Higher Risk Workplaces and Occupations

You might find it useful to ask questions such as:

  • What are the costs or barriers to obtaining alcohol or other drugs in my workplace (is it easy or hard?)
  • What are the norms/perceptions about use
  • Is there a cultural acceptance of use? Do employees think ‘everyone else does it’?
  • Do employees believe that risky use leads to risky outcomes for them and their workmates?
  • What is the quality of supervision?
  • Is there a risk that alcohol or other drugs might be used to cope with demanding/stressful conditions?
  • Is there a strong safety culture and peer accountability?
  • Are there particular areas of the workplace/occupations that might be at higher risk?