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Allsop, Steve and Phillips, Mike and Calogero, Carlo, eds. (2001) Drugs and work: responding to alcohol and drug problems in Australian workplaces. East Hawthorn: IP Communications.

An authoritative and comprehensive text on responding to alcohol and other drug-related harm in Australian workplaces. The majority of workplaces in Australia do not have formal policies and constructive responses to drug-related problems. Many responses adopted have been contentious.

The book is divided into five sections. The first explores the nature and scope of drug-related harm in workplaces. The second focuses on the legal and policy framework for responding to drug problems, the responsibilities and rights of employers and employees. The various interventions that can be implemented in the workplace are reviewed in the third section, with the costs and potential benefits of each outlined. In the fourth section, lessons from other domains – the results of research into how best to ensure and enhance health and safety in the workplace, and how to successfully implement organisational change – are reviewed. A final section draws together some practical implications of the work reviewed in the book, and case examples illustrate approaches adopted in a range of workplace settings.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Call No
MU2, VK2
xiv, 1
IP Communications
Place of Publication
East Hawthorn
includes bibliograhical references, index
Accession Number
HRB 43 (Available)

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