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What Are The Laws And Regulations Regarding Substance Abuse

This 2 minute safety training video covers: How substance abuse can affect a workplace, what is OSHA’s general duty clause, procedures for workplace drug and alcohol testing programs, how to avoid violation of employee’s privacy or other civil rights. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 19 minute full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

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.

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Video Transcript

The federal government requires workers in the transportation industry to be tested for alcohol or other drugs. Many employers have applied these standards to their entire workforce, whether or not employees work on transportation related jobs. There are number of situations that testing is required by the federal government including reasonable suspicion testing. Reasonable suspicion testing is conducted when a training supervisor or company official observes an employee’s behaviour or appearance and suspect that the use of alcohol or other drug maybe occurring on the job.