How does drug use affect the workplace?
The use of drugs and alcohol, even if consumed outside the workplace, can lead to employee impairment while at work. Poor concentration, carelessness, risk-taking behaviour and errors in judgement can occur. Drug and alcohol abuse not only affects work performance, but also results in higher rates of injuries, fatalities and absenteeism as well as reduced productivity.
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Date Modified: Friday, 1 June 2012
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