Absenteeism among Australia’s workforce linked to alcohol and drugs is costing the economy around $3billion a year. It has risen from $1.2bn in 2001.
The revelation was made in a report by Flinders University’s National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction.
In the construction sector, being hung over isn’t just a matter of not feeling well, it has safety implications.
According to researchers there is a problematic culture fuelled by the male dominated nature of the construction sector which contributes to amphetamine use, which is twice as high on construction sites then it is among the general population.
Researchers also say that more than half of construction workers drink at dangerous levels.
Find out more about the cost on our economy here.
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