n Risk Management - Intoxication : companies should 'take no prisoners' : occupational health risk

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1817-6585


Extracted from text ... 34 Risk Management MARCH 2006 A study of the sale of breath alcohol detectors and mouthpieces over the last decades reveals that the construction sector does very little testing for alcohol abuse. This is unfortunate and diffi cult to comprehend as this sector has an enormous potential for accidents, injuries and deaths. It appears that the majority of construction organisations in SA do not have clear and comprehensive written drug abuse policies or ongoing control programmes. Where they do exist, they are frequently implemented on an ad-hoc and largely ineffective basis. Other sectors where this neglect prevails are private ..

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