The Workplace, Substance Abuse & Staying Safe
2021 was the deadliest year for drug overdoses in America. Listen in as Editor Sydny Shepard describes signs of substance use and effective drug-free workplace policies.
- By Sydny Shepard
- May 23, 2022
In previous episodes of the podcast, we have stressed that workers are… human. They have responsibilities and hobbies outside of work. They have families and friends. They have an entire life that happens outside of work—but what happens when life and work mesh in a negative way for both the employee and the employer?
On today’s episode of the podcast, we are going to discuss the effects of alcohol and drugs in the workplace as well as some startlingly statistics on opioid overdoses in the United States. We will walk what you, as a friend, co-worker and safety professional, can do to ensure that employees are safe on the job.
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Sydny Shepard is the former editor of Occupational Health & Safety.