These materials will help employers understand the impact of prescription opioid use and misuse in the workplace and effectively communicate with employees. Information below covers drug testing, workers' compensation, prevention and more.
Reasonable suspicion is part of a comprehensive drug and alcohol program and traditionally been used to trigger drug testing when impairment is suspected. However, the term reasonable suspicion can cause stress for many supervisors.
Since 2012, recreational marijuana laws have passed in eight states and Washington, D.C., but none of those laws allow residents to get high whenever and wherever they want, particularly not in the workplace.
From work to money to politics, nearly two-thirds of Americans are stressed. And unmanaged, stress can lead to more severe issues like depression or burnout.
This field guide helps you implement the Right Direction depression awareness initiative to call attention to stress and depression in the workplace, demystifying the symptoms and treatments, and giving individuals the information they need to seek help. Click here for more information.
From the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. This handbook defines "Alcoholism" and discusses a supervisor's role in address employees who might be impaired at work. It lists signs to look for, as well as next steps that can be taken if a supervisor discovers one of their employees is impaired at work.