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1st Edition

Managing Workplace Substance Misuse
A Guide for Professionals

ISBN 9780367243593
Published January 8, 2019 by Routledge
254 Pages 34 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides professionals with the confidence and know-how to build a complete substance misuse management programme and deliver it within their respective workplace, regardless of sector or discipline.

Organizations are frequently in the dark about their rights and obligations where substance misuse takes place in their workplace, affects performance or employee wellbeing, or in extreme cases has a devastating impact on both the company and its employees. There is no formal training for HR, Occupational Health or Health and Safety professionals, solicitors, union representatives and many more situations. This book is written in such a way that as to help those professions, as well as individuals, understand the step-by-step process for building a complete workplace substance and alcohol misuse programme.

Managing Workplace Substance Misuse is written by the UK’s only registered expert witness for substance misuse policy writing, implementation and mediation. With decades of expertise and first-hand experience of implementing effective policies in some of the UK and world’s biggest organizations, Trevor Hall helps all organizations navigate this complex problem, offering consultancy advice and a roadmap to policy development and its implementation, providing you with a comprehensive consultancy in one volume. He explains, too, the central role industry and commerce plays in the identification of substance misuse and the rehabilitation of staff, as well as what organizations can do to protect themselves from the culpability of getting things wrong in a litigious society.

Table of Contents

Some Common Drugs Found in the Workplace, Foreword, Introduction, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Index

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Trevor Hall is the co-founder of Hall & Angus, a CPD-accredited consultancy and training provider specializing in workplace substance misuse management. Trevor has over 50 years’ experience in substance misuse management and the enforcement of law in the area. In that capacity he has reviewed hundreds of workplace substance misuse policies and has written hundreds of policies across numerous countries. He also designed and built a 10,000-sq. ft. UKAS accredited workplace-dedicated toxicology lab. Many of the principles applied globally are exhibited in the book and have been tried and tested by Trevor over the last 25 years in many sectors of commerce and industry.