Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Employees in Construction Environments Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Employees in Construction Environments

Alcohol & Drugs - Human Resources Collection by Training Network

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Substance abuse is a huge, worldwide problem, and can be particularly acute in the construction industry. In the United States alone there are over 50 million binge drinkers, 17 million illegal drug users and almost 15 million people who abuse prescription drugs. In fact, it is estimated that one out of every ten workers has a substance abuse problem. An employee with an alcohol or drug problem can decrease productivity, create a hostile work environment and damage a company's good name. Worst of all, the actions of a worker who is under the influence can completely undermine a company's efforts to keep people safe. Your construction employees need to know what they can do to help keep their job sites drug and alcohol-free. This video trains them on the various types of substance abuse that are found in the workplace, how they can affect an employee's work situation and what employees themselves can do to help keep their workplace drug and alcohol free.

Substance abuse is a huge, worldwide problem, and can be particularly acute in the construction industry. In the United States alone there are over 50 million binge drinkers, 17 million illegal drug users and almost 15 million people who abuse prescription drugs. In fact, it is estimated that one out of every ten workers has a substance abuse problem. An employee with an alcohol or drug problem can decrease productivity, create a hostile work environment and damage a company's good name. Worst of all, the actions of a worker who is under the influence can completely undermine a company's efforts to keep people safe. Your construction employees need to know what they can do to help keep their job sites drug and alcohol-free. This video trains them on the various types of substance abuse that are found in the workplace, how they can affect an employee's work situation and what employees themselves can do to help keep their workplace drug and alcohol free.

Topics covered also include:
  • What substances are commonly abused.
  • Alcohol and other depressants.
  • Stimulants, narcotics and hallucinogens.
  • Who can become a substance abuser.
  • Drug and alcohol policies.
  • Helping employees overcome substance abuse.
  • How people get hooked.
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