Workplace Initiatives for a Safer Environment

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Workplace Initiatives for a Safer Environment
Aim of the Project
To promote good health practices within business and
improve the quality of life, enabling a healthy and
safe environment through improving health and
safety in the workplace.
Enhance the competitiveness of business by reducing
the cost implications through absenteeism and
reducing downtime.
Workplace Initiatives for a Safer Environment
WISE is designed to cover the following areas
Smoking
Musculoskeletal issues
Stress
Respiratory Disease
Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Diet
Alcohol and Drugs
Improved Physical Activity
Workplace Initiatives for a Safer Environment
Perceived advantages to the employee
Improved Health
Happier
Content
Motivated
Workplace Initiatives for a Safer Environment
Advantages to the Company
Reduced “Smoke Breaks”
Reduced Absenteeism
Improved Productivity
Better Motivation
Content Workforce
Workplace Initiatives for a Safer Environment
“Disadvantages”
Employees Time Required
Costs of Required Training
Workplace Initiatives for a Safer Environment
Growing awareness of the extent of drug abuse
Focus on link with crime, disorder
Prevalent in industry
Affect performance lead to injury
Growing awareness of drug testing
Workplace Initiatives for a Safer Environment
HOW SHOULD INDUSTRY TACKLE THE PROBLEM
• Recognise the signs
• Testing ?
• Policy
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RECOGNISE THE SIGNS
Sudden mood changes
Unusual irritability or aggression
A tendency to become confused
Abnormal swings in concentration and energy
Impaired job performance
Poor time keeping
Increased short-term sickness absence
A deterioration in relationships
Dishonesty and theft
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DRUG TESTING
Pre-employment
Routine medicals
Mandatory random testing
Post accident testing
For cause testing
Post treatment or follow up testing
Voluntary testing
Workplace Initiatives for a Safer Environment
DRUG POLICY
• Help protect and promote health,safety and
welfare
• Reduce accident rates
• Identify a drug problem at an early stage
• Advise on treatment and help
• Support recovery and help reintegration.