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Drug-Free Workplace

This Drug-Free Workplace course explains the importance of and principles behind a drug-free workplace. It describes the serious problem of drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace and includes real-world compliance issues that employees should learn to spot and respond to appropriately.

Geography Covered: Americas | Duration: 20 minutes


It is certainly no secret that drug and alcohol abuse is one of our nation's most serious problems. This holds true in the workplace, as well. Almost 40% of industrial fatalities and 50% of work-related injuries are linked to drug and alcohol impairment. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 70% of illegal drug-users are employed. That means an estimated 9.4 million workers are illegal-drug users.

Without a doubt, drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace has significant negative effects. It is the main cause of increased accident and illness rates. It has also brought about an increase in medical and hospitalization costs, employee turnover, and workers' compensation claims. On top of these facts, drug and alcohol abuse reduces productivity and is detrimental to the workplace environment. Substance abuse awareness training is necessary in order to avoid the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse a workplace could otherwise suffer.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • Overview of drug-free workplace compliance
  • Commitment to a drug-free workplace
  • Substance-abuse testing
  • Substance-abuse awareness
  • What employees can do
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Drug-free workplace policy violations
  • Like with all our courses, the Substance Abuse Awareness training course was written by experts and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

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