n Risk Management - Substance abuse management offers business and personal benefits : occupational health and hygiene

Volume 2, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1817-6585


Extracted from text ... 29 OCTOBER 2006 Risk Management The focus of articles and advertisements designed to persuade management to introduce workplace substance abuse programmes is normally on organisational gains and profi tability that could arise from reduced accidents, losses, absenteeism, chronic lateness and medical costs. Benefi ts for employees receive little attention. However, these benefi ts could be considerable if substance abuse testing is conducted as a part of a well-designed ongoing substance abuse programme. To ensure optimum benefi ts for employees, the programmes should include written substance abuse policies and procedures, incorporating random and other testing scenarios that use accurate and ..

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