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Last orders on the quick one during work hours 08 April 2009

There is compelling evidence that the use of drugs and alcohol at the workplace is on the increase and the need for an effective misuse policy to ensure health and safety at work has never been more evident. Recent research has shown that regular drug or alcohol abusers are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in an accident at work. They are also three times more likely to take sick leave and are five times more likely to claim compensation following an accident. ...

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Substance misuse leads to industrial accidents 17 March 2009

The safe installation and operation of plant and equipment within potentially explosive atmospheres is affected by a number of factors, the majority of which being related to the user. Today’s society relies more and more on drugs and alcohol during leisure activities and this can result in the misuse of these substances at work. ...

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Time to crack down on drugs and alcohol at work 27 November 2008

With the Government considering the introduction of measures to curb excessive speed and drug driving, businesses of every kind are being urged to ensure that they meet their own legislative requirements, particularly where company drivers are concerned. As well as roadside alcohol breath tests, excessive speeders are likely to be given Field Impairment Tests to identify those driving under the influence of drugs. Cannabis and alcohol are probably the two most widely used drugs in the UK. ...