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Dealing With Alcohol in the Workplace

Solutions For An Expensive and Dangerous Problem

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Updated October 30, 2010

The Problem
Alcohol and drug abuse by employees cause many expensive problems for business and industry.

Establishing a Policy
Establishing a workplace substance abuse program can drastically reduce costs in loss productivity and accidents.

Drug Testing: Keeping it Legal
If you plan to use alcohol and drug testing as a part of a workplace substance abuse policy there are many legal issues that must first be addressed.

Hangovers - A Pain in the Workplace
Excessive drinking by employees cost businesses and industries worldwide billions of dollars in absenteeism and lost productivity, but it is not the heavy drinkers.

Substance Abuse in the Workplace
Alcohol and drug abuse by employees cause many expensive problems for business and industry ranging from lost productivity, injuries, and an increase the health insurance claims.

How Effective Are Current EAPs?
While more than 80 million Americans now have access to Employee Assistance Programs, little current scientific research exists to determine how well these employer-paid benefits are serving workers with alcohol problems.

Info for Employers
Links to internet resources about workplace issues.

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