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Biggs, H and Williamson, A R (2012) Safety impacts of alcohol and other drugs in construction: development of an industry policy and cultural change management program. In: Smith, S.D (Ed.), Proceedings 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 445–54.

  • Type: Conference Proceedings
  • Keywords: alcohol; drugs; education; safety
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9552390-6-9
  • URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2012-0445-0454_Biggs_Williamson.pdf
  • Abstract:
    There is increasing concern about the impact of employees’ alcohol and other drug (AOD) consumption on workplace safety and performance, particularly within the construction industry. While most Australian jurisdictions have identified this as a critical safety issue, information is limited regarding the prevalence of AODs in the workplace and there is limited evidential guidance regarding how to effectively and efficiently address such an issue. The current research aims to scientifically evaluate the use of AODs within the Australian construction industry in order to reduce the potential resulting safety and performance impacts and engender a cultural change in the workforce