Drugs in the Workplace / Documentary Video

by admin on October 2, 2010

Drugs in the Workplace. Public domain video. DRUGS IN THE WORKPLACE — What an employer needs to know. Substance abuse is a widespread problem in our society. An estimated 14.8 million Americans are current illicit drug users.1 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported that 77 percent of illicit drug users in the United States are employed. Thats 9.4 million people. The chances are good that your organization employs one of these workers. Who is using drugs at work? A survey by the federal government showed full-time employees who admitted to being current illicit drug users tend to be: between the ages of 18 and 25 less educated male divorced or never married white low paid Industries with the highest rates of illicit drug use food preparation workers waiters, waitresses, and bartenders other service occupation workers construction workers workers in transportation and material moving3 How does substance abuse impact the workplace? Employees who abuse alcohol and other drugs bring their problems with them to work. Substance abuse lowers productivity. Problems related to alcohol and drug abuse cost American businesses roughly billion in lost productivity in just one year. Studies have shown that substance-abusing employees function at about 67% of their capacity. Substance abuse causes accidents and injuries. Up to 40 percent of industrial fatalities and 47 percent of industrial injuries can be linked to alcohol use and alcoholism

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ledzeppelinsucks January 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm

yeahh rightttt
smoke crack and pump gas

ECTBWHO January 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Another Interesting video from rosaryfulms

JPPT1974 January 28, 2009 at 3:14 am

Pretty cruel, but also really, true.

Leetist January 29, 2009 at 6:30 am

*food preparation workers(Cannabis and or tobacco)
*waiters, waitresses, and bartenders
other service occupation workers (Cannabis and or tobacco, alcohol for bar tenders.)
*construction workers(Probably roids and/or stimulants or alcohol.)
*workers in transportation and material moving(stimulants)

I have worked in the first two categories and the high stress environment combined with the dehumanizing treatment from customers leads to self-medication. Glad I made it out alive. 😉

Leetist January 29, 2009 at 6:38 am

The most paramount solution to increasing work place safety and productivity is focusing on impairment rather than drug testing. Impairment testing uses the concept of eye tracking ability to determine impairment. An employer could purchase the machine and have every employee use it before their shift. It will then determine if they are to impaired for work due to use of drugs, medications, lack of sleep, grief, etc. This is obviously the most efficient and cost effective solution.

tubester4567 February 3, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Ya, i used to take heroin at work in the bathroom. There was a lot of machinery around so i was lucky i didnt kill myself. Dont take it no more…..

420domo420 March 6, 2009 at 2:00 am

lol every1 were i work is on tons of drugs, my managers a huuuge acid head and another guy has around 20 plants all personal no selling

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