What experts are saying about working under the influence

Timothy Berman
$81 billion is the cost of working under the influence
  • After-effects of substance use (withdrawal) affecting an individual's job performance
  • Preoccupation with obtaining and using substances while at work, interfering with attention and concentration
  • Illegal activities at work including selling illegal drugs to other employees
  • Psychological or stress-related effects due to drug use by a family member, friend or fellow co-worker that affects another person's job performance
  • Inconsistent work quality
  • Poor concentration and lack of focus
  • Lowered productivity or erratic work patterns
  • Increased absenteeism or on the job "presenteeism"
  • Unexplained disappearances from the job site
  • Carelessness, mistakes or errors in judgment
  • Needless risk taking
  • Disregard for safety for self and others - on the job and off the job accidents
  • Extended lunch periods and early departures
  • Frequent financial problems
  • Avoidance of friends and colleagues
  • Blaming others for own problems and shortcomings
  • Complaints about problems at home
  • Deterioration in personal appearance or personal hygiene
  • Complaints, excuses and time off for vaguely defined illnesses or family problems
EHSToday writer Sandy Smith where is this collaboration between AAOHN and ACOEM leading to?