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Workshops Help Managers to Deal with Drugs and Alcohol Abuse at Work

Academic journal article Manager

Workshops Help Managers to Deal with Drugs and Alcohol Abuse at Work

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Drugs and alcohol abuse is of growing concern to managers in all sectors of industry and commerce. Misusers do not conform to any stereotype, but the effects of their actions pose not only a serious safety threat to themselves and their work colleagues, but can also harm businesses and reputations. The consequences of the misuser operating machinery or driving vehicles and fork lift trucks, while at work and while under the influence, can lead to serious injury, and in some cases may even lead to death.

Misuse can also lead to short and long term absenteeism, increased levels of illness and lateness, as well as poor work performance and lower productivity. In fact, it has been estimated that the cost to British industry from drug and alcohol related problems is around £3 billion per year.

For these reasons, Grendonstar, a firm of independent consultants with a successful track record in providing a total solution to the problems associated with drug and alcohol misuse at work, is now offering a Substance Misuse Policy Implementation Workshop. Aimed at senior managers and those that are responsible for the application of Company Misuse Policies and Procedures, this one-day, comprehensive training course can be held in-house or at an alternative venue to suit the delegates concerned.

Fully supported with documentation, the workshop covers every aspect of drug and alcohol misuse and, at the end of the session, delegates will not only understand why a formal policy is needed, but also the legal requirements and implications of that policy. …

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