Customer Spotlight: Hazmat Training Expert Casey Jones

Customer Spotlight: Hazmat Training Expert Casey Jones

Casey Jones is a 20-year emergency services veteran including 13 years with the Little Rock (Ark.) Fire Department. He is a lead hazmat instructor not just in the city, but the county and state too. He also trains hazmat instructors on a national level. Casey sat down with us to share his insights on how to make hazmat training effective, relevant, and engaging.In many industries, such as road and rail transport, maritime and mining occupations, the law provides a legal blood alcohol level and prohibits workers from being affected by drugs of any kind (prescription or illicit). READ FULL SPOTLIGHT…
Synthetic pot luck

Synthetic pot luck

A teenage boy thinks he’s smoking marijuana; instead it’s synthetic cannabis and he needs an ambulance. By LEWIS HUGHES Read the full article here: SOURCE: The Australian    

Under the influence

By: Karen Burge If the past 12 months has taught us anything, it’s that coming to work when feeling sick puts others at risk. We have responsibility for our own health and the safety of those around us. But what about coming to work under the influence of drugs? Whether it’s the city centres, urban fringes, regional areas or remote Australia, drugs are being used in our communities. And what goes on in the community can be brought to your organisation’s doorstep. The National Drug Strategy Household Survey (2019) found around 3.4 million Australians reported using illicit drugs in the previous year—most commonly…

Illicit Drugs – Which countries party with pills

Sewage study shows which countries indulge over the new year. Despite deaths and hospitalisations linked to many new psychoactive substances (NPS), an international wastewater study led by the University of South Australia shows just how prevalent 'party pills' and 'bath salts' are in different parts of the world. In a new paper published in Water Research, the world's most comprehensive wastewater analysis of NPS shows the pattern of designer drug use in the 2019/2020 New Year in 14 sites across Australia, New Zealand, China, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Norway and the United States. Research from the University of South Australia show that…

What are the financial impacts of drugs and alcohol at work?

How drugs and alcohol at work can hurt your bottom line Whether you work in an office or on an oil rig, employers have a duty of care to provide a safe workplace environment. But when an employee is impaired by drugs and alcohol, the health, safety and financial consequences can be devastating. In many industries, such as road and rail transport, maritime and mining occupations, the law provides a legal blood alcohol level and prohibits workers from being affected by drugs of any kind (prescription or illicit). Other companies have their own policies about alcohol and illicit substances. This…