In this ever changing business landscape, it has never been more important for companies to engage the services of drug
and alcohol testing providers.

Due to COVID-19 and the potential health risk’s it brings, many workplaces require employees either to work from home intermittently, or permanently until the pandemic is over.

Consequently, some employees see this as an opportunity to do the bare minimum and indulge in drinking and illicit substances.

Why is Drug and Alcohol Testing Important During COVID-19 Pandemic?

  • Employees that work intermittently take risks as they believe there is no danger of being caught under the influence.
  • Strong peer pressure from other people, including housemates, can impact decision making.
  • A business could see a rise in minor or major workplace incidents.
  • Prolonged isolation could also impact on morale and productivity.
  • Employees can feel a sense of loneliness which can trigger undetected conditions.
  • US and European experience has shown when work-place drug testing is suspended, employee drug use can increase which is reflected by a rise in work-place accident rates.
  • Prevents the loss of an on-going workplace safety culture.

Recognised As…

the peak body of drug testing in Australia

  • enquiries@wdta.org.au

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