How workplace drug & alcohol testing can help improve your Human Resources Management

At CMM Technology, our workplace drug and alcohol testing solutions can in many instances complement your business and HR strategic, operational and functional objectives of your organisation. For example, if a “culture of risk” is identified in your organisation, or if there is an increase in unexplained accidents in the workplace, a workplace drug and alcohol testing program would be reasonable to enlist as an OHS/ HR strategy to:

  • Reduce risk
  • Increase OHS compliance
  • Enhance employer performance.

Consequently, a workplace drug and alcohol testing program can help to minimise workers’ compensation claims, boost organisational performance and ultimately company profits. Furthermore, if a comprehensive EAP, health and/ or “Fitness for Work” education program is incorporated in addition with the testing program, this added benefit would be highly conducive to enhancing an employee’s overall wellbeing and engagement level – thus helping to increase a company’s overall business “scorecard”  to the level of  “employer of choice”

For expert assistance on developing a quality workplace drug and alcohol testing solution to complement your HRM, contact our team of industry professionals today on (+618) 9204 2500.

Mithen J., Edwards D. ‘HR: Creating business solutions’ in Human resources management: strategies and processes (5th edition)

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Quality advice for your “Fitness for Work” policy

Workplace risk requires consistent and vigilant management.  There are a myriad of causes for impaired performance such as fatigue, stress, alcohol and other drugs (AOD) which can lower OHS standards within an organisation. Consequently, many workplaces now enforce a “Fitness for Work” (FFW) policy.

In general terms, to be deemed “fit for work” an employee must fulfill minimum standards in the following assessment areas: physical competence, mental health and emotional health. By determining an employee’s fitness for work or duty, risk is better managed as employees are less likely to cause an accident or be involved in a workplace accident. Moreover, workers’ compensation claims are lowered and workplace performance significantly improved.

At CMM Technology, we can help improve your overall risk management by addressing some of your workplace risks through a well-developed drug and alcohol testing policy. This testing program can in turn become the key assessment tool in your FFW/ FFD policy. However, to ensure your FFW/FFD policy is comprehensive and thorough, it’s highly recommended that your workplace also considers the following:

  • Enlisting the help of professional OHS specialists to assess whether a “culture of risk” exists in the workplace
  • Source quality auditing tools to accurately analyse workplace accidents, trends and causes
  • Clearly  stipulate what key assessment criteria will be included in your FFW policy and communicate these regularly to staff and management
  • Seek professional and legal advice to help effectively implement a FFW policy
  • Enlist additional support services in the form of OHS training and EAP referrals
  • Select appropriate drug detection technology to facilitate FFW assessments
  • Train supervisors and collectors in the management of fitness for work issues (such as championing workplace OHS compliancy, collection practices/ protocols and advocating employee wellbeing)
  • Provide rehabilitation options for employees who may be unfit for work
  • Provide educational tools & facilities to assist employees understanding as to what constitutes a safe workplace
  • Streamline FFW management practices by: consistently addressing breaches of FFW policy; outlining ways to increase individual accountability; case managing employees with fitness for work problems through EAP referrals and training
  • Continually review existing FFW programs
  • Seek quality advice on best practice drug and alcohol testing programs and implementation

At CMM Technology, our team of expert consultants has assisted many companies Australia-wide and internationally to develop and implement best practice drug and alcohol testing programs that strengthen their FFW policies.  For more information, call our team of experts on (+618) 9204 2500.

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A Definition of Fitness for Work (FFW)/ Fitness for Duty (FFD)

According to various nationally recognised VETAB qualifications (i.e. Statement of Attainment in Alcohol & Other Drugs in the Workplace and Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs), “Fitness for Work” (FFW) / “Fitness for Duty” (FFD) refers to a state, whether physical, mental and emotional, which enables an individual to perform an assigned task competently and safely. FFW/ FFD are major safety considerations for organisations, especially those that operate in high “safety risk” associated industries, such as: Mining, Aviation, Construction and Transport.

An individual’s FFW may be adversely affected for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Physical impairment
  • Medical conditions
  • Emotional state
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs

These cited areas of concern are noted by OHS professionals as potentially and detrimentally impacting the competency levels of an employee’s workplace performance. Consequently, the likelihood of accidents and general risk in the workplace is greatly increased. To help circumvent accidents in the workplace, the FFW/ FFD stipulates that preliminary assessments prior to work duties commencing be routinely conducted to ascertain whether an employee is safely capable of completing their duties.

