Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace – Workplace Safety Training Video – Safetycare 2011

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 than other employees

Included in the program:

• Definition of what is a workplace alcohol and drug problem
• Safety and productivity 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.