Rhys Evans is the Director of ALCO-Safe, suppliers of superior drug and alcohol testing equipment and accessories throughout Africa
Why regulations must be in place before marijuana is legalised

Should marijuana use be legalised, there are a number of concerns and questions around regulation and control that need to be addressed to ensure the safety of both users and non-users...

By Rhys Evans 5 Jul 2018

Drunk driving needs a bad rep to support driver demerit system

Despite ramped up awareness campaigns, highly publicised death toll statistics, and the imminent threat of a demerit system, drivers continue to get behind the wheel after having consumed too much alcohol...

By Rhys Evans 26 Mar 2018

Why companies don't always test for alcohol... and why they should

Although alcohol and substance testing forms part of the health and safety policies and procedures in many industries, there are still a great number of organisations that do not employ the same cautionary practice, potentially resulting in significant loss to the business...

By Rhys Evans 13 Nov 2017

Hazardous environments call for zero tolerance on alcohol use

The warehousing environment is a hazardous industry, which is increased significantly if employees are operating machinery under the influence of alcohol...

By Rhys Evans 27 May 2016

Identifying substance, alcohol abuse in employees

Economically speaking, substance or alcohol addiction can increase absenteeism, reduce productivity and escalate accident rates. Such dependence has a significant effect on an employee's abilities...

By Rhys Evans 14 Jan 2016

Tighter control in transport industry needed to curb drunk-driving accidents

The reality is that many accidents are caused by professional drivers in the transport industry and the number of accidents caused by driving under the influence...

By Rhys Evans 2 Nov 2015

Saliva drug testing solutions a convenient alternative

Drug abuse is a growing problem in South Africa, and organisations need to be aware of the consequences on their workforce...

By Rhys Evans 5 Oct 2015

Fast and accurate alcohol and drug testing essential for outsourced medical practitioners

Ensuring compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that all employees have a full medical, including alcohol and drug testing, when they join the company...

By Rhys Evans 20 Jul 2015

Working with employee representatives

Effective, comprehensive health-and-safety procedures are not only essential for compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, they are also important for ensuring productive working environments...

By Rhys Evans 10 Jun 2015

Benefits of alcohol testing in transport

The trucking and transportation sector is vital to the economic wellbeing of South Africa, ensuring the flow of goods between provinces for both local consumption and export...

By Rhys Evans 8 Jun 2015

Rights and responsibilities of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

People are the most important asset of any organisation, and all employees are entitled to the highest consideration for their safety while in the workplace...

By Rhys Evans 27 May 2015

Behavioural implications of alcohol in the workplace

Organisations are required by law to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), which specifies a zero tolerance approach to intoxication in the workplace...

By Rhys Evans 22 Dec 2014

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