What negative consequences does alcohol consumption have for Australian workplaces?
Alcohol consumption is associated with a range of negative outcomes for the workplace, including accidents, injuries, absenteeism and low productivity. In 2004/05, the cost of lost productivity and absenteeism due to alcohol use was estimated to exceed $3.5b, with the total cost of alcohol consumption to Australian businesses exceeding $5.5b.
Source: Collins & Lapsley (2008). The costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug abuse to Australian society in 2004/05.