Drug and Alcohol Policies Save Lives

Our article was featured recently in the Mining & Technology Australia magazine (Issue 5/2012). The article focused on how to implement a workplace drug and alcohol policy properly and easily, and it looked at the hazards, steps, and tools that should be taken into account in a D&A policy.

Mining Technology Australia - Drug and Alcohol Policies Save Lives - Andatech

Some key messages from the article:

  1. Tailor the drug and alcohol policy to your specific business and requirements 
  2. Focus on safety rather than on control and punishment
  3. Identify the potential hazards associated with the use of alcohol and drugs in the workplace, the risks associated to them, and the strategies needed to control those risks
  4. Clearly communicate the policy’s aims and procedures to employees
  5. Clearly define the policy’s blood alcohol limit, drug tolerance, procedures and consequences
  6. Take the proper steps to overcome any anxiety among employees
  7. Include guidelines on hangovers in the D&A policy
Other than taking the proper steps when preparing and implementing a new D&A policy, workplaces should have the proper equipment when it comes to drug and alcohol testing:
If you’d like any further information on implementing a Drug and Alcohol Policy at your workplace, or would like to know more about which breathalyzer or drug testing kit is suitable for your needs, feel free to contact us.