Alcohol and Drug Tests For Construction Sites



Eric Abetz’s changes to the building code make alcohol and drug testing for construction workers a reality.

The amendments to the building code are meant to improve health and safety on construction sites, with alcohol and drug abuse being identified as a significant problem among construction workers. Abetz points out that given the high risk nature of construction work, having workers intoxicated by drugs and alcohol is extremely hazardous.

In response to the amendments, the CFMEU has called on the federal government to increase funding for construction workers’ rehabilitation.

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