Being fit for work means that you:
To be healthy and safe, you need to look after your physical (body), mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Taking care of yourself can make you feel like you have more energy. It can also help you manage your stress—at home and at work.
When you’re healthy, you’re less likely to get sick or have an accident at work. You may also get well faster if you’re sick or injured.
If you’re worried about being fit for work, talk to your healthcare provider or join an employee assistance program. If you’re worried about a co-worker being fit for work, talk to a supervisor or a union representative.
Any unhealthy use of alcohol or other drugs, even if it only happens once, can mean you aren’t fit for work.
You may have a problem if drugs or alcohol are affecting:
Gambling may be affecting your work if you are:
If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, drug use, or gambling, Alberta Health Services can help. Services across the province provide private, professional, and caring support.
Current as of: September 25, 2020
Author: Addiction & Mental Health, Alberta Health Services
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