Substance abuse in the workplace
Worker impairment and hazards related to drug and alcohol abuse can be present at any construction site.
Workers need to be aware of the impact these substances can have on their performance and workplace safety. Substance abuse creates hazards to the person impaired, co-workers and others, and to equipment.
Companies need to be able to recognize the signs of substance abuse.
Companies need to provide education to employees and leaders on the hazards of substance abuse, and act to reduce those hazards.