Monday, October 11, 2010

New Release! Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

Drugs and Alcohol are a problem in the workplace. The object of this program is to identify some of the problems and to look at a variety of options available to handle this issue.

These are just some of the facts:

- Of all people with alcohol or other drug-related problems, 60% - 70% are in full-time employment
- Of all workplace fatalities 15% - 30% are related to alcohol and other drugs
- Of all workplace accidents 20% - 30% involve people in an intoxicated state
- People with alcohol and drug problems have 200% - 300% more absenteeism

Included in the program:

- Definition of what is a workplace alcohol and drug problem
- Safety and issues associated with alcohol and drug problems
- Identification of problems
- Issues of confidentiality
- Drug and Alcohol Testing
- Self-denial

It is commonly agreed that at least 10% of the entire workforce suffers from some form of drug dependency problem. This 10% figure is also seen by most to be on the increase.