A well-designed, ethical and consistently implemented FFW/ FFD policy can exponentially improve the risk management strategy and safety records of an organisation. This is further enhanced if a key component of a FFW/ FFD policy stipulates the usage of a workplace drug and alcohol testing program.

Therefore, to ensure your workplace is OHS compliant, a “Fitness for Work” or “Fitness for Duty” policy is a gold standard OHS policy which is highly recommended for the majority of workplaces:  this policy is designed to provide an effective and early intervention checking system for employees and contractors to assure their physical competence to complete their assigned tasks safely and competently.

For expert policy consultation and policy guidance, call CMM Technology today on (+618) 9204 2500 for more information.

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Points to consider when implementing a successful OHS program

There are certain aspects which ensure an OHS program’s success. For example, the cultivation of a “culture of compliancy” throughout an organisation assists to greatly improve the effectiveness of a quality risk management system. Some other points to consider include:

  • Demonstration of CEO and executive level commitment
  • Consistent promotion and effective communications on the topic of workplace safety and health throughout an organisation
  • Opportunities for cost-effective OHS related professional development and training of employees
  • Provision of adequate protective attire and safety equipment
  • Establishment of workplace access to medical or first aid diagnostic and treatment facilities
  • Designing comprehensive risk management systems which allow regular recording, assessment, auditing, analysis and policy development in order to continually improve OHS processes, systems and protocols
  • Instituting regular consultation and checking mechanisms to help proactively monitor, investigate and prevent  potential OHS breaches and accidents
  • Integrating various OHS approaches into a streamlined manageable system
  • Addressing accidents/ injury/ disease, rehabilitation and workers’ compensation in a proactive way.

Overall, a good OHS program should provide employees with clear and practical OHS policy guidelines. This can be achieved through adequate OHS induction, regular OHS meetings and training.

Overall, CMM Technology’s workplace drug and alcohol testing solutions greatly contribute towards improving your workplace’s OHS compliancy and risk management success. We offer quality, innovative and cost competitive OHS solutions for organisations and businesses that require a robust and highly effective response to workplace safety and health concerns. Moreover, our comprehensive range of testing technologies and support services are individually designed to meet both the strategic and operational needs of our clients.

For more information about our cost competitive testing technologies, speak to our expert CMM Technology team today on (+618) 9204 2500.

* Source: Human resources management: strategies and processes (5th Ed)

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How the Shell Refinery and Caltex rulings affects your business

Prior to the Australian Industrial Relations Commission’s (AIRC) Shell Refinery (2008) and Caltex (2009) rulings, urine testing was considered the standard method for workplace drug detection. However, the preferred testing method in Australian workplaces is now fast becoming the saliva test. So, whilst the recent AIRC decisions edify the use of workplace drug and alcohol detection programs, it noted that the saliva test was the preferred and recommended method of detection for most drug testing programs. Moreover, it granted that an employer has a legitimate right to reduce/ eliminate risks within the workplace and fully supported the right of an employer to address its OHS risks by conducting regular drug and alcohol testing as deemed ethical and necessary.

In this way, if you own or are a manager/ executive of a business, (especially a business within a high risk industry such as aviation, mining, construction, maritime or transport), it’s critical to ensure your full understanding of how the Shell Refinery and Caltex rulings affects you and your legal “duty of care”. Seeking professional legal advice is highly recommended. In the interim, the following key points provide a brief overview of the entailing OHS ramifications:

  • On the 25 of August 2008, (in response to union submissions), the AIRC recommended saliva testing as the preferred drug testing methodology. The AIRC – whilst agreeing with the union that an employer’s consistent use of urine testing was “unjust” and “unreasonable” to employees –- still maintained that the employer could reasonably implement urine testing on an interim basis. In alignment with union arguments then, the AIRC agreed that saliva testing was the preferred methodology to facilitate workplace drug testing once an authorised testing program was established.
  • Motioned by a full bench, Senior Deputy President Hamberger ruling in favour of Caltex Australia Ltd on 19 October 2009, authorised the use of random drug testing for Caltex’s Kurnell Refinery (and all Australian businesses/ organisations), stating: “…both state and federal governments in Australia have taken the view that random testing for drugs and alcohol can be appropriate for workers involved in safety critical work”.
  • All employers are legally obligated to maintain a safe workplace without risks to health.
  • All employers may justifiably consider the implementation of drug and alcohol testing.
  • All workplaces in high risk areas such as manufacturing, mining or construction are especially recommended to consider the implementation of drug and alcohol testing.
  • There are currently two Australian Standards for workplace drug and alcohol testing: the Australian Urine Drug Testing Standard AS4308:2008 and the Australian Saliva Drug Testing Standard AS4760:2006.

