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Drugs and alcohol are widely used across our society and have a significant effect on the individuals
who use them.

The use and effects of drugs and alcohol often flows on to the workplace, as individuals can still be
under the influence during working hours. Many companies {insert your company name] have
developed stringent Drug and Alcohol Policies to reduce the risk for injury and damage as a result of
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Drugs & Alcohol - Safety Talk

  1. 1. Drugs & Alcohol Page 1 of 11 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Document Number: ST068 Revision 2013 1.0 Drugs & Alcohol SAFETY AWARENESS KEPT SIMPLE SMARTsafe Safety Talks – ST068 This pack contains: • 8 - Page Talk Text • 8 - OHP Presentation Slide Pack Using the talks (Extract “How to Present Safety Talks”): Plan which topic you want to discuss with your team. Read through the script before you hold the meeting to familiarise yourself with the material. Start the talk with a comment that makes the topic relevant to the team. For example, if you have seen a number of people using ladders incorrectly, use this as your opening comment. Follow the script but don’t read straight from the page. The script is only a prompt and it will sound better if you use your own words. Ask the questions as they appear in the script. It is important you do this because they are a lead in to the next section of your talk. Give the team enough time to answer the questions. Safety talks can be boring for the team if you are the only one talking. Hand out the information sheets as they appear in the script. Don’t hand out all the information sheets at the start of the talk otherwise there is a temptation for the team to read ahead and not listen to the points you are making. Collect the information sheets at the end of the talk so they can be used again. Safety Talk Mini - Delivery Pack To obtain your full Safety Talk Delivery Pack go to: www.smartsafe.com.au The full Safety Talk pack contains MS Office Editable documents : • 8 - Page Talk Text • 8 - OHP Presentation Slide Pack • 16 - A5 talk Handout Sheets • Assessment and Assessment Answers Sheet • Employee Attendance Register • A “How to Present Safety Talks Guide”
  2. 2. Drugs & Alcohol Page 4 of 11 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Document Number: ST068 Revision 2013 1.0 ALCOHOL Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world. It is considered to be a drug because it changes the way you think and feel. Alcohol is a depressant because it slows down the brain and the nervous system. The Effects of Alcohol “How do you think alcohol might affect the human body?” Hand out sheet 1 – The effects of alcohol In small amounts alcohol makes you feel: relaxed; and less inhibited. In larger amounts the use of alcohol can result in: movements becoming clumsy; reflexes slowing down; eyes not focusing clearly; speech becoming slurred; aggressive behavior and difficulty in making sound judgments. Drinking heavily over a short period of time can result in: nausea; vomiting and dizziness; accidents; and alcohol poisoning. Despite the above effects it is possible to drink alcohol at low-risk levels. These levels are however, only a guideline because many factors influence the body’s reactions to alcohol including, age, weight and gender. International drinking guidelines recommend drinking limits the limit varies from country to country however, a basic guideline is for men and women is no more than 2 standard drinks a day. This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/drugs-and-alcohol-safety-talk-486
  3. 3. Drugs & Alcohol Page 7 of 11 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Document Number: ST068 Revision 2013 1.0 Sometimes users experience a residual ‘hangover’ which may last for 2 to 26 hours. Increased doses and extended use of amphetamines can result in: sweating; headaches; pale skin; restlessness; dizziness; feelings of being powerful or superior; shaking; repetitive movement; irregular breathing; very rapid irregular heartbeat; and some users becoming hostile or aggressive. Still higher doses can result in psychosis, which involves a serious break with reality, hallucinations and delusions. Residual Amounts of Amphetamines Amphetamines can be retained within the body for approximately two to four days after they are taken. However, this may vary depending upon the individual user, the drug and how it is taken. HEROIN Heroin is manufactured from morphine or codeine, which are the chemicals in the juice from the head of the opium poppy. Heroin is a more addictive and stronger drug than morphine and codeine. Heroin is a depressant, which means it suppresses the activity of the central nervous system. The Effects of Heroin “How do you think heroin might effect the human body?” Hand out sheet 4 – The effects of heroin A small dose of heroin can result in: a feeling of well-being; relief of pain; shallow breathing; nausea and vomiting; constipation; sleepiness; and loss of balance, coordination and concentration. This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/drugs-and-alcohol-safety-talk-486
  4. 4. Drugs & Alcohol Page 10 of 11 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Document Number: ST068 Revision 2013 1.0 SUMMARY Hand out sheet 8 – Summary Substances such as alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines and heroin all have significant and relatively long lasting effects on the human body. These effects are often still present during work hours, placing both the user and his or her co-workers at risk. Prescription drugs obtained through pharmacies and other outlets can also have an adverse effect on the individual in the workplace. The effect of combining different types of drugs and alcoholic substances is unpredictable and can have adverse effects on the individual. Personnel must abide by the company Drug and Alcohol Policy at all times. FURTHER REFERENCES FOR THE SUPERVISOR http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_drugs http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts.html http://www.icap.org/table/Internationaldrinkingguidelines This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/drugs-and-alcohol-safety-talk-486
  5. 5. Drugs & Alcohol – ST068 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Large amounts of alcohol can result in: • clumsiness; • slow reflexes; • eyes not focusing clearly • slurred speech; and • difficulty in making decisions. Drinking heavily over short periods of time can result in: • nausea; • vomiting and dizziness; • accidents; and • alcohol poisoning. Small amounts of alcohol can make you: • relaxed; and • less inhibited Sheet 1 – The Effect of Alcohol This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/drugs-and-alcohol-safety-talk-486
  6. 6. Drugs & Alcohol – ST068 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 A larger dose of heroin can result in: • very depressed breathing • pupils narrowing to pin points; • skin being cold to touch; and • inducing a coma. A small dose of heroin can result in: • a feeling of well-being; • relief from pain; • shallow breathing; • nausea and vomiting; • constipation; • sleepiness; and • loss of balance, coordination and concentration. Impure Street Heroin can Cause DEATH. Sheet 4 – The Effects of Heroin This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/drugs-and-alcohol-safety-talk-486
  7. 7. Drugs & Alcohol – ST068 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 A typical Drug and Alcohol Policy includes the following Key Points: • Do not attend work if you are under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. • Anyone suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be removed from site. • Inform your Supervisor if you are taking prescription medication • First and second incidents will constitute counseling and warnings. • The third incident will result in termination of employment • Unauthorised drugs and alcohol will be confiscated if found on site, and could result in termination of employment. • Random drug and alcohol testing may be carried out. Counseling is available if you believe you have a problem. Sheet 7 – Drug and Alcohol Policy This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/drugs-and-alcohol-safety-talk-486
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