Thousands of Australians turning up to work on methamphetamines
DANIEL KEANE AND CAMRON SLESSOR | 27TH JULY, 2018 | ABC NEWS
Thousands of Australians are turning up to work under the influence of methamphetamines, according to a new report from South Australia's peak business lobby.
SafeWork Laboratories forensic toxicologist Andrew Leibie — who worked on the report — said almost a quarter of a million Australians were high on ice at work "on any given day".
Mr Leibie said the number of workers testing positive nationally increased from 1.5 per cent in 2016 to 1.9 per cent in 2017, equating to some 240,000 workers and 18,500 in South Australia.
The report also found about 5,000 people in South Australia working in safety sensitive industries — 2.2 per cent of workers — were "either under the influence of ice or suffering its hangover effects".