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Drug tests at Immigration a waste of time and money, says expert

Brisbane Times Noel Towell 14 January 2015

The Immigration Department is wasting its time and taxpayers’ money on forced drug tests for thousands of public servants, according to a leading workplace drug and alcohol expert. 36 more words

Drug Analysis And Toxicology

Ebola lapses show lab safety protocols should factor in human error

LA Times Gavin Huntley-Fenner 2 January 2015

Christmas Eve brought the unwelcome news that a lab worker at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. 48 more words

Microbiology

Ebola Sample Is Mishandled at C.D.C. Lab in Latest Error

New York Times Denise Grady,  Donald G McNeil Jr 24 December 2014

A laboratory mistake at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta may have exposed a technician to the deadly Ebola virus, federal officials said on Wednesday. 58 more words

Virology

Gold Coast company where man was crushed by forklift slammed for disregard for safety

 Gold Coast Bulletin  |  December 11, 2014 11:20 | MEAGAN WEYMES

A CORONER has ruled the company where a man was crushed by a forklift had a ‘general disregard for safety’ and could face workplace health and safety charges. 21 more words

Forensic Pathology

Man dies in wall collapse at Queensland mine

The Brisbane Times  December 12, 2014 – 7:35AM

A worker has died in a wall collapse at an underground coal mine in central Queensland.

The 45-year-old was the only person in the area early Friday morning at the Grasstree mine near Middlemount about 190km north-west of Rockhampton. 18 more words

Forensic Pathology

Queensland firefighters to get easier access to compensation for life-threatening illnesses

Courier Mail Jason Tin 11 December 2014

CANCER-stricken Queensland firefighters will soon no longer have to prove the life-threatening illness they are battling is linked to their work, with new laws to give them easier access to compensation. 26 more words

Environmental Toxicology