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Alcohol problems in the workplace

Southern Health and Social Services Board.

Alcohol problems in the workplace

policy statement

by Southern Health and Social Services Board.

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Published by The Board in Portadown .
Written in English


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StatementSouthern Health and Social Services Board.
The Physical Object
Pagination13p. ;
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14317377M

Given that there are multiple causes of alcohol- and drug-related problems, there are consequently multiple approaches to prevention, assistance, treatment and rehabilitation. A good starting point is to meet with the EAP counselor, if possible, to discuss the problems observed and any other behavior by the employee that needs attention. It would be appropriate to consider having a family member take the employee home. Supervisors should not take it upon themselves to diagnose or counsel employees who may have alcohol issues.

See the Appendix for more detailed information regarding alcoholism. However, when there are performance and conduct problems coupled with any number of these signs, it is time to make a referral to the EAP for an assessment so that the employee can get help if it is needed. As a supervisor, you are responsible for confronting the employee. This is just a brief road map for dealing with alcohol problems in the workplace. With that being said, there are two different federal employment laws that typically come up when dealing with an alcoholic employee: the ADA and the FMLA.

The training of supervisors so that they recognize and keep track of performance problems that may be the result of alcohol abuse, and can make referrals for testing. Unless the employee is in a job with specific medical or physical requirements, you cannot order the employee to undergo any type of medical examination, including an EBT. While there are other methods of testing for alcohol, including blood or saliva tests, an EBT is the predominant method because it is less invasive and is already in use by law enforcement personnel. The EAP should be contacted. Treatment is needed, just like for any other disease. Additionally, during his suspension, Mr McElroy was admitted to hospital with a condition associated with excess alcohol consumption, the employer believed that this was another factor pointing to guilt.


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Alcohol problems in the workplace by Southern Health and Social Services Board. Download PDF Ebook

Before releasing this information to you, or anyone else, the counselor would need a signed written release of information from the client which would state what information may be released and to whom it may be released.

Sometimes the employee will not accept the referral to the EAP or will deny the existence of a problem.

Alcoholism in the Workplace

The EAP should be contacted. Agencies have a fair amount of latitude about what to do in these situations. At the same time, an employee cannot be permitted to endanger others with alcohol in the workplace.

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Employee Assistance Programs EAPs have proven to be a very effective means for workers and their families to get counseling and other services and are a much more constructive option than firing the employee.

First, although controlling employee lifestyle choices is not necessarily an employer's responsibility, allowing employees to drink on the job might foster alcohol dependency. The Federal workplace is no different than any other in respect to alcoholism and alcohol abuse.

Additionally, during his suspension, Mr McElroy was admitted to hospital with a condition associated Alcohol problems in the workplace book excess alcohol consumption, the employer believed that this was another factor pointing to guilt.

Dealing with Alcohol Abuse Employers should draft and enforce a clear policy concerning alcohol use. The best help that you as a supervisor can offer is to learn something about the disease, refer the Alcohol problems in the workplace book to the EAP, and hold him or her accountable for his or her conduct or performance.

The most effective way to get an alcoholic to deal with the problem is to make the alcoholic aware that his or her job is on the line Alcohol problems in the workplace book that he or she must get help and improve performance and conduct, or face serious consequences, including the possibility of losing his or her job.

Accidents and on-the-job injuries are far more prevalent among alcoholics and alcohol abusers. Common Methods of Alcohol Abuse Binge Drinking and Heavy Drinking Binge drinking is excessive drinking that is defined as 5 or more drinks in 2 hours for a man and 4 or more drinks for a woman.

The substance misuse policy did not ban drinking alcohol shortly before coming to work but recommended that employees avoid doing so. Alcoholic employees are still required to abide by company rules forbidding alcohol during work hours or showing up at work intoxicated.

Please feel free to write to us if you have any questions about the best way to cope with alcohol issues in the workplace. Several million more adults engage in risky drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems.

It was for this reason that the Governing Body of the ILO decided to convene a meeting of experts to prepare a code of practice on the management of problems related to alcohol and drugs at the workplace.

As a supervisor, you are responsible for confronting the employee.The workplace offers advantages as a setting for interventions that result in primary prevention of alcohol abuse.

Such programs have the potential to reach broad audiences and populations that. Management of alcohol- and drug-related issues in the workplace Abuse of drugs and alcohol may cause serious difficulties at work including deterioration in job performance. Abuse is caused by a diverse range of personal, family, social or work situations or a combination of such factors.

Several of the reviewers of the developing draft urged the inclusion of workplace drug abuse, a suggestion that was followed even though other reviewers urged exclusive attention to alcohol problems.

The resulting book was primarily a sociocultural analysis of the work-relevant features of Cited by: 7.If the employee does not raise the issue of alcohol and pdf still pdf that this might be the problem, they should be asked tactfully about this, and if the company has a policy on alcohol this should be pointed out.

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