A Deadly Silence: Substance Abuse and Accidents

by admin on March 24, 2011

This video is sponsored by MacMillan Bloedel Limited, IWA Canada, and the WCB, and deals with substance abuse and accidents in the workplace. This video profiles four workers whose personal and work lives have been affected by substance abuse.

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    jbgood3 July 21, 2007 at 8:45 am

    Substance abuse is sometimes self medication for underlying problems. eg depression. Good video.

    lasttry666666 November 25, 2008 at 12:18 am

    the drug problem is every ware i worked in a small metal shop and 90% of the workers were on some form of drugs and the managment did not care if the parts got made it was all good . one of the guys even cut off 2 fingers in a metal saw the docs saved one but now he has to live like that for life

    doldei January 13, 2009 at 1:47 am

    it wasn´t the weed…it was the booze

    024reredrum February 19, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    addicted to marijuana lmao

    omfg823 November 3, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    02:53 that. mustache. is. awesome.

    DandDskeeto December 20, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    @024reredrum

    Yeah I thought that was pretty funny.

    That is NOT the job you want to go to work even the slightest bit impaired though. Maybe they all should take speed just so they are awake and alert, might reduce accidents. LOL

    electrogeek77 October 2, 2010 at 12:37 am

    @DandDskeeto You’re kidding, right? I’m guessing that you have never tried to do a work shift in a manic state.

    DandDskeeto October 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    @electrogeek77

    You’re right !

    A I am not BiPolar ( so so manic states )

    B I went to great lengths to get educated thus not having the need for shift work.

    shelbluc October 30, 2010 at 3:40 am

    it’s simple… who would you want working for you someone clean and sober or someone stoned, drunk or hung over. No one wants their back being covered by someone who is not 100% there. Would you let a surgeon operate high? Even if he had just smoked a joint…. Not in a million years.

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