Managing the Safety Risks of Employee Intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol)

  • Part 1 Thursday 24th February 2022 (10am -1pm)
    Thursday, February 24, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Part 2 Thursday 3rd March 2022 (10am -1pm)
    Thursday, March 3, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Managing the Safety Risks of Employee Intoxicant Use (defined as drugs and alcohol) 

Online Certified Learning Programme in 2 Sections

Part 1-Thursday 24th February 2022 (10am – 1pm)

Part 2 -Thursday 3rd March 2022 (10am – 1pm)

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Course Overview

IOSH Declare that Workplace Mental Health a Safety Issue

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) have taken the lead and are declaring that work-place mental health is now a safety issue and that its members are well placed to respond. IOSH is urging its members to think safety, compliance, risk assessments, and employee support therapy to address the mental health issues that are now impacting the workplace.

Health Authority (HSA) Information on Managing Reasonable Suspicion and Safety

Information given by the HSA is that from a health and safety perspective, companies need to be confident that employees are not a risk to themselves or others. If managers perceive that there is a risk action should be taken to remove the employee from the risk.

European Guidelines for Legally Defensible Workplace Drug Testing

Where testing is a part of company policy or otherwise contracted with employees, The HSA recommends that it is carried out in accordance with a recognised standard such as the European Workplace Drug Testing Society (EWDTS).

Certified Training

  • Certificate of attendance awarded by the EAP Institute will be sent by post. The full course
  • Notes and PowerPoint presentation will be forwarded on completion of assignment


The Institution of Occupational l Safety and Health (IOSH) members will be able to allocate CPD points to the course at the rate of 3 points per course day

Professional Development Hours

Professional Development Hours (P.D.H.’s) will be awarded by the Employee Assistance

Certification Commission (EACC) for full attendance and completion of Assignment

Learning Objectives

At the end of this on line course and assignment those attending will have knowledge of;

  • How to develop intoxicant policies and procedures
  • Conducting a workplace intoxicant risk assessment
  • European Workplace Drug Testing Society (EWDTS) guidelines on drug testing.


  • Maurice Quinlan
    Maurice Quinlan, Director of the EAP Institute is a competent person as required by Section 80(1) of The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. He has the knowledge, skills and experience to develop policies and training on Employee Support Therapy (EST) for workplace mental health, workplace intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol), Psychological and Psychosocial risks and employee health and wellbeing policies and programmes for national and international companies.