Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the Impact in the WorkplacePosted in : HR Updates on 10 May 2010
Helen O'Brien writes:
Alcohol and drug abuse appears to be an increasing problem in the UK. Furthermore, it is estimated that misuse of alcohol and drugs at work costs the British industry around £2billion a year.
The consequences for employers do not simply stop at lost working days and poor productivity; there is also the possibility of the individual sustaining a workplace injury or causing injury to others. So how can employers tackle the problem of alcohol abuse in the workplace?
Employers have a duty under the Health & Safety At Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 to ensure as far as reasonably practicable, the health safety and welfare of their employees. If an
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