Workplace Drug Testing
Workplace drug testing is an increasingly commonplace strategy used by workplaces to address AOD issues. While testing can be a useful tool in some instances, there is very little research concerning the effectiveness of workplace testing in reducing either AOD use or AOD related harm.
For more detailed information on drug testing see:
Pidd, K., & Roche, A. (2014). How effective is drug testing as a workplace safety strategy? A systematic review of the evidence. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 71, 154-156.
Pidd, K., & Roche, A. (2011). Workplace Drug Testing: Evidence and Issues. Flinders University: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) (pdf 1,141KB).
Pidd, K., Roche, A.M., & White, M. (2011). Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing. Flinders University: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) (pdf 287KB).
Pidd, K. & Roche, A. (2009). Workplace drug testing: Why the controversy? Of Substance, 7(3), 18-19 (pdf 832KB).
Roche, A.M., Pidd, K., Bywood, P. et al. (2007) Drug testing in schools: Evidence, impacts and alternatives. Australian National Council on Drugs, Canberra (pdf 1.4MB).
Pidd, K., & Roche, A. (2006). Information and data sheet 4: Drug testing as a response to alcohol and other drug issues in the workplace. Adelaide, South Australia: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, Flinders University (pdf 133KB).
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