Alcohol in the Workplace
Alcohol, including fermented drinks (beer and wine) and distilled drinks (liquor), is one of the most widely used and accepted form of drugs in the U.S. It is a depressant and, in addition to slowing down vital body functions, it can impair a person's ability to think rationally and make good judgements.
As with all drugs, it can be abused and negatively impact your business. However, unlike other drugs, regulating alcohol consumption in and around the workplace and during work-related activities can be tricky due to social conventions and American with Disabilities Act regulations.
Below are a group of articles we have written based on our research and experiences regarding alcohol in the workplace. Some of the information directly relates to running an alcohol and other drug-free workplace program, while other articles review legislation and trends. Our goal is to provide an overview on alcohol-related research which can help arm you as you consider how this drug could impact the wellbeing of your business and of your employees.
|National Transportation Safety Board Prioritizes “Hard Core” Drunk Drivers||3/2011|
|CDC Study Characterizes Binge Drinkers||3/2011|
|Over 85 Million Drinking-Driving Trips in 30 Days?||12/2010|
|Heavy Drinking Exacts a Large Price Tag||9/2010|
|Online Alcohol/Drug Tools||9/2010|
|Fewer Truck Accidents Correlate with Alcohol Testing Policies||12/2009|
|Older Adults Binge Drinking||9/2009|
|Happy Hour May Lead to Unhappy Consequences||12/2008|
|Employee Drinking Viewed as a Concern by British Employers||11/2007|
|Investments in Alcohol Treatment Can Boost Employers’ Bottom Lines||9/2002|
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