Substance abuse in the workplace ppt (sflpp version)


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Substance abuse in the workplace ppt (sflpp version)

  1. 1. Division of Risk ManagementState of Florida Loss Prevention Program
  2. 2. You will be able to:  Comprehend the harmful impact of workplace substance abuse.  Understand the requirements of the law and company policy.  Identify ways in which alcohol and drugs impair job performance.  Recognize signs of substance abuse.  Take action to deal with abuse problems.
  3. 3.  Scope, cost, and control of workplace substance abuse. Effects of alcohol and drugs on job performance. How to recognize a substance abuse problem. What to do about a co-worker’s problem. How to get help for a drug or alcohol problem.
  4. 4.  10% of U.S. workers abuse drugs or alcohol (or both). Most substance abusers are employed. 60% of workers know someone who has reported for work under the influence. Anyone can be a substance abuser.
  5. 5.  Substance abuse costs more than $50 billion annually. Abusers generally: ▪ Are less productive. ▪ Make more mistakes. ▪ Lose more time from work. Abusers have more accidents.
  6. 6.  40% of industrial fatalities are linked to substance abuse. 47% of all occupational accidents can be attributed to substance abuse. Substance abuse often leads to theft and crime in the workplace.
  7. 7.  Written policy. Awareness program. Reporting requirements. Disciplinary action. Rehabilitation.
  8. 8.  Protection against recognized hazards. Substance abuse is such a recognized hazard.
  9. 9.  Prohibits the possession, use, or sale of drugs or alcohol on company property. Forbids working under the influence. Provides assistance to employees who want help for an abuse problem. Imposes discipline on those who violate rules and refuse help.
  10. 10.  Do you understand the information presented in the previous slides?
  11. 11.  Has a sedative effect. Can be highly addictive. Impairs job performance. Is a proven killer.
  12. 12.  Most frequently used drug in the workplace Is a relaxant Impairs performance Effects can last for hours
  13. 13.  Causes a brief intense high. Can be highly addictive. Seriously impairs performance. Increases potential for accidents and crime. Can destroy a person’s life.
  14. 14.  Used to give energy or lose weight. Highly addictive. Impair job performance. Cause serious physical damage.
  15. 15.  Highly addictive. Leads to serious health conditions. Impairs job performance. Increases potential for workplace theft and crime.
  16. 16.  Distort users’ perception of reality. Cause bizarre and sometimes violent behavior. Impair job performance. Can cause irreversible physical and mental problems.
  17. 17.  Can be addictive. Many people use these drugs for nonmedical reasons. Can impair job performance. Can lead to use of other dangerous drugs.
  18. 18.  Do you understand the information presented in the previous slides?
  19. 19.  Early on. As the problem becomes more serious. Once a person is addicted.
  20. 20.  Ask your supervisor or human resources for programs the company provides. Talk to a health professional or minister.
  21. 21.  Look in the phone book. Check the Internet.
  22. 22.  Express your concern. Encourage the person to get help. Talk to your supervisor if the problem persists.
  23. 23.  Substance abuse threatens the productivity, safety, and security of the company and employees. Working under the influence of alcohol or drugs seriously impairs a person’s ability to perform the job well and safely. Never ignore a substance abuse problem—take prompt action to solve it.
  24. 24. For more information on this subject, please contact: Division of Risk Management State of Florida Loss Prevention (850)413-4756