Guide for developing a workplace alcohol and other drugs policy

Developing a policy to manage risks to workplace health and safety associated with alcohol and other drug use.
Last updated

Mar 2017

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PDF, 1016.92 kB

Document length

28 pages

What it contains

Alcohol and other drug use becomes an occupational health and safety issue if an employee’s ability to exercise judgment, coordination, motor control, concentration and alertness at work is impaired.

This guide contains details on:

  • employer and employee legal duties
  • risk management process
  • steps and tips for developing and setting out an alcohol and other drugs policy
  • supporting procedures
  • establishing employee assistance programs