Product Line: MARCOM Regulatory Compliance Series
Substance abuse is a huge, worldwide problem. In the United States alone there are over 50 million binge drinkers, 17 million illegal drug users and almost 15 million people who abuse prescription drugs. Most substance abusers have jobs. In fact, it is estimated that one out of every ten workers has a substance abuse problem. An employee with an alcohol or drug problem can decrease productivity, create a hostile work environment and damage a company's good name. Worst of all, the actions of a worker who is "under the influence" can completely undermine a company's efforts to keep people safe. So employees need to know what they can do to help keep their job sites drug and alcohol-free.
The first in a two-part series on dealing with drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace, MARCOM's training products on "Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse... for Employees in Construction Environments" discuss the various types of substance abuse that are found in the workplace, how they can affect an employee's work situation and what employees themselves can do to help keep their workplace drug and alcohol free. Topics covered in these products include:
What substances are commonly abused.
Alcohol and other depressants.
Stimulants, narcotics and hallucinogens
How people get "hooked".
Who can become a substance abuser.
Drug and alcohol policies.
Helping employees overcome substance abuse
The DVD versions of the programs are divided into 2 - 3 minute "chapters", so the programs can be shown in their entirety in a single session, or individual chapters can be used as the basis for a number of 10 - 15 minute "Tailgate Meetings" or "Toolbox Talks".
(English)(Spanish)(Runtime: 19 min.)