Should and employer dismiss an employee who fails workplace drug testing or has issues with drugs and alcohol? Credit Krista https://www.flickr.com/photos/scaredykat/3937471477/

OHS (including drug and alcohol management) helps employees

Many organisations are discovering the benefits of committing to occupational health and safety, in part to improve employee satisfaction and safety performance.

According to an article in the Manufacturers’ Monthly, the businesses are seeing the relationship between job satisfaction and workers’ compliance with safety management policies and the frequency of accidents. The article quotes a study conducted by the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, which showed that employees who expressed higher satisfaction in their role were more positive about safety. They felt more committed to safety management policies and therefore experienced a lower rate of accident involvement.

“The study’s results were consistent with the notion that workers’ positive perceptions of the organisation’s safety culture influence their commitment to safety management policies in the workplace. Here are a few factors that can help lower accidents and increase employee job satisfaction,” the article says.

For many organisations, particularly those in industries where safety is vital, drug and alcohol management forms a part of their safety program. This can include testing for drugs and alcohol.

Read the full article here.

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Is there a link between employee satisfaction and safety performance in the workplace? Credit Krista https://www.flickr.com/photos/scaredykat/3937471477/

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Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Thomastown and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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