Substance Abuse Includes:
Illegal drugs, such a methamphetamine and marijuana
Legally prescribed drugs, such as pain relievers and cough syrups Over-the-counter drugs such as Nyquil
Alcohol, which includes beer and wine
Follow Safe Work Practices
- Understand and follow your company’s drug and alcohol policy.
- Never bring any illegal drugs to work or use drugs or alcohol while operating equipment or driving.
- Realize that even legally prescribed and over-the-counter drugs can cause problems at work and affect your work product.
- If you need to take legally prescribed drugs or over-the-counter drugs at work, report the use of those drugs to your Supervisor.
- Ask yourself, would you want to work next to the person who may be responsible for your safety while they are using drugs or intoxicated?
- The use of marijuana can affect your judgment and can slow down your reactions.
- The use of cocaine or methamphetamine can affect your judgment and speed up your heart rate.
- The use of heroin will slow you down.
- The use of methamphetamine makes you paranoid.
- The use of alcohol can affect your motor skills and judgment.
- Typically, drugs or alcohol will affect your central nervous system and alter the way you think and reason rationally.
- If an employee overdoses at work, call 9-1-1 immediately and seek medical attention.
- Never let a fellow employee work that is thought to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Notify a supervisor immediately.
- Never let a fellow employee who is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs drive home.
- Never ingest vomiting or attempt to give the employee any liquids.
- The use of some drugs can trigger illnesses such as epilepsy.
- Some drugs like cocaine can immediately stop the heart.
DID YOU KNOW?
On average, 1 employee out of 25 abuses illegal drugs.