Blog

Swipe to the left
By MediNat Australia 1 year ago 217 Views
What Drugs are Detected in Urine Tests?

What Drugs are Detected in Urine Tests?

While urine testing can detect impairment from alcohol, it can only detect the presence of drugs. The test can determine whether a person has used specific drugs in the past few days or weeks, even after the effects have worn off. Urine tests can detect both illegal and prescription drugs.

By MediNat Australia 1 year ago 260 Views
How Often Should My Employees Take a Urine Drug Test?

How Often Should My Employees Take a Urine Drug Test?

In Australia, it is legal to perform drug and alcohol testing in the workplace but you must have a drug and alcohol policy in place before implementing a testing programme. How often you test and what you test for will be clarified in this policy.

By MediNat Australia 1 year ago 194 Views
Explaining Urine Drug Tests to Your Employees

Explaining Urine Drug Tests to Your Employees

Introducing workplace drug and alcohol testing can be perceived as hostile by some employees or unions and may negatively impact the way your employees feel about the company and their jobs within it.

By MediNat Australia 1 year ago 208 Views
Are Saliva Tests as Effective as Urine Drug Tests?

Are Saliva Tests as Effective as Urine Drug Tests?

Most companies will choose between a urine or saliva drug test, but how do you choose which one is the most suitable for your business?

By MediNat Australia 1 year ago 317 Views
How Does a Saliva Drug Test Work?

How Does a Saliva Drug Test Work?

Saliva drug testing will only detect more recent drug use, generally within the last 6-24 hours, depending on the drug. Saliva drug testing is considered faster and less invasive but detects a fewer range of drugs to urine and blood testing.

By MediNat Australia 2 years ago 328 Views
Why Chain of Custody is So Important

Why Chain of Custody is So Important

Due diligence and proper documentation is crucial to prevent mishaps, tampering or lost samples on their way to the laboratory for confirmation of a result.

By MediNat Australia 2 years ago 164 Views
Developing a Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy

Developing a Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy

A drug and alcohol policy sets out agreed procedures and guidelines to help overcome drug and alcohol issues in the workplace. It should include education for your employees on the risks and dangers of working while under the influence.

By MediNat Australia 2 years ago 182 Views
Why Use Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing?

Why Use Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing?

Acting as a deterrent, drug and alcohol testing identifies employees who may compromise safety. This helps organisations protect the wellbeing of workers, contactors, visitors, and in some cases, the public and the communities in which they operate.

2 years ago 114 Views
What to Consider for Introducing Drug Testing to Your Workplace

What to Consider for Introducing Drug Testing to Your Workplace

Workplace drug testing is becoming more commonplace in Australian businesses, with many organisations now requiring mandatory tests every month. For those working in construction, aviation and mining, alcohol and drug testing is regulated.

2 years ago 128 Views
How to Support Your Employees During A Workplace Drug Test

How to Support Your Employees During A Workplace Drug Test

In our latest article, we will discuss the range of strategies that workplaces can employ as responses to alcohol and other substance issues within the workplace.