A training kit to respond to alcohol and other drug issues in the workplace

Wendy Schultz, David Frith, Ryan Elson, Jack Cook, Lynette Cusack, David Watts, Simone Cormack, Kenneth Pidd, Ann Roche

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    Abstract

    Alcohol and other drug use can have substantial negative consequences for the workplace. However, despite the efforts of some employers, employer organisations, and unions to address this issue, many workplace responses to alcohol- and other drug-related harm in the workplace are considered to be ill-informed or ill-advised1. One reason for this is the lack of good quality, practical information regarding the issue that is available to employers and employees. The aim of this Training Kit and the accompanying Information and Resource Package is to provide information based on a ‘best practice’ model for responding to alcohol and other drug-related harm in the workplace. In order to achieve this aim, the training is targeted at anyone who is interested in assisting workplaces to develop and implement effective responses that are specifically designed to meet the needs and resources of individual workplaces. This would include, but is not limited to:• supervisors, managers, human resource and OHS&W personnel• representatives of employee and employer organisations• representatives of EAP and other workplace service/counselling providers• workplace trainers and representatives of training organisations • community health and/or drug and alcohol workers.To ensure participants benefit from the adult learning principles utilised in the training, and to maximise interactive learning, it is recommended that each training session be limited to 15 participants.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFlinders University, South Australia
    PublisherNational Centre for Education and Training on Addiction
    Number of pages132
    ISBN (Print)1 876897 09 0
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

    Keywords

    • Drug and alcohol problems
    • addiction
    • training kit
    • workplace safety

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    Schultz, W., Frith, D., Elson, R., Cook, J., Cusack, L., Watts, D., Cormack, S., Pidd, K., & Roche, A. (2006). A training kit to respond to alcohol and other drug issues in the workplace. National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction. http://nceta.flinders.edu.au/files/6612/6466/1526/EN409%20Workplace%20Training%20kit%202006.pdf