Safework Health provides methamphetamine surface testing services;

Methamphetamine Surface Testing

Safework Health provides comprehensive drug residue testing services designed to safeguard individuals against the hazards of methamphetamine contamination.

Using state-of-the-art laboratory-based testing methods, we accurately detect traces of methamphetamine, commonly known as ice or crystal meth, along with other amphetamine-type drugs.

Our fast and efficient testing process ensures swift results, empowering you to promptly implement necessary corrective measures.

Safework Health provides methamphetamine surface testing services;

The need for methamphetamine surface testing

Methamphetamine use and manufacture in Australia have increasingly been on the rise.

Unlike other recreational stimulant drugs, methamphetamine is relatively easy to manufacture, due to the ease of obtaining reagents and it can be “cooked” in quite small areas.

During manufacture, methamphetamine, including its salt, may persist on surrounding surfaces for months or even years. Failure to adequately clean a site where methamphetamine has been smoked or, even worse, manufactured, leaves substantial methamphetamine and organic chemical residues, which can be easily absorbed, especially by young children and toddlers, posing a risk to people living in that environment years after the contamination occurred.

Exposure to methamphetamine through surface contamination can cause significant health problems such as skin, eye and respiratory irritation, dizziness, headaches, cardiovascular effects and insomnia.

Protect your workplace with meth testing from Safework Health

Safework Health’s methamphetamine surface testing meets stringent requirements under ISO/IEC 17025. This includes the testing and analysis of filter, swab and wipe samples for illicit drugs, such as:

  • Amphetamine
  • Ephedrine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Pseudoephedrine 

We also provide a fully validated and externally verified method for testing.

There are currently no formal standards covering methamphetamine surface testing. However, we use the Australian National Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation Guidelines. We also follow the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ‘Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup’.

Additionally, Safework Health has received full accreditation from NATA.

Qualified by WA Health

Safework Health is one of a select few companies qualified by WA Health for testing and remediating chemical residues. WA Health has provided a detailed list of qualified Forensic Testers, Cleaning Contractors and Laboratory Analysis Providers.

For more information, WA Health outlines guidance on the correct clean-up processes for remediation of illicit drugs (removal of methylamphetamine) contamination.

Methamphetamine Test Kit

Safework Health’s Methamphetamine Surface Collection Kits are compliant with “NIOSH 9111 Methanol on Wipes” accredited standard.

  • Gauze (as NIOSH 9111 Not Towel) 7.6 cm x 7.6 cm soaked in 3 ml reagent grade Methanol
  • Templates are precision cut with a 100 mm x 100 mm window with adhesive wall backing strip
  • 50 ml Sterile Falcon Tube
  • Supplied in bags of 20.

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