Miners use fake urine to pass alcohol and drug tests

Reported by Haydee | 10 Dec, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library Some miners are purchasing fake urine to pass workplace drug and alcohol tests. According to a Courier Mail report, synthetic urine products are readily available over the internet as well as from Australian distributors. Product promotion says the product contains “all the ingredients normally found in urine and is balanced for pH, …

NSW state-owned company loses bid to conduct urine drug testing

Reported by Haydee | 16 Aug, 2012

Fair Work Australia upheld its decision prohibiting a state-owned company from conducting urine tests on its workers. SafetyCulture reported in April that the state-owned energy company appealed on Fair Work Australia’s ruling stating that conducting urine drug tests would be “unjust and unreasonable” because these tests could provide positive results from drug use days earlier. …

Train drivers, prison guards and firefighters oppose urine drug tests

Reported by Haydee | 02 Apr, 2012

Prison guards, firefighters and train drivers are appealing to the state government not to force them to submit to urine tests after the Fair Work Australia decision last week decided that the practice was “unjust and unreasonable.” According to a Herald report, Fair Work Australia ruled that urine tests should not be done to employees …