''''The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has estimated that substance abuse is a factor in as many as 65 percent of all work-related accidents in the United States. A recent Substance and Mental Health Services Administration study found that 80 percent of internal embezzlement, fraud, and theft in the workplace was found to be drug-related. They also determined that employees using drugs have 250 percent more absences, use 300 percent more sick benefits and are 500 percent more likely to file a workers'''' compensation claim than employees who are drug-free. The question then becomes, what do you do about it? Should you establish and enforce a drug-free workplace policy?
This course discusses types of drug programs, warning signs of possible drug use, and effective policy guidelines that can be implemented in the workplace.TARGET AUDIENCE
Managers/Supervisors/Risk Management & HR ProfessionalsTIME TO COMPLETE
To teach managers about the issues and laws related to workplace drug abuse and to provide information on policies and programs that reduce risk.FORMS INCLUDED
- Acknowledgement of Receiving the Policy
- Acknowledgement of the Implementation of a Policy
- Drug-Free Workplace Program
- Educational Material on Substance Abuse
- General Notice of the Implementation of an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy
This program has been approved for 2.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.