Presentation on theme: "Safety and Performance: Addressing substance abuse in the workplace."— Presentation transcript:
Safety and Performance: Addressing substance abuse in the workplace
2 Our Mission The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Drug Awareness Service is committed to making communities safe and healthy by reducing substance abuse and its related problems.
3 Commitment to Communities A balanced approach to prevention includes education, enforcement and treatment. Providing factual information on substance abuse issues. Supporting enforcement initiatives. Encouraging, mobilizing and supporting community- driven initiatives that reflect our Mission, Vision, Beliefs.
4 Drugs Beyond the workplace Alcohol and Tobacco alone cost our economy billions Over 400 highway deaths, 23% involve alcohol (53% for single vehicle collisions) Recent study of BC fatal collisions showed 1 in 10 involved drugs, in excess of 50 % showed marihuana present.
5 Drugs Beyond the workplace Domestic violence and break up Assaults and Criminal activity Does this get left at home, and never enter the workplace?
6 Why is the RCMP involved in this partnership? Drug Prevention is a continuum across the Community, from cradle to grave. Recognize that the workplace is a major component of every Community. Successful prevention or treatment intervention has an impact on crime.
7 Why is the RCMP involved in this partnership? Mitigate liability. Promote research to develop strategic intelligence. All of this leads to Safer and Healthier communities.
8 Our Current Strategy Public Awareness Research Initiatives School Programs Methamphetamine Strategy
9 The Future Drug Endangered Children Rollout of Drugs in the Workplace Program (Dec. ’03) Workplace Study Business Council
10 Thank You ! Sgt. Ian Sanderson RCMP Drug Awareness Service ‘K’ Division, Edmonton Ph: (780) 412-5461