Drugs and Alcohol: Effects on Employee Productivity2023-12-04T08:45:09-08:00

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
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Did You Know’

Of Canadian workers have increased their cannabis consumption since 2021
Of employee’s report that their employer does not provide resources for substance abuse
Of workplace accidents are drug or alcohol related
Of workers have a substance abuse disorder that affects productivity at work

Substance abuse can significantly impact employee performance, safety, and overall organizational well-being.

A well-defined drug and alcohol policy helps organizations comply with relevant laws and regulations related to substance abuse in the workplace. It establishes a framework for consistent enforcement, making it easier to address any legal or liability issues that may arise. By demonstrating a commitment to maintaining a drug-free workplace, employers can protect themselves from potential legal consequences and associated financial risks. Additionally, a clear policy that prohibits drug and alcohol use during work hours promotes safety by creating a safer environment for all employees. The policy should include guidelines for addressing suspected impairment and conducting drug testing when necessary, ensuring the well-being of both individuals and the entire workforce.

Implementing a drug and alcohol policy is not solely focused on punishment but also aims to support employees struggling with substance abuse. By providing access to employee assistance programs, counseling services, and resources for rehabilitation, employers can demonstrate their commitment to employee well-being and assist those seeking help. Substance abuse can have severe physical, mental, and emotional consequences for individuals, and a workplace drug and alcohol policy plays a crucial role in addressing these concerns. It fosters a culture of accountability, reduces the negative impact of substance abuse on overall productivity and employee performance, and creates a supportive environment that promotes employee well-being.

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