rug use in the workplace is estimated to cost $6 billion per year in lost productivity.
Workers ‘under the influence’ not only present an injury hazard to themselves, they also place their co-workers in danger.
In the automotive industry, employers are required to take reasonable steps to ensure a drug-free, safe workplace by the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA). Failing to do so can result in serious consequences and penalties.
To provide a safe, drug free workplace, the MTA is able to provide a Drug Policy and Procedure. In South Australia the MTA can also deliver drug-testing for blanket and random testing, and ‘for cause’ events (accidents in the workplace).
Prior to undertaking any drug testing in the workplace it is imperative a Drug Policy and Procedure is in place and up-to-date. This means if any drug testing is undertaken enforcement can be taken against offending employees.
All testing is conducted by persons qualified in taking specimens and maintaining a proper chain of custody.
Where a positive result is confirmed, the MTA can also assist with appropriate follow-up action as required.
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