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Urine Test deemeed reasonable by Fair Work Commision

Urine Test deemeed reasonable by Fair Work Commision

Article ID: LWS-1477

From Workplace Express: The FWC has upheld the dismissal of an “intransigent” sales employee who declined on “medical” grounds to comply with her employer’s lawful and reasonable direction to supply a urine sample for a random drug and alcohol test. The worker said she was happy to take saliva drug…

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Global Freight Costs Rise

Global Freight Costs Rise

Article ID: LWS-1462

An article published in the weekend Australian Financial Review, 29-30 May 2021 mentions the increasing cost of freight from South East Asia for 20 foot containers: Traditionally, we’ve paid $US1500 ($1937) for a box – a 20-foot container – out of various suppliers based in south-east Asia, but that climbed…

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Company director sentenced to record prison term in WA

Company director sentenced to record prison term in WA

Article ID: LWS-1458

Thursday, 03 June, 2021 Western Australia has recorded its first imprisonment under new workplace health and safety laws. Mark Thomas Withers, the director of a shed building company, is the first person to be sentenced to a term of imprisonment under the new laws, over the 2020 death of a…

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DEA Launches Project Wave Breaker to Stop Flood of Deadly Fentanyl

DEA Launches Project Wave Breaker to Stop Flood of Deadly Fentanyl

Article ID: LWS-1449

From the May 12, 2021 issue of DATIA e-news: WASHINGTON – Today the Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Project Wave Breaker, to disrupt the flow of deadly fentanyl into the United States. Project Wave Breaker will direct interdiction, enforcement, and outreach efforts to high-impact areas to disrupt the…

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Recent Decision – Unreliable saliva test

Recent Decision – Unreliable saliva test

Article ID: LWS-1446

From a recent article on workplaceexpress.com.au: Coles dismissed the driver after a December 1 oral swap produced an unconfirmed methamphetamine reading. A second test provided a positive test for cannabinoids but not for methamphetamine. … He said “the first one came up for methamphetamine and then when they’ve done. ….

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COVID-19 RESPONSE

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Article ID: LWS-1259

LaneWorkSafe Ptd Ltd are an essential service and as such are currently still open and trading as normal. During this time however, we ask for your patience and allow 1 – 2 business days for the processing of orders, calibrations and other technical and support enquiries to be actioned. Please…

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Cannabis impairs driving skills long after the high is gone

Cannabis impairs driving skills long after the high is gone

Article ID: LWS-1251

CNN reports in an article titled Weed impairs driving skills long after the high is gone that heavy users of recreational cannabis are poor drivers. Speeding, running red lights, crossing into oncoming lanes, and even hitting pedestrians. These are some of the dangerous driving behaviours that a new study in…

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Ice use is rife in Newcastle’s building and construction industry

Ice use is rife in Newcastle’s building and construction industry

Article ID: LWS-1208

An article in the Newcastle Herald reports that the use of Ice is “rife” particularly in the building and construction industry. A Newcastle addiction doctor, Dr David Outridge has treated a growing number of trade and construction workers using crystal methamphetamine via his work in addiction medicine. “If 10 guys…

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FWC holds urine drug testing policy not on “use it or lose it” basis

FWC holds urine drug testing policy not on “use it or lose it” basis

Article ID: LWS-1200

A Workplace Express article reports that Fair Work Commission has green-lighted company’s plan to re-introduce random urine drug testing following a decade-long hiatus, holding that its policy did not operate on a “use it or lose it” basis. The Australian Workers Union (AWU) disputed the ability of Rocla Pty ltd…

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Drug helpline gets 20 calls a month from WA bosses concerned over employee drug use

Drug helpline gets 20 calls a month from WA bosses concerned over employee drug use

Article ID: LWS-1190

A recent article published in PerthNOW, reported a Drug Helpline for WA managers and business owners is receiving approximately 20 calls a month, most of which were centered around the concern of worker’s use of methamphetamine. According to Deidre Willmott, CCI chief executive, the bulk of calls came from businesses…

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