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Marijuana Drug Test Screening

Posted Wed, October 25th 2017 / Breathalyser Blog, Latest News / 0 comments

Medical marijuana and testing in the workplace - Can it co-exist? Simply stated, currently there are currently no prohibitions on testing workers for marijuana. A clearly written drug testing policy that complies with current local and federal laws remains paramount. The policy should detail who is tested, what drug test specimen type is used, and the consequences of a violation. So employers, stay informed about marijuana issues such as legislation, trends in use, and testing technology in your efforts to maintain a safe, healthy, drug-free workplace.

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Employee Safety & Drug Testing in the Workplace

Posted Tue, July 18th 2017 / Breathalyser Blog, Latest News / 0 comments

Workplace drug testing is a hot topic of discussion in employment and legal issues. Despite the concerns about employee privacy raised by various worker and civil rights groups, workplace drug testing has increased by 277% since 1987. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) estimates that drug and alcohol abuse costs employers approximately $87 billion annually in lost time, accidents, health care, and workers compensation. To further put this into perspective, nearly 65% of all workplace accidents are drug and alcohol-related, and 40% of on-site injuries are caused by substance users.

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Women and Drink Driving

Posted Mon, January 16th 2017 / Breathalyser Blog / 0 comments

When you think of a drink-driver, what image springs to mind? Chances are, you didn't think of a woman...You may picture an aggressive boy racer, a middle-aged businessman who's had one too many when entertaining clients, or maybe just a regular guy who let himself be talked into another beer by his mates and ended up getting pulled over and losing his licence.

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Synthetic Cannabinoid Overdoses Spike in USA

Posted Tue, September 20th 2016 / Latest News / 0 comments

Synthetic cannabinoids (marijuana) have been problematic since variations of these substances were first identified in the U.S. in 2008. Recently, CNN reported that “the number of cases of poisoning from synthetic marijuana rose sharply in the past year.” These findings were released by the ToxIC Case Registry, a monitoring and research tool established by the American College of Medical Toxicology in 2010.

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Drug Testing at Work

Posted Thu, February 18th 2016 / Breathalyser Blog / 0 comments

Understanding Drug Testing at Work and Employee Rights - The bond between an employee and employer is a delicate one that involves trust, duty and responsibility. There are many grounds on which this relationship can suffer blows. But, breach of trust remains paramount. While most employees do believe and accept that some form of monitoring or surveillance on their actions is absolutely necessary, certain employee rights simply cannot be violated and certain lines must not be crossed.

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Posted Thu, October 29th 2015 / Latest News / 0 comments

Hear directly from satisfied clients why Breathalyser Sales & Service is Australia's leading supplier: "I want to thank you for your time and assistance given to me over the years. It has been a pleasure and I wish you all the very best for the future:"

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Workplace Alcohol and Drug Testing

Posted Thu, May 21st 2015 / Breathalyser Blog, Latest News / 0 comments

Employers often seek the right to be able to randomly test employees in an attempt to reduce the incidence of drunkenness and drug-effected employees in the workplace as part of the occupational health and safety policy. Workplace testing is part of a much wider strategy to modify employee behaviour with the result that employees don’t attend for work under the influence of alcohol.

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When is enough enough? Colorado company relocates to South Carolina because of marijuana use.

Posted Fri, May 15th 2015 / Breathalyser Blog, Latest News / 0 comments

A company that was not regulated by the state of Colorado or the Feds, elected to move their entire operation to South Carolina. The rationale was the employees were coming in "high" all the time and the quality of work was poor. The owner blames the poor worker performance on the Colorado laws that allow recreational pot use.

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