Both legal and illicit Drug and Alcohol use is widespread in New Zealand, with over 50% of drug users in current employment.
This training course will give you an understanding of the impact of drug use, drug-free work place policies, harm reduction techniques and whether or not testing is appropriate for your workplace.
Key Learning Outcomes
• Gain an understanding of different drugs being used/abused and their impact on the workplace
• Understand your legal rights and responsibilities as an employer under OSH and employment legislation
• Learn how to safely and ethically implement workplace drug testing in your organisation
Who should attend?
HR Managers and those responsible for Occupational Safety and Health/Human Factors in workplace safety in the following industries:
• Earthmoving/heavy industry
And any industry where drug or alcohol abuse creates a risk to staff and customers
Course times 9am-5pm – Refreshment breaks and lunch are included
Overview of Drugs & Alcohol in New Zealand
• What drugs are being used in New Zealand?
- Prescription Medicines
• Who uses them?
• What are their effects?
Staff Safety Issues
• Dealing with drug users
• Danger signs
• Health Risks
• Use vs. Abuse
Management & Supervisory Issues
• Effects of drugs in the workplace
• Facts and Figures
• Drugs and the Health and Safety in Employment Act
• Creating an effective drug and alcohol policy
• Moving to a drug free workplace
• Dealing with employees under the influence
• What to do if drugs are located
Workplace Drug Testing
• Pre employment vs. During employment testing
• Presence vs. impairment
• Workplace drug testing and the Employment Court
• What to do if an employee tests positive
• Employer/employee rights and responsibilities
• Enforcement of policy
• When/is it right to terminate employment?
The safest drug use is no drug use at all – though with some employees, this might not be an option. This session will give an overview of the concept of harm reduction, and how to reduce the impact of harmful substances on employees who might already be using them.
Employee Education and Assistance Programmes
• Getting Help for drug problems
• Dealing with employees who have issues
Sorry, this event currently has no dates scheduled.