Statistics of substance misuse in the workplace

iStock_000003274349LargeAccording to Private Healthcare UK, these four startling statistics relating to substance misuse effect UK business each year;

  1. 60% of workplace deaths are related to alcohol
  2. £7.3 billion a year is lost in productivity due to alcohol
  3. 14-20 million working days are lost each year from alcoholism
  4. 40% of accidents are linked to alcohol

Employees that don’t have any substance misuse problems are still effected by those that do, with 14% of employees polled saying they had to re-do work or pick up the slack due to a co-workers drinking.

It’s important to have clear guidelines in place for your company around the misuse of drug and alcohol.

Call us on 01302 365036 if you need information about Drug and Alcohol testing for your business or organisation. Workplace Drug Testing available in Doncaster, Barnsley, Sheffield and throughout South Yorkshire