ERIC Number: ED332095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Employer's Guide to Dealing with Substance Abuse.
Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Work-related problems associated with employees who abuse alcohol and/or other drugs are briefly reviewed in this pamphlet to encourage employers to consider setting up a substance abuse program in their companies and businesses. The pamphlet then goes on to explain briefly each of five steps involved in developing a workplace substance abuse program: (1) writing a clear and comprehensive substance abuse policy; (2) training supervisors to detect performance problems that may indicate substance abuse; (3) educating employees about the program; (4) providing employee assistance through an employee assistance program; and (5) starting a drug testing program. Ideas are offered for taking each step. A resource list of organizations that can be contacted for help in establishing such a program is included, as is information on regulations that must be considered by employers dealing with some federal contracts or performing certain types of work. (NB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Drug Use, Employee Assistance Programs, Employers, Personnel Policy, Program Design, Program Implementation, Substance Abuse
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20852.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.