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Expert doubts value of work drug tests

Expert doubts value of work drug tests | thetelegraph.com.au.

THERE is little evidence that random drug testing in the workplace is effective and it could be contributing to an increase in the use of synthetic substances, according to an expert.

The deputy director of the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University, Ken Pidd, says drug-testing in the workplace is just an easy “tick-a-box” response to the problem.

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President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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