Indicators of an employee under the influence of alcohol or other substances
  • odor of alcohol or marijuana on breath or clothing
  • changes in speech ie. slurred, slowed, more rapid, illogical content
  • impaired coordination or increased clumsiness or unusual involuntary body movements
  • excessive drowsiness and/or sleeping on the job or at lunch/break times
  • argumentative or highly reactive to the comments or observations of others
  • physical agitation or abnormally slow movements
  • verbal or physical aggressiveness directed towards others
  • difficulty retaining information or successfully following instructions
  • excessive forgetfulness
  • disorganized work habits
  • decline in appearance and/or personal hygiene
  • unexplained absence from the work area
  • frequent injuries from falls or poorly explained bruises and abrasions
  • wearing clothing which is inappropriate to the season ( ie. long sleeves in the summer )
  • any frequent pattern of absenteeism which follows pay day, or occurs at the beginning or end of the work week
  • frequent call-ins for scheduled weekend shifts