Drug use and workplace safety: Issues and good practice responses

Ken Pidd, Ann Roche, Vinita Duraisingam

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Employee alcohol and other drug use has potential negative implications for workplace safety. This chapter reviews current evidence concerning the prevalence of employee use, implications of use for human performance and cognition, and the associated risk to workplace accident and injury. Common strategies designed to minimize risk are reviewed and good practice guidelines for implementing these strategies are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIncreasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces
Subtitle of host publicationIndividual, Work and Organizational Factors
EditorsRonald J. Burke, Astrid M. Richardsen
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
PublisherEdward Egar Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781788118095
ISBN (Print)978 1 78811 808 8
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • alcohol
  • drug use
  • employee
  • human performance
  • minimize risk
  • good practice


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