Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces
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Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces

Individual, Work and Organizational Factors

Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen

Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces argues for greater reporting of workplace accidents and injuries. It also incorporates stress as a factor in rates of accidents and injuries, and suggests ways in which workplace safety cultures can be fostered and improved. This book will be an invaluable tool for students of management, especially those with an interest in small businesses.
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Chapter 4: Drug use and workplace safety: issues and good practice responses

Ken Pidd, Ann Roche and Vinita Duraisingam

Abstract

Employee alcohol and other drug use has potential negative implications for workplace safety. This chapter reviews current evidence concerning the prevalence of employee use, implications of use for human performance and cognition, and the associated risk to workplace accident and injury. Common strategies designed to minimize risk are reviewed and good practice guidelines for implementing these strategies are provided.

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