Yesterday, we gave a brief primer and linked to a number of resources for dealing with substance and opioid abuse in the workplace. Specifically, we looked at understanding the problem, identifying employees who might have a problem, how to approach said employees, and when you can and can’t intervene when it comes to an abuse […]
Tag: Substance Abuse
As an HR manager, do you have a protocol for what to do if someone overdoses on the premises? What is your plan for when a coworker informs you that another employee has been high on the job? Do you have a system for tracking absences to identify employees with substance abuse problems? Substance abuse, […]
Today, we are joined by Julie Stich, CEBS, associate VP of content, at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She will be answering some questions about a recent report that it released called Mental Health and Substance Abuse Benefits: 2018 Survey Results.
The NFL season is back, and with it comes personnel news. Are the Steelers and Antonio Brown going to smooth things over? Is Tom Brady getting along with his boss? Will Dez Bryant find work? For me, though, the most interesting move to date was New England’s trade with Cleveland to acquire the services of […]
In part 1 of this article we began to explore some of the laws and approaches surrounding employees with potential substance abuse problems. Today we will look at some examples of employees with substance abuse problems as well as some training and guidance tips.
by Michelle Lee Flores There is clear agreement that substance abuse—whether it’s alcohol, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs—adversely affects employers and their businesses. Some estimate the loss of productivity for U.S. employers has been as much as $200 billion annually! General concerns for safety at work, injuries on the job, theft, loss of employee morale, […]