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Workplaces are significantly vulnerable in the area of Alcohol and other Drug use. With around 60% of individuals who consume drugs and alcohol at harmful levels in full time employment, this leaves individuals and organisations at incredible risk. The Australian Government has identified and recommends action employers and organisation can take:

 

  • Use preventative interventions to promote safe work practices around alcohol use
  • Direct resources towards a proactive rather than reactive solution
  • Provide training and support to management staff to develop skills to manage alcohol-related issues in the workplace
  • Raise awareness of the risks associated with alcohol use in the workplace and provide training to all staff

 

 

#NotEvenOnce® partners with employers and workplaces to assist as an external specialist in this field, providing peace of mind that you and your organisation is taking proactive steps to protect your employees and company. #NotEvenOnce® Workplace Solutions provide training to staff to recognise signs, appropriate steps to take and offer assistance pathways through our Teen Challenge Day and Residential Rehabilitation programs to refer and support staff through recovery from their AOD issues.

 
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#NotEvenOnce® projects available in your workplace

 
 
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Alcohol use in the workplace can result in a variety
of negative outcomes for workers and organisations.

 

In Australia, the use of alcohol is a significant influence on the health and wellbeing of workers. In workplaces where there is a culture that is accepting of regular alcohol use or is tolerant of excessive alcohol use, workers are more likely to be at risk of alcohol-related harm. Alcohol related absenteeism is very costly to Australian organisations and often occurs when a worker has consumed a large amount of alcohol the previous day. 

 

Research reveals:

  • Up to 15 per cent of workplace injuries worldwide are attributable to drug and alcohol use
  • Around 60 per cent of individuals who consume drugs and alcohol at harmful levels are in full time employment
  • The economic cost of alcohol use in Australia is estimated at over $4.5billion per year with lost workplace production accounting for the largest proportion of this cost
 

Risks to workers include:

  • Adverse physical health effects, e.g. liver cancer, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, alcohol dependence and heart failure. Alcohol is the second leading cause of preventable hospitalisation and death
  • Adverse mental health effects – evidence indicates alcohol consumption can contribute to poorer mental health
  • Loss of income, due to absence or dismissal
  • Possible violence – people are more likely to behave violently under the influence of alcohol. In fact, people are twice as likely to be physically or verbally abused by a person under the influence of alcohol
 

Risks to organisations include:

  • Workplace accidents that can result in injury or death
  • Absenteeism resulting from excessive alcohol consumption
  • Lost productivity from presenteeism due to the effects of alcohol
  • Reduced morale amongst workers
  • Negative impact on other workers who have to cover for absent or intoxicated workers
Information from   www.comcare.gov.au

Information from www.comcare.gov.au

 

Seminars are 60 - 90 mins in length. 

Book your workplace session today to take a proactive step for your employees and company.