Course Description: According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Heath, the construction industry has the highest workplace drug use. Substance abuse is a factor in 35 percent of injuries and fatalities, 35 percent of all substances, 38 percent to 50 percent of all worker’s compensation claims, and 40 percent of thefts. Substance abuse is increasing those risks which affect overall job safety and work efficiency. Substance abuse includes, but is not limited to the use of marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates, amphetamine, and high amounts of alcohol. The program’s goal is to address substance and alcohol abuse, particularly focusing on educating workers on safety and productivity hazards created by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in the workplace.
Instructor: Thomas Miller