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How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

Workers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs represent major safety concern at their workplace in that they are usually prone to injuries due to impaired attention and accuracy in performing their job.
Also, they create unsafe and disruptive environment for their co-workers due to inadequate behavior and failure to comply with the job code.

In brief: Multiple

Workers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs represent major safety concern at their workplace in that they are usually prone to injuries due to impaired attention and accuracy in performing their job.
Also, they create unsafe and disruptive environment for their co-workers due to inadequate behavior and failure to comply with the job code.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Many ways

Alcohol abuse has been thought to be one of the top causes of workplace accidents, as well as a major contributor to various illnesses in workers.
It also reduces productivity and increases absenteeism. It is one of the reasons that employee assistance programs to detect alcohol (and drug) problems in workers were set up 30 years ago, which has resulted in far more people being treated earlier.

In brief: Many ways

Alcohol abuse has been thought to be one of the top causes of workplace accidents, as well as a major contributor to various illnesses in workers.
It also reduces productivity and increases absenteeism. It is one of the reasons that employee assistance programs to detect alcohol (and drug) problems in workers were set up 30 years ago, which has resulted in far more people being treated earlier.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Thank
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