Importance Of Drug And Alcohol Policy In The Workplace

This 2 minute safety training video covers: What is the importance of employee assistance program (EAPs), managers and supervisors training on preventing and dealing with substance abuse, who are covered by company's written drug and alcohol policy, what does company's drug and alcohol policy states, what are the components of company’s drug and alcohol policy, what are the consequences for breaking company’s rules, where should managers report alcohol and drug abuse situations. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 19 minute full length version.

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Most substance abusers have jobs. In fact, it is estimated that one out of every ten workers has a drug or alcohol problem. Their behavior "under the influence" can decrease productivity, create a hostile work environment and damage a company's reputation. Worst of all it can significantly increase the chances of workplace incidents and injuries.

Atlantic Training's "Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse… for Managers and Supervisors" training program discusses drug and alcohol abuse, the damage it causes to workers and the businesses that employ them, and what should be done to create and maintain a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

Topics covered include:

  • Importance Of Drug And Alcohol Policy In The Workplace
  • How substance abuse can affect a workplace.
  • What substances are abused?
  • Laws you need to know about.
  • Creating a drug and alcohol-free workplace.
  • Substance abuse education and testing.
  • Recognizing on-the-job substance abuse.
  • Handling substance abuse situations.
  • ...and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 19 minute preview.

Video Transcript

Your organization’s drug and alcohol policy mirrors the federal alcohol and drug free workplace act of 1988, what does it mean to you? Your workplace must be free from alcohol and drugs, you can’t bring it to work and show up in the workplace under the influence. To ensure the safety and health of everyone at the workplace most employers have adopted alcohol and drug policy that forbids any employee from reporting for duty, or remaining on duty, when under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.