Impairment and Substance Use in the Workplace

We often think of impairment as the result of substance use or in terms of addiction or dependence on alcohol or drugs. While not formally defined, the Canadian Human Rights Commission describes the appearance of impairment at work as potentially including the odour of alcohol or drugs, glassy or red eyes, unsteady gait, slurring, or poor coordination.

However, impairment or distraction from focusing on tasks can result from a variety of causes such as work stress, personal or family issues. Click here to read more.