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9 day ago 5 Views
Which Medical Gloves Are Better: Nitrile Or Latex?

Which Medical Gloves Are Better: Nitrile Or Latex?

When purchasing gloves for the workplace, whether it be for drug testing or additional use cases, there’s often concern around which is more effective: latex or nitrile.

While they are both suitable options for protection, depending on a range of factors, including the environment or allergies, one may be a more appropriate solution than another.

16 day ago 11 Views
Explained The Different Types of Face Masks

Explained The Different Types of Face Masks

Face masks and other protective equipment can be effective when it is not possible to maintain physical distancing for workers in health care or aged care. The type of face mask used will depend on the setting. Below is a list of different face masks and how they can protect workers.

23 day ago 15 Views
Taking a Temperature with an Infrared Thermometer

Taking a Temperature with an Infrared Thermometer

Using infrared technology, a forehead thermometer measures the surface temperature of the skin without requiring the test administrator to touch them. Non-contact infrared thermometers or NCITs provide a safe, contactless way to test temperature in the workplace. Read on to learn how to use an infant thermometer.

1 month ago 11 Views
Maintaining Safe Working Practices During COVID-19

Maintaining Safe Working Practices During COVID-19

Safe Work Australia has updated policies regarding work safety during COVID-19. From implementing physical distance measures to using contactless solutions to check temperature, there are a range of methods you can implement in the workplace to keep employees protected and minimise their risk of infection.

1 month ago 20 Views
How to Wear a Surgical Mask

How to Wear a Surgical Mask

With a recent rise in the community transmission of COVID-19, some Australian states are beginning to recommend or mandate the use of masks in public places.

Health sources report that wearing a mask can play a significant role in preventing the spread of coronavirus - but wearing one properly is crucial in order to make it effective.

1 month ago 27 Views
The Developing Opioid Crisis in Australia

The Developing Opioid Crisis in Australia

Here in Australia, deaths from unintentional drug overdoses that came from opioids, such as oxycodone, codeine and heroin, had increased 38% between 2001 and 2017. Disproportionate numbers were noted in regional Victoria and New South Wales.

2 months ago 24 Views
It Isn’t No Holiday: Drug Testing After COVID-19 Working from Home

It Isn’t No Holiday: Drug Testing After COVID-19 Working from Home

Long-term isolation has a profound effect on our mental and physical health. While long-term isolation has been known to cause a host of issues, there is another underlying issue that may rear its head: alcohol and drug abuse and dependency.

2 months ago 31 Views
The Different Reasons Why Employers Complete Workplace Drug Testing

The Different Reasons Why Employers Complete Workplace Drug Testing

When deciphering what is most appropriate for your business, you’ll need to carefully consider your company’s circumstances and the main reasons for testing. Are you testing to improve safety and productivity? Or are you weeding out high risk individuals to maintain the integrity of your workforce?
3 months ago 33 Views
Who Can Drug Test Employees at Work?

Who Can Drug Test Employees at Work?

To ensure standards are upheld throughout the procedure, only certified Drug and Alcohol Screening Officers can administer a drug test at work. These types of professionals are usually engaged from an onsite workplace drug testing company, accredited by NATA.
3 months ago 27 Views
Do You Have to Notify Your Employees of a Drug Test?

Do You Have to Notify Your Employees of a Drug Test?

Depending on the industry, certain regulatory rules have been put in place by the Australian government or industry body to ensure the safety and wellbeing of individuals in the workplace. While many employers are aware that workplace drug testing is possible, these regulations are important to understand before conducting any sort of drug or alcohol testing in the workplace.