Management of alcohol and drugs in mines: A handbook for the earth resources industry

How to manage, reduce or eliminate drug and alcohol misuse in the earth resources industry.

Last updated

Jun 2017

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

PDF, 716.37 kB

Document Length

22 pages

What it contains

Drug and alcohol misuse in the earth resources industry is a well-recognised issue. This handbook outlines how employers can help manage the health and safety risks associated with drugs and alcohol use. It explains how employers can:

  • develop a workplace management strategy
  • meet their legal duties and obligations
  • consult with employees to manage these risks
  • conduct a risk assessment of workplace factors associated with alcohol consumption and drug use
  • address these risks through control measures
  • document the risk assessment and control measures in the mine’s health and safety management plan

The document also advises employees how to:

  • help to develop a workplace management strategy
  • meet their legal duties and obligations
  • recognise the workplace health and safety risks of drug and alcohol consumption
  • understand all related factors contributing to these risks
  • help to develop a workplace alcohol and drugs management plan and procedures
  • manage non-work activities so they don’t arrive at work affected by drugs or alcohol

At the end of the document, there is:

  • a list of definitions for terms used in this document
  • a list of organisations you can contact for more information
  • a list of relevant references and further reading