Employers! Take Note!

Every responsible employer should make Redlines freely available to their staff for use at their own discretion. 

A report on the social aspects of Australians' drinking, commissioned by the federal Department of Health and Ageing and prepared by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction at Flinders University, reveals that:

  • 6.6% of workers who drink alcohol have reported for duty drunk in a 12-month period.
  • One in 10 workers reported that they ‘usually’ drank alcohol in the workplace.
  • Nearly 9% drank at "risky" levels at least once a week.
  • One in six workers has reported physical abuse at work by a colleague under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • one in seven suffered verbal abuse by a colleague under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • 44 % of the Australian workforce "at least occasionally" drinks above the safe level recommended by the National Health and Research Council.

Even voluntary testing at the workplace can create certain privacy issues and lead to unpleasant circumstances. The Redline device is therefore ideal for companies to make readily available to employees so that they can test themselves in private, be responsible for their own decisions and act in a responsible manner in the best interests of themselves, their co-workers, their employer and the community in which they live.

Press articles:

Workplace alcohol abuse

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