Essentially, how the Shell Refinery and Caltex judgments affect you (and your business) is by the fact they both strongly reinforce current OHS legislation which stipulates that all businesses and organisations in Australia are required by law to provide a safe workplace for their staff, visitors and community at large. Therefore, if you believe there’s a “culture of risk” at your workplace, a drug and alcohol testing program could be part of an effective risk management system to help prevent workplace accidents, especially in occupations where safety is critical.

For more information on these cases, see the Shell Refining (Australia) Pty Ltd case here or Caltex Australia Ltd case here For additional testing guidelines visit the Standards Australia  website www.standards.org.au or the AIRC website www.airc.gov.au. Alternatively, you can talk to our team of experts at CMM Technology on (+618) 9204 2500 for practical advice and quality Standards Australia aligned testing products.

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Frequently asked questions related to testing procedures

Why implement a workplace drug and alcohol testing program?

Workplace safety is a real concern world-wide. If your workplace has a history of accidents or operates within a high risk industry, then a workplace drug and alcohol program would be an effective way to:

  • decrease or eliminate accidents
  • deter safety breaches
  • address low performance levels

which are or could be attributed to alcohol or drug abuse/misuse.

Does my workplace require a drug and alcohol testing regime?

In order to comply with national and state occupational health and safety requirements in Australia (and indeed, most other countries too), employers are required to provide a safe workplace for their staff, visitors and the community at large. Consequently, this ‘duty of care’ extends to addressing the abuse/misuse of drugs and alcohol in the workplace (which could lead to accidents or impaired performance).

As the business owner or manager, it’s your legal duty to satisfactorily identify risks and implement appropriate risk management measures and systems. In this way, it’s prudent for all employers to investigate whether a ‘culture of risk’ is evident in their workplace. This is especially true if the employer is involved in a ‘high risk’ industry where safety is of critical important, such as:

  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Law enforcement
  • Mining
  • Traffic control
  • Transport.

So, if you’ve identified breaches of workplace protocol or conduct which have led to impaired, dangerous or low performance which  could cause (or plausibly cause) an accident, a drug and alcohol testing program is not only permitted but highly recommended. This position is fully supported by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) on the provision of improving occupational safety and OHS compliance. In fact, many unions now concur with the AIRC on the necessity of ‘reasonable’ workplace drug and alcohol testing programs when they are structured to keep employees and others safe from harm.

How to implement your workplace drug and alcohol testing program

Workplace drug and alcohol testing requires careful planning and consistent deployment. In this way, it is vital that all authorised personnel are trained and receive relevant accreditation. It’s also prudent to enlist the expert services and guidance of a relevant government authority, OHS expert or industry professional, such as:

Requirements for workplace drug and alcohol testing in Australia

In Australia, the requirements for workplace drug and alcohol testing are stipulated in the Australian Standards as follows:

  • The Australian Urine Drug Testing Standard AS4308:2008
  • The Australian Saliva Drug Testing Standard AS4760:2006.

For more information, visit www.standards.org.au.

Requirements for workplace drug and alcohol testing outside Australia

Please seek advice from your local and federal government authority or national workplace law specialist.

Why use the saliva test?

Some of the key advantages of the saliva test (to traditional forms of drug and alcohol detection methods), include:

  • Simple to administer: no advanced medical knowledge or urine testing units are required to collect samples, therefore, most staff can competently manage their workplace drug and alcohol testing program without a nursing or medical qualification. However, it should be noted that many countries do require accredited training for authorised collectors.
  • Procedures are less disruptive for normative workplace operations
  • Less resistance by Unions and employees on the grounds of privacy invasion or intrusive detection methodology
  • Only recent drug use or exposure is identified
  • Screening results are obtained within minutes
  • Collection process is observed from start to finish: this prevents sample collections being tampered, diluted, substituted or adulterated
  • Testing process can be conducted at remote sites or at the employee’s place of employment, thereby causing minimal disruption to workplace business
  • In most countries, the process is fully supported by laboratory confirmation of ‘presumptive positive’ results. In this way, employees are not required to provide additional samples for analysis.

