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March 21, 2013

Recognize and Avoid Substance Abuse in the Workplace

As a manager it is your responsibility to keep your workplace safe and productive.  Ensuring employees are drug-free and sober is one of the most important duties you have.  Assuring your organization is drug-free helps to warrant that employees perform jobs effectively and safely – and this responsibility lies on all workers at the organization.
The training courses, “Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Employeesand “Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse for Managers and Supervisors” are extremely influential for recognizing and avoiding substance abuse.
From these courses, participants learn that substance abuse of any kind is dangerous; emphasizing the following topics:

  • What substances are abused
  • How people get “hooked”
  • Drug dependency
  • Substance abuse affects the workplace
  • Regulations and laws
  • Creating a drug-free workplace
  • The roles of education and testing
  • On-the-job substance abuse
  • How to handle substance abuse situations

Addiction is a disease; anyone can become a substance abuser at any age.  It is your company’s objective to keep everyone safe by dealing with substance abusers.  And remember; never underestimate the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

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