Substance misuse in the workplace can be very complex and a difficult issue to control. In our latest article, Port of Call look at the top five ways of dealing with substance abuse and overcoming addiction in a work environment.
Random drug testing in the workplace has become more common, in order to increase employee protection and reduce workplace accidents. Port of Call investigates the effects of substance misuse in the construction industry and how drug testing on construction sites can help to minimise the problem.
According to studies, 1 in 10 people are affected by addiction. The majority of people who have a drinking problem are in work, which can affect colleagues and workplace productivity. Recent research shows that 12% of adults have drunk alcohol during the working day to cope with workplace stress while 17% of personnel directors described alcohol consumption as a major problem for the organisation. Port of Call discuss the issues of substance abuse in the workplace.
Port of Call are regularly approached by organisations who are faced with an issue around alcohol or substances in the workplace. Through our years of working hand in hand with employers, we’ve come to appreciate that so often a tailored approach is called for.
Over the years, alcoholism in the workplace has sadly become an increasingly common problem. According to studies, the increase in alcohol consumption is directly associated with stress at work. In this blog, Port of Call highlights the dangers of alcoholism, the importance of workplace drug and alcohol policies and offers advice on combating the problem of alcoholism at work.
Random drug testing in the workplace is often used to keep substance misuse clear of the work environment. By doing this, companies are promoting employee welfare and the safety of the public. In this blog, Port of Call discusses the process of drug testing and explores some of the challenges associated with introducing drug testing.
Supporting a colleague to tackle an alcohol dependency can be a daunting, and emotionally charged experience. It is a subject that requires delicate tact, diplomacy and empathy. In this blog, Port of Call explores some useful approaches, including staging an intervention for employees in denial.