Most companies already have workplace drug policies in place, and that is a good thing. However, when you look at many of these drug policies in the workplace, most of its stipulations are mostly focused on threats of penalties, suspensions, and in many cases, dismissal of violators from their jobs. Over the years, thousands of workers all over the world have been terminated for breaching their workplace drug policies.Read More
There is no question that employees who use alcohol and drugs can cause serious problems in the workplace. Among those problems are reduced productivity, absenteeism, tardiness, increased medical and workers’ compensation bills, and diminished overall job performance. In some cases, employees under the influence of alcohol and drug use may behave unpredictably and make the workplace more dangerous, not only to themselves, but also to everyone who work there. No one is spared from the effects of alcohol and drug use of employees. Colleagues, managers, and employers themselves are affected in one way or another.
Dealing with alcohol and drug use of employees is primarily the responsibility of the employer. To manage this problem, an employer should have a clearly written alcohol and drug abuse policy in place.Read More
A report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau on its investigation of a 2012 road-rail vehicle accident that killed an employee concludes that flawed work safety policies were the primary cause of the employee’s death.Read More
A study claims that a Swedish breathalyser detects illegal drugs such as marijuana, heroin, and cocaine on motorists, reports U.S. News. (more…)Read More
The latest National Health Survey figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have revealed that residents of North Brisbane are the top binge drinkers in Australia, according to a report by News.com.au.Read More
Factories are busy places, especially those that operate on a 24-hour production basis. Unlike office work, factory work requires that all personnel — from the factory floor staff to the managers — approach their jobs as methodically, purposefully, and focused as they can make it. One slip up, and the results could be disastrous. The products being produced could come up as defective. Worse, people could get hurt, lose a limb, or even lose their lives, what with all the heavy machinery that’s being operated all around. (more…)Read More
If you think substituting e-cigarettes for real cigarettes is a healthier choice, a new study is suggesting otherwise. The study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, says e-cigarettes could actually serve as a gateway drug to users which will make them more likely to use and get hooked on cocaine and other illicit drugs.Read More