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What to Include in Your Drug and Alcohol Policy

drug and alcohol policyIf you’re an employer and you haven’t drafted a clear cut workplace drug and alcohol policy just yet, don’t worry. You’re not alone, as countless other companies have yet to formally write down rules for their employees to follow as far as drugs and alcohol are concerned. However, don’t take too long to come up with a drug and alcohol policy for the workplace. Every single day counts, and you wouldn’t want to be dealing with a drug and alcohol-related issue in the workplace when you don’t have a policy in place.

When you finally get around to creating a workplace drug and alcohol policy, make sure that the following elements are included in it:

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The Controversies Behind Workplace Drug Testing

workplace drug testingWorkplace drug testing has been around for some time now, but controversies continue to hound it. These controversies are hardly surprising. Workplace drug testing, after all, will always be a contentious matter because it essentially triggers a collision between the interests of the worker and the interests of the employer. Employers want them done in the name of workplace health and safety and business productivity, while workers typically cry invasion of privacy and dignity robbery when forced to undergo workplace drug testing. (more…)

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Australian Guidelines Regarding Alcohol Consumption

Australian guidelines about alcohol consumptionDrinking alcohol has always been a seemingly indispensable aspect of life among Australians. For most Aussies, alcohol consumption will always be present whether they are at parties and other social gatherings or just plain relaxing at home or on vacation. Australians are touted to have a heavy drinking culture, but in fairness, most Aussies drink alcohol at levels where they don’t really suffer adverse effects. That, however, couldn’t be said of a significant number of Australians. (more…)

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