Director of Andatech, Irwandy Tan, today re-established Andatech’s “Third Party Sampling” Drug and Alcohol management plans as the “ICE” epidemic takes over the workforce.
Recent data from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre show a jump in methamphetamine or “ice” users in the previous years, and the Australian Industry Group have warned that the growing “ice epidemic” has created significant work health and safety risks, drained labour productivity and cut workforce participation.
Ai Group chief executive, Innes Wilcox, urged unions to drop their opposition and accept drug and alcohol testing regimes that will deter drug and alcohol use and lead to safer working environments. Describing ice as a “game changer”, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union in March announced support for “blanket” drug and alcohol testing.
“Drug and alcohol testing is much more prevalent today than ever before, with more and more employees using ‘ice’ within their working environment.” said Tan
“Every business needs an efficient and effective drug management plan, especially in those industries such as transport and construction where workers affected by drugs are placing other people’s lives at risk”.
As a third part drug and alcohol testing company, Andatech is certified and able to test for all major drug groups. Featuring exceptional quality control standards and Australian standard certified testing equipment; Andatech is committed to providing efficient service with fast and accurate results.
With news outlets such as the ABC, Australian Financial Review and the Daily Telegraph reporting that the ‘ice’ epidemic will continue to grow within industries if left unchecked, it seems clear that businesses need to adapt and introduce new drug policies in order to maintain safe working conditions.
With a minimum requirement of just five employees combined with three cost-effective levels of service suited to companies both large and small, Andatech’s new Drug And Alcohol Testing Management Plans (Third Party Sampling) are ideal for any businesses worried about the safety of their employees.
Andatech is offering free advice and quotes to companies thinking about third party drug testing.
Alternatively, further information can be found online at www.andatech.com.au.
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