How is the saliva/ oral fluid sample collected?

There are a variety of modalities that can be used to conduct a saliva test. However, the basic system involves placing an absorbent swab in the mouth of the donor. After the saliva is collected, the contents of the swab are analysed by the drug detection technology and then assessed by the testing practitioner (for evidence of drug use).

For a leading selection of quality saliva tests, click on the items list below:

**This device is made by the same company that makes the 2-panel version used by Australian Police in their roadside detection campaigns.

What’s the accuracy level of a saliva drug test?

This depends on the type of saliva test used, however, most quality saliva tests (as the ones listed above) have been proven very reliable and accurate and have a good correlation with laboratory confirmations. Of course, in the event of a ‘presumptive positive’ reading, the saliva sample is to be submitted to an accredited laboratory for confirmatory testing.

To deem a test sample valid and legally defensible, a Chain of Custody process must be faithfully followed and all details noted officially on Australian Standards aligned stationary. Furthermore, to avoid accusations of discrimination or unauthorised practices, it is important that collection officers are accredited collectors. CMM Technology offer structured accredited courses, bespoke in-house training, Chain of Custody documentation and saliva testing kits for all your workplace testing needs. For more expert advice, call CMM Technology today on (+618) 9204 2500.

Alternatively, it’s recommended that the services of a professional onsite testing provider, such as Mediscreen, are enlisted. For more information, call Mediscreen today on 1300 79 70 40 for a cost competitive risk management solution.

How far back can the saliva test detect drug exposure?

The window of detection is far shorter than urine testing. This entails that a saliva test can only determine if a drug or alcohol was ingested within a few hours or days (depending on the testing technology used). For example, opiates and amphetamines can be detected upwards of approximately 24-hours after use. Whilst recent cannabis use (i.e. delta-9-THC) can be only be detected within a few hours of exposure. (Note: This test can not detect the presence of inactive cannabis metabolites (delta-9-THC-COOH) which can remain in the body for many weeks or months after initial cannabis use).

What types of drugs can be detected with the saliva test?

The following groups of drugs can be detected by selected saliva testing technologies, such as:

  • Amphetamines (i.e. stimulants)
  • Cannabis (i.e. Delta–9–THC)
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines⁄ MDMA (i.e. ice, ecstasy or speed)
  • Opiates (i.e. codeine or heroin)

For more expert advice, call CMM Technology today on (+618) 9204 2500.

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What’s a Saliva Drug Test?

With the prevalence of drug and alcohol use within society, there’s been a corresponding call by occupational safety experts and businesses to address the matter in a satisfactory way. In ‘high risk’ industries such aviation, mining and construction, the call to eliminate or reduce risks caused by intoxication or drug induced impairment is a very real health and safety concern of critical importance. To date, the most effective method (from both a deterrent and detection standpoint) is the workplace drug and alcohol testing program.

In many workplaces throughout the world, the traditional method for drug and alcohol testing consists of urine testing. However, with the advent of state-of-the-art technology and a more educative as opposed to punitive approach towards breaches of workplace protocol, less invasive methods of detection have increased in use: one such method being the saliva test.

The saliva test (also called an oral fluid or a mouth swab test), is an increasingly popular method of detection by many Unions and employees. A commonly cited reason for its preferred status is that its limited detection window (which only extends to very recent drug use), contrasts with traditional urine tests which can detect a history of drug use that reaches back for many weeks or even months in the case of cannabis. Another reason for the popularity of this methodology, is due to the simplicity of this new technology and to the much simpler, more cost-effective and comparatively easy to deploy method of implementation: as no advanced medical knowledge or urine testing units are required to collect samples, most staff can, in fact, competently manage their workplace drug and alcohol testing program without a nursing or medical qualification. However, most countries do require that authorised collectors receive accredited training.

Overall, some of the key advantages of the saliva drug test (to traditional forms of drug and alcohol detection methods) include:

  • Simple application
  • Procedures are less disruptive for normative workplace operations
  • Screening results are obtained within minutes
  • ‘Down time’ for employees is minimised
  • Less resistance by unions and employees on the grounds of privacy invasion and intrusive detection methodology
  • Only recent drug use or exposure is identified
  • Cost-effective testing method
  • Collection process is observed from start to finish: this prevents sample collections being tampered, diluted, substituted or adulterated
  • Testing process can be conducted wherever necessary: from remote work sites to other places of employment, thereby causing minimal disruption to workplace business
  • In most countries, the process is fully supported by laboratory confirmation of ‘presumptive positive’ results. In this way, employees are not required to provide additional samples for analysis.

