives for clients.
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