There is growing evidence of the role workplaces play in shaping alcohol and other drug (AOD)-related behaviours and how to intervene to prevent or minimise problems.
New resource about how substance use and mental health affects the workplace and the benefits of creating a wellness culture.
To assist workplaces to respond to alcohol and other drug-related harm in the workplace, The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, has produced a series of factsheets about commonly used drugs and their impact on safety and well-being of individual employees, and overall safety and productivity of the workplace.
Fact sheets cover the following topics:
This is a comic created by the Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency to promote Drug Free Workplaces. It is suitable for children.
Suggested citation: Meister, S.R. (2018). A Review of Workplace Substance Use Policies in Canada: Strengths, Gaps and Key Considerations. Ottawa, Ont.: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.
A review of workplace substance use policies in Canada
What is already known about this topic?
Eight states, including Colorado, have legalized recreational marijuana use among persons aged ≥21 years. The association between marijuana use and occupational injury is of public health concern.
What is added by this report?
The IGI Airport in Delhi is one of the busiest and largest airports in India. Cab drivers are a crucial part of the workforce stationed here. Often, their erratic work schedules and strained socio-economic circumstances make them especially vulnerable to drug and alcohol addiction.
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