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Alcohol and drug addiction among workers and professionals can have a variety of impacts on businesses:
Adapted from 'Taking care of alcohol issues at work' by: Dr. Michael G. McCann MD MA DIH MFOM, Board of Directors, Castle Craig Hospital.
The Health & Safety Executive have published two reports:
These documents address the benefits to employers and businesses by successfully tackling alcohol & drugs misuse in the workplace. The HSE point out:"You have a general duty under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of your employees."
The HSE encourage employers to create a 'policy on drug misuse' as part of their organisation's overall Health & Safety policy.
According to the World Health Organisation global action plan, every employee should have access to a health consultation service at work.
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