Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Q: What should I do if a coworker is using drugs or alcohol on the worksite and I think it is a hazard?

A: Workers should have a means by which they can anonymously report incidents which are in violation of your drug & alcohol policy.

Q: How should those who abuse drugs or alcohol in the workplace be disciplined?

A: All cases will vary by situation, but an official record should be made and the appropriate discipline should be carried out. A clear drug & alcohol policy should define what should happen in all situations.

Q: Where can I find more information about drug and alcohol abuse?

A: The Occupational Health & Safety Administration provides a power point document which can be used to train supervisors and employees on drugs and alcohol in the workplace. It can be found by clicking HERE.


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