Post accident -testing:
Any employee involved in an on-the-job accident or injury under circumstances
that suggest possible use or influence of drugs or alcohol in the accident or injury
event may be asked to submit to a drug and/or alcohol test. “Involved in
an on-the-job accident or injury” means not only the one who was or could
have been injured, but also any employee who potentially contributed to the
accident or injury event in any way.
The usage of drug is
not only in restaurant but it is used in everywhere and become hazards of
owners and managers. It is dangerous in field of construction where having
lifting, shipping and work with fire.
THE EFFECT OF ALCOHOL
AND DRUG USE IN THE WORKPLACE:
As we all knows that
the use of alcohol and other drugs can have a harmful effect on the health,
safety and wellbeing of individuals, either within or outside a work
environment. In our working place, this
harmful effect potentially extends to the health and safety of colleagues,
co-workers, customers and to the workplace in general. Even the small amount
use of alcohol and other drugs puts great impact on our performance,
coordination, concentration and alertness. And also spoil our social relation and interaction. On a
worksite, the usage of drugs may result in:
Productivity: use of drug puts directly effect on productivity. An
addicted person skip
steps, work slowly, forget how something works, and generally make mistakes.
Due to this person take leaves and arrived late on work this thing noticed by
clients also when they have to wait for their order through this businessmen
down his position on competitive environment
Safety: safety is always major concern of everyone but with the use
of drugs person can not only create safety issues for his self to his
co-worker. Accidents and injuries damage to workplace
equipment, and destroy our workplace relationships.
Heath issues: drug usage can lead to long-term health problems for
workers who may experience an increase in mental, physical and social problems
and generally take longer to recover after an accident or illness. The use of
alcohol and other drugs can also lead to increased risks or unpredictable behavior
.for example; alcohol can magnify the effect of sleeping pills, tranquilizers,
cold remedies and cannabis.
Solution to handle with drug abuse problems:
program that is useful for employees such as drug awareness day
material to employees to show the impact of drug abuse
Videos pertaining to drug use in the
and legal action on drug abuser.