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Oral-fluid drug testing: Are you fit for work?

The implementation of an appropriate and effective drug testing policy and procedure can sometimes be controversial. Currently, the debate about oral-fluid testing versus urine testing is a hot topic...

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Fake Drug, Real Danger

The allure of a ‘legal’ drug, undetectable by any workplace test is tempting workers in the mining industry who are chasing that synthetic high, which often rivals the effects of the more common...

Miner Sacked For Drug Use Claims Drink Was Spiked

A mine worker who tested positive to methylamphetamine during a routine mine site drug test has told the Fair Work Commission that she believes her drink was spiked during a hotel drinking binge...

More Drug Raids at Western Australian Mine Sites

More drug raids have been conducted by police at mine sites in Western Australia as part of Operation Redwater. The latest raids were conducted Wednesday and yesterday at BHP and Rio Tinto -owned...

Synthetic High

The Western Australian resources sector still has a long way to go when it comes to adequately addressing synthetic drug use amongst mine site employees, writes Steven Meacher. The relationship...