For more information about the workplace saliva test, contact CMM Technology™ today on (+618) 9204 2500 or visit www.cmm.com.au. As a leading drug and alcohol testing supplier and professional service provider, they’re your first choice industry expert. Providing a comprehensive selection of quality saliva testing technology, you can be confident in receiving only the best available technology. Moreover, CMM Technology’s professional services (such as consultation, accredited training, online product training) provide additional expert support.

However, if you wish to receive an externally managed onsite testing service, talk to Mediscreen direct on 1300 79 70 40 or visit www.mediscreen.net.au. Mediscreen’s Team of professionals can tailor a cost competitive and professional program that fits your budget, business requirements and implements industry best practice methodologies. Mediscreen is the smart choice for your business, small or large.

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Lion AlcoBlow® – a fully portable, handheld professional breathalyser

An effective method for monitoring your workforce’s alcohol intake is by utilising alcohol detection technology. At CMM Technology, we offer a wide variety of alcohol testing products which can accurately determine the level of alcohol in the human breath.

One of most advanced and simple to use, state-of-the-art, digital handheld breathalysers, is the Lion AlcoBlow. This fully portable, handheld professional breathalsyer is recommended for use by authorised collectors and security personnel in the workplace. Other industry applications suitable for this unit include: mining; correction facilities; and education establishments.

What makes this device a sensible and practical choice for your workplace drug and alcohol testing program is its simple operation features and lightweight design. Consequently, training requirements are minimal and the Lion AlcoBlow can be operated at multiple sites as necessary. The Lion AlcoBlow can also be used as an alternative or in addition to fixed breathalyzer wall units that are held at one site.

Another good reason why the Lion AlcoBlow is a popular choice for most businesses and organisations is that each test is performed at a low cost. For example, unlike conventional alcohol breath testing instruments, the Lion AlcoBlow makes no physical contact with the subject. This means there are no disposable mouthpieces (which are an additional cost consideration for comparable units).

Listed below are additional key product features which make the Lion AlcoBlow breathalyser unit an excellent choice for your workplace drug and alcohol testing program, including:

• Easy functions: two button control to enable easy operation and readings.

• Fast readings: to enable the collector/supervisor to determine whether a driver or employee has ingested any alcohol in his or her body – literally, within seconds.

• Accurate analysis: the Lion fuel cell sensor ensures high specificity to alcohol.

• Durability: the unit has a long, stable working life.

• Easy to read display: the subject’s alcohol level is shown on a single LED.

• Meets AS3547 Australian Standard.

For more information, download our brochure (PDF) – Click here to Download.

Alternatively, you can contact the expert CMM Technology Team to further discuss your needs and our other breathlayser ranges on (+618) 9204 2500.

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Mine rescue training

Today’s delicate rescue operation of 33 trapped miners in Chile highlights the critical safety issues surrounding the mining industry.

The trapped men, held for over 69 days deep underground, are awaiting their slow and hazardous rescue. It’s estimated that each rescue mission will take upwards of 30 minutes to extract each miner individually from the collapsed mine. The special 60cm diameter rescue capsule, Phoenix Two, designed for this rescue operation, is constructed to circumvent further area destabilisation. To enable the mission’s success, in the preceding weeks of the rescue, the trapped miners were given a tailored diet and exercise instructions to ensure they would fit inside the ultra-narrow capsule.

Mining rescue teams, such as the one leading today’s Chilean operation, are skilled and trained in mining rescue. With their combined training, collective expertise and industrious efforts, it is hoped that all miners and their rescuers will emerge safely in the next 24-48 hours. As the world watchers in great anticipation and hope for a successful resolution, experts in the rescue field will gather intelligence to help provide engineers and rescue experts with important information to prevent future mining collapses and improve rescue strategies. These are noted as “industry best practice”.

At CMM Technology, we offer VETAB certified training in current “industry best practice” for mining rescue. The Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue reflects the role of response and rescue team members in a metalliferous mine who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, (which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures).

For more information or to book this training course, visit Mine Rescue or call CMM Technology on (+618) 9204 2500.

