Use of ice in mining on the rise

Australian Mining reported last week that the use of ice (crystal methamphetamine) is on the rise.

38% of workers surveyed admitted to taking the drug.

The Australian Industry Group submitted the survey to the Federal inquiry into ice.

Australian Mining reports "A submission to the inquiry by the Australian Industry Group said the distribution, supply and usage of Ice, directly affects Australian employers by creating significant work health and safety risks, damaging working relationships, draining labour productivity and reducing workforce participation."

The AIG reported a number of case, including one where a dump truck driver submitted a drug test sample and was found to have levels of methamphetamine four times above the detection cut-off level.

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