Category: Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing

Introducing drug testing in your workplace for 2019

Drug related incidents are on the rise in the workplace. It impacts the safety and welfare of your employees, visitors and customers. Productivity, quality and staff morale can also be adversely affected. So it can be a big issue to deal with for your business. Read more

Are employers ready for Canada’s new marijuana laws?

When cannabis finally becomes legal in Canada, how do you prevent people from coming to work high? Read more

Should Workplace Drug Testing be Mandatory?

Our most recent poll attracted 410 votes and asked the question, ‘should drug testing in the workplace be mandatory?’

The results of the poll were as follows: Read more

Positive Drug Test for consumption of Poppy Seeds!

Following on from the post titled ‘Poppy Seeds or Poppy Cock’; regarding the BBC report on a positive drug test due to poppy seeds, I thought I would follow up with an example that occurred recently with one of our clients. Read more

The importance of a drug and alcohol testing policy.

A manager recently lost his claim for unfair dismissal after he was sacked for refusing to take a workplace drug test.

An employment tribunal ruled that he should have set an example, because he had been personally responsible for enforcing his firm’s drug and alcohol testing policy.

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Semi Identical Twins Identified

The New England Journal of Medicine has reported only the second known case of “semi-identical” twins. Nichola …

Introducing drug testing in your workplace for 2019

Drug related incidents are on the rise in the workplace. It impacts the safety and welfare of your employees, visitors and …

Are Drink Drive limits set too high?

A recent article on the BBC website asked the question ‘Are drink-driving limits too high?’ The UK’s drink-drive …