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October 6 2015

More Australian 'White-Collar ' Workplaces Drug Testing

Workplace drug testing is on the rise among Australia 's white-collar workforces. The workplace drug testing industry - which is valued at around $80 million - sees an average annual growth of up to 20%. While the testing of mine site, transport and logistics workers remain the pillars in the Australian industry, experts are reportedly noticing an increase in demand from white-collar sectors. Much of this stems from companies attempting to prevent problems, which have in recent years been uncovered by rising incidences of random drug testing being carried out on drivers by police around the country. Andrew Liebie, national marketing director of Safe Work Laboratories said Australia still has a way to go before catching up with the U.S., where an estimated 70% of workers have to partake in drug testing.