The New Zealand Herald story regarding the promotion of “10 ways to keep well if using meth by Massey High School is an example of how we, as a society in New Zealand have missed the boat when it comes to drug education. This is why we, as a society need to do something drastic […]
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Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association president Pat Newman has raised the issue of the insidious effects on children and families as a result of the Methamphetamine epidemic that New Zealand has been in the grips of since the late 1990’s. Pat Newman is telling it like it is. The Methamphetamine epidemic is inter-generational. In the […]
High levels of methamphetamine have been found in Whangarei’s wastewater treatment plant. What does this mean? Methamphetamine, MDMA/Ecstasy and cocaine have been found in the wastewater since monthly testing began in August. Until now, reliable data about illegal drug use has been difficult to obtain. Wastewater testing provides a cost-effective, timely, non-intrusive and accurate measure […]
Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s), which are classed as having up to 20 employees are extremely vital part of the New Zealand economy. According to the latest data from Statistics New Zealand, they account for: 97 per cent (487,602) of all enterprises 29 per cent (599,880) of all employees an estimated 26 per cent of […]
Under law both employers and employees have a duty to ensure that the workplace is safe. A risk includes dangerous behaviour resulting from drug or alcohol use. Employees have a duty to take reasonable care for their own and others’ safety. Employees must comply with any reasonable policy or procedure relating to health and safety, including a policy on alcohol and drugs. Employers, managers and employees should be made aware of the signs that people give when alcohol and drugs use impairs their behaviour or performance and of the risks and responsibilities involved.Providing information and training should make everyone in the workplace more aware of the signs to look for, and of how to raise this with their manager or employer. It should be emphasised that the aim of providing information and training is about developing the right environment based on prevention. Using external people to lead information and training programmes can be a good approach. Managers and employees should participate in the programmes on an equal basis. Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
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