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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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