Coronavirus in the workplace – how safe is onsite Alcohol and Drug testing now?

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on many businesses right across Australia, and in this series, we will be looking at some of the many changes and new risks that have dramatically altered the landscape for workplace drug testing.

Evidence suggests we don’t need to go overboard with our PPE for workplace drug testing!

Along with many of the other changes required by Australian workplaces due to the global pandemic, one area particularly affected has been the significant reduction in workplace drug testing as part of many companies overall fitness for work programs.

This is unfortunate, as not only have the risks associated with workplace drug and alcohol misuse arguably increased over this period, but in many cases, the OH&S considerations for COVID-19 have rightly taken a lot of management and staff focus away from other, traditional areas of risk management.

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