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Workplace alcohol detection tests

There are three standard, non-invasive ways to test impairment levels attributed to alcohol consumption, including: disposable saliva tests, breath alcohol testers, and state-of-the-art digital handheld breathalysers.

Depending on your specific workplace size and needs, the most suitable alcohol detection technology for large organisations (i.e. industrial applications with high throughput) or smaller businesses (i.e. remote mining sites), can be assessed with the expert guidance of  the CMM Technology Team.

Our range of quality alcohol testers are engineered to Australian Standards. This contrasts with many other competitor brands which are manufactured for EU or USA markets. In fact, our range is utilised by law enforcement and medical agencies in Australia and across the globe – attesting to their efficacy and high clinical accuracy. They’re also popular sellers with OHS screening practitioners throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

To view a product description of a selection of CMM Technology’s alcohol testing range, just click on the listings below:

For more expert information and guidance, contact our CMM Technology Team on (+618) 204 2500.

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Employer’s “duty of care” enforced by Australian law

All businesses and organisations  in Australia are required by law to provide a safe workplace for their staff, visitors and community at large. If you believe there is a “culture of risk” at your workplace, a drug and alcohol testing program could be an effective risk management system to help prevent workplace accidents, especially in occupations where safety is critical.

A recent decision by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) edifies the use of workplace drug and alcohol detection programs.  It granted that an employer has a legitimate right to reduce/ eliminate risks within the workplace. Specifically, the AIRC fully supported the right of an employer to address its OHS risks by conducting drug and alcohol testing. Motioned by a full bench, Senior Deputy President Hamberger ruling in favour of Caltex Australia Ltd on 19 October 2009 authorised the use of random drug testing for Caltex’s Kurnell Refinery (and all Australian businesses/ organisations), stating:

“…both state and federal governments in Australia have taken the view that random testing for drugs and alcohol can be appropriate for workers involved in safety critical work.” (View and download the Caltex Australia Ltd case here).

An overview of this case’s key ruling outcomes (and implications for all Australian businesses and organisations) are outlined as follows:

  • All employers are legally obligated to maintain a safe workplace without risks to health.
  • All employers may justifiably consider the implementation of drug and alcohol testing.
  • All workplaces in high risk areas such as manufacturing, mining or construction are especially recommended to consider the implementation of drug and alcohol testing.

It should be noted that an earlier decision by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) on the 25 of August 2008, (in response to union submissions), recommended saliva testing as the preferred testing methodology. The AIRC – whilst agreeing with the union that an employer’s consistent use of urine testing was “unjust” and “unreasonable” to employees –  still maintained that the employer could reasonably implement urine testing on an interim basis. In alignment with union arguments then, the AIRC agreed that saliva testing was the preferred methodology to facilitate workplace testing once an authorised testing program was established. (View and download the Shell Refining (Australia) Pty Ltd case here).

For current legal testing guidelines please visit  www.standards.org.au. There are currently two Australian Standards for workplace drug and alcohol testing listed as follows:

  • The Australian Urine Drug Testing Standard 4308:2008
  • The Australian Saliva Drug Testing Standard AS4760:2006

For more information on these cases or their implications for your business or organisation, please visit the AIRC website at www.airc.gov.a or talk to our team of experts on (+618) 9204 2500.

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What types of testing methods are best for your workplace?

The types of testing methodologies currently available in the Australian and international markets varies greatly. To determine the best testing technology option(s) for your workplace, it is highly recommended that you speak to our expert CMM Technology team for guidance on (+618) 9204 2500. For example, variables used to determine the best testing technology options for your workplace testing program are contingent on the following assessment areas:

  • National and state legislation guidelines
  • OHS risk assessment
  • Risk culture indentification
  • Geographic location
  • Industry type
  • Size of business
  • Industrial relations rulings
  • Budget.

Overall, present testing methodologies available include: saliva tests, urine tests and other testing applications that assess impairment levels. Our extensive range of breathalysers, simple saliva mouth swabs, state-of -the-art testing technologies and urine testers (which facilitate these testing methodologies), are just some of the instruments which can be introduced to your testing program.

With the ongoing advances in drug and alcohol detection technology as well as policy and legislation developments, it is highly recommended that you visit our CMM Technology website regularly to ensure you’re up-to-date with the latest testing technologies, legislation changes, best practices and support services. Speak to our helpful team of experts today on (+618) 9204 2500 for more information about our comprehensive, market leading products and services.

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