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To Test or Not to Test: Drug and Alcohol Policies in the Retail Workplace

According to Gouldson Legal, people who are in the workforce are more likely in the last 12 months to have consumed drugs or alcohol than those who don’t work.

And, according to Comcare, drugs and alcohol use by individuals is the cause of up to 15 per cent of workplace incidents leading to injury worldwide.

With those statistics, it seems a little wonder that many organisations choose to implement robust drug and alcohol policies, and even regular drug and alcohol testing programs in workplaces.

But just how effective are those policies, and how practical is it to run testing programs for Australian and New Zealand Franchise businesses?