Friday, August 17th, 2018

I have no means of implementing a drug and alcohol policy properly


This is a common statement from many health and safety and personnel professionals in industry. The health and safety policies exist and people are aware of the need to be responsible for themselves and their colleagues, but little if any, attention is drawn to the very real hazards of alcohol and drug (including prescription) related work accidents. Historically no action is taken to secure the work place against habitual users. This is often due to a lack of knowledge, education and confidence.

11% of all injuries sustained in the workplace, are attributed to alcohol and/or drug misuse.


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