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Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace

It is very easy for employees to adopt the "It won’t happen to me" attitude. They may think their drug or alcohol use isn’t going to impact their work or put them at risk of a serious injury. Statistics prove it not only impacts their work and safety, but the safety and well-being of their co-workers, as well.

Gain buy-in
Gather employees for a meeting and share the ways drug and alcohol use can impact their lives—at work and at home. Use these tactics to help gain their acceptance and support:

  • Highlight the financial, physical and emotional damage drug and alcohol use can have
  • Stress that drug and alcohol use at work not only puts them at risk, it threatens the safety of their co-workers and the business’ success
  • Invite experts such as these to present and lend credibility to your presentation:

•  Missouri Employers Mutual

•  U.S. Department of Labor

Foster a lasting commitment
Make a point to remind employees regularly of the dangers and reality of drug and alcohol use at work. Use these simple gestures to reinforce your commitment:

  • Hang drug-free workplace posters in high traffic areas
  • Distribute drug and alcohol-free workplace fliers with payroll
  • Offer incentives or rewards to employees who demonstrate their commitment to working safely—drug and alcohol-free

Do you have questions about how Missouri Employers Mutual or the WorkSAFE Center can help your workplace? Contact us today to learn more about our resources and custom safety training.

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