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Drug and Alcohol Screening

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The use of alcohol and recreational drugs can present a hazard in the workplace. An effective drug and alcohol screening program improves workplace safety and the long-term health of your workplace. Workforce Health Assessors provides drug and alcohol screening sensitively and professionally, helping employers maintain a safe and productive business.

Benefits of Drug and Alcohol Screening

A safe and healthy workforce is to the benefit of both employers and employees. Drug and alcohol screening ensures your employees are fit to work and maintains the safety of everyone in your workplace.

  • Meet health and safety targets
  • Minimise long-term absenteeism from illness and injury
  • Save money on WorkCover claims and insurance costs
  • Provide a safe work environment culture

Why Choose WHA?

WHA employs a large number of trained and qualified screening officers to minimise delays and ensure employees are never waiting around to be tested. WHA utilises the best NATA accredited laboratories to guarantee the fastest available turnaround times.

We offer breath alcohol screening using police-grade breathalysers to Australian standards AS3547. We use the Drugsense OraScan instant screening machines for oral fluid instant machine reading. Each of our urine and oral screening devices complies with Australian standards.

Drug and Alcohol Screening Services

Our drug and alcohol screening services cover pre-employment, random, for cause, and critical incident screening. Depending on your requirements, we use instant screening, instant machine screening, and laboratory screening.

WHA offers the following drug and alcohol screening services tailored to specific requirements:

  • Urinary or oral fluid drug screening to Australian Standards AS/NZS 4308:2008 (Urine) - AS 4760 2019 (Oral Fluid).
  • Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) certified urine and oral fluid collection, screening and transport.
  • Fully compliant with NATA approved pathology screening and confirmation requirements.
  • Gas/Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (GCMS/LCMS) confirmatory testing by a NATA certified laboratory of non-negative instant results.

For instant urine drug screening, WHA uses a multidrug 6 Panel urine drug testing kit which tests for illicit drugs including:

  • Cannabis
  • Opiates
  • Methamphetamines
  • Amphetamines
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine

For instant and machine instant (Oral Fluid) drug screening, WHA uses a multidrug 5 Panel oral fluid drug testing kit which tests for illicit drugs including:

  • Cannabis
  • Opiates
  • Methamphetamines
  • Amphetamines
  • Cocaine

If random screening is carried out onsite, instant oral fluid drug screening is the most common method because it is accurate and efficient. Instant oral fluid testing can offer results in 5 minutes and will ensure your employees are fit for daily duties. However, they do not provide the same standard as a laboratory analysis as defined by the Australian Standards AS/NZS 4308:2008. The specimen will require confirmation by laboratory testing if a non-negative result is obtained.

Our officers are specially trained to perform drug and alcohol screenings and can provide this service in all WHA facilities or onsite at your workplace anywhere in Australia.

Contact WHA to learn more about our drug and alcohol screening options.

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