Employees selling or consuming either drugs or alcohol in the workplace or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol when they arrive to work. Are they operating machinery, driving vehicles or putting employees in vulnerable and dangerous situations?
What Does Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace Look Like?
A survey by DrugScope and Alcohol Concern found that 27% of employers say drug misuse is a problem at work while 60% have experienced problems due to staff drinking alcohol.
But that isn’t the whole story.
This number is either significantly higher or lower depending on who you talk to. Truth is, there is no telling just how much of an issue drugs and alcohol are in your organisation. But one certainty is the monetary and reputational damage that can occur.
It’s Time to Act
No one can accurately predict that drugs and alcohol will become a problem within your organisation, so do you understand the signs and have measures in place to be able to deal with the situation should the need arise?
If you don’t, then it’s time to act.