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Impairment: Medications and Illness

Publication Date: 
September 11 / 2018

Individuals do not often consider prescription or over-the-counter medication as something that could affect their ability to perform their work safely. Medication and the effects of illness can greatly impact whether or not an individual is fit to work that day. Employees must know to self-identify impairment and how to report their concerns according to the employer’s impairment policy.