Five “Common Mistakes” in Workplace Drug & Alcohol Policies & Procedures

A technically correct Policy & Procedure is the basis of any successful Drug and Alcohol Management Program (DAMP). It should comprise a range of strategies including education / awareness training, employee assistance programs, alcohol and other drug testing and procedures for breach of Policy or Procedure. Failure to develop a technically correct Policy and Procedure…

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Seven Steps to a “Successful” Drug Testing Program

“A successful Drug and Alcohol Management Program (DAMP) will incorporate regular random testing, ideally resulting in zero positive test results.” Colin Thomas, Relevant Drug Testing Solutions There is a common misconception in workplaces that if you are not detecting alcohol or illegal drugs among your personnel, you no longer need to conduct random testing, or…

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AOD a major factor in coastal deaths

Alcohol and other drugs (AOD) in Australia account for more than 4,186 deaths per annum and have a combined economic loss of $23.5 billion to the community.1 And with the release of a new report from Surf Life Saving Australia2, it is evident alcohol and other drugs also play a major factor in coastal deaths…

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Millions of dollars in cash and drugs uncovered by Tasmania Police

Key Points:• 6 people arrested• Police raid properties across Tasmania and Queensland• More than $4 million in cocaine and methamphetamine seized• Largest illicit drug investigation Tasmania police have conducted Tasmania Police Assistant Commissioner Jonathan Higgins said the drug investigation had been “significantly complex” and was believed to be the largest illicit drug investigation police had conducted in…

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