Workers impaired by alcohol or other drugs in safety sensitive environments are an accident risk. Drug testing is a convenient response but can also be costly, upset staff, and may not impact the number of accidents. At least some drug testing can be replaced or scaled back in favour of policies and training focussed simply on identifying and responding to impairment.
The Drug Foundation is an unbiased expert, and frequently provides guidance on best practice for drug testing and other alcohol and drug related issues in the workplace.
We often provide organisations with recommendations that can:
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