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Peter Allan
Lisa J Roberts
June 2014
Compliance –
The Links of Occupational Health
Intervention and Drug and Alcohol Tes...
Content
 Introduction to Alere Toxicology
 Importance of having a drug and alcohol policy
 Principle of the policy
 Ke...
Alere Toxicology overview
 Alere Toxicology is a subsidiary company of Alere Inc
 Alere Toxicology is a leading provider...
Importance of having a policy
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 Safe workplace
 Healthy workforce
 Productive workforce
 Satisfy legal responsibiliti...
Principle of a policy
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A policy should drive
Drugs & Alcohol
out of the workplace,
not Employees
AWP0134 1.a 5
Key elements of a policy
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 Scope
 Rules and responsibilities
 Help for those with dependency problems
 What’s availab...
Key elements of a policy
7AWP0134 1.a 7
Key elements of a policy
8
 Education
 Communication of the policy
 Drug and alcohol awareness
 Recognising signs and ...
Consequences of testing positive
9
 Dismissal?
 Two strikes and out?
 Help with rehabilitation?
 Is it a dependency pr...
Synopsis
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Drug and alcohol misuse can create tough challenges, impacting
on communities, the workplace, families and ind...
Scenario
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 Organisation has a drug and alcohol policy
 Absence due to sickness, trends may be identified
 Minor ailme...
OH Case Management
12AWP0134 1.a 12
What OH can bring – a holistic approach
13
 Effective communication and planning led by OH Case Managers
 Clear evidence...
Conclusion
AWP0134 1.a 14
Engage OH services to provide the missing link of;
 Holistic approach to OH Case Management
 C...
Questions
Thank you for listening
Questions
If you would like to speak to us in more detail or about reviewing
your drug a...
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  1. 1. 1 Peter Allan Lisa J Roberts June 2014 Compliance – The Links of Occupational Health Intervention and Drug and Alcohol Testing
  2. 2. Content  Introduction to Alere Toxicology  Importance of having a drug and alcohol policy  Principle of the policy  Key elements of the policy  Consequence of testing positive  Scenario - Occupational Health - the missing link AWP0134 1.a 1AWP0134 1.a 2
  3. 3. Alere Toxicology overview  Alere Toxicology is a subsidiary company of Alere Inc  Alere Toxicology is a leading provider of drug and alcohol testing services in Europe  Two UKAS accredited ISO/IEC:17025 laboratories  Over 10 Million drug tests per annum  Over 5,000 Customers including the Police and Home Office AWP0134 1.a 3 Alere Tox Abingdon Alere Tox Canary Wharf
  4. 4. Importance of having a policy 4  Safe workplace  Healthy workforce  Productive workforce  Satisfy legal responsibilities  Agreed process to deal with misuse issues AWP0134 1.a 4
  5. 5. Principle of a policy 5 A policy should drive Drugs & Alcohol out of the workplace, not Employees AWP0134 1.a 5
  6. 6. Key elements of a policy 6  Scope  Rules and responsibilities  Help for those with dependency problems  What’s available?  How is it managed?  When should it be made available? AWP0134 1.a 6
  7. 7. Key elements of a policy 7AWP0134 1.a 7
  8. 8. Key elements of a policy 8  Education  Communication of the policy  Drug and alcohol awareness  Recognising signs and symptoms of misuse and taking appropriate action  Control measures  Testing programme  Pre-employment testing  For cause testing  Random testing AWP0134 1.a 8
  9. 9. Consequences of testing positive 9  Dismissal?  Two strikes and out?  Help with rehabilitation?  Is it a dependency problem (evidence)?  What should help with rehabilitation include?  What conditions are attached to the offer of help? AWP0134 1.a 9
  10. 10. Synopsis 10 Drug and alcohol misuse can create tough challenges, impacting on communities, the workplace, families and individuals. Every day employers have to take on these challenges – often making difficult decisions that will affect the health and wellbeing of those in their employment. The missing link in the majority of cases is OH. AWP0134 1.a 10
  11. 11. Scenario 11  Organisation has a drug and alcohol policy  Absence due to sickness, trends may be identified  Minor ailments only identified, work has deteriorated  Signs of neglect to physical appearance and ‘troubled’ relationships with colleagues  Manager raises concern  Individual goes off absent prior to any management meeting  Individual then reports having a drug / alcohol dependency AWP0134 1.a 11
  12. 12. OH Case Management 12AWP0134 1.a 12
  13. 13. What OH can bring – a holistic approach 13  Effective communication and planning led by OH Case Managers  Clear evidence based and targeted advice to employer, consideration of safety critical roles  Ensuring appropriate and planned care pathway into primary care  Evidence based practice to support presenting problem  Increase unannounced drug and alcohol testing on individual  Programme Management AWP0134 1.a 13
  14. 14. Conclusion AWP0134 1.a 14 Engage OH services to provide the missing link of;  Holistic approach to OH Case Management  Clear advice to enable effective management of individual  Utilise supportive information technology  Manage absence – early intervention is key  Increase awareness – employee training / education  Set out clear schedule guidance  Provide a sound random screening programme  Consideration to health and wellbeing
  15. 15. Questions Thank you for listening Questions If you would like to speak to us in more detail or about reviewing your drug and alcohol policy or occupational health and wellbeing come and speak to us on stand M2000. AWP0134 1.a 15

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