Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

Posted in : Eversheds HR Speed Brief on 26 November 2013
Anna Broderick
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How can an employer ensure the workplace is Drug and Alcohol free?

Drug and alcohol abuse has become an increasingly significant problem for employers. Research has shown that more than 70% of substance abusers are in full-time employment. Alcohol has been an implied cause in 60% of all workplace accidents, while a combination of drug and alcohol abuse has been reported to cause around 25% of all workplace accidents.

Research has shown that the effects of alcohol in the workplace include poor performance and poor productivity, lateness and absenteeism as well as unsafe practices and procedures. It also impacts on team morale and team relations, as it places an increased

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Anna Broderick

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