4. Alcohol in workplaces

Alcohol consumption has serious implications for both employers and employees in workplaces. This can range from death and injury as a result of impairment, to absenteeism and lost productivity, and general low morale of the workforce.

Some workplace settings have higher safety risks - these include construction, manufacturing, forestry and those where driving/machine operation are a key component of the activities. Workplaces where there is a high level of stress can also contribute to alcohol use.