Occupational Health

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 14 March 2003.

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Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

Question S1W-34482

To ask the Scottish Executive what financial and other support exists for small- and medium-sized enterprises in dealing with drug and alcohol problems of employees and what support it plans to provide, as referred to in chapter 2 of Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper .

Photo of Malcolm Chisholm Malcolm Chisholm Labour

The Executive issued a resource pack with information on occupational health to approximately 77,000 small- and medium-sized enterprises in December 2001. This includes guidance on the development of workplace drug and alcohol policies.

Scotland’s Health at Work (SHAW) provides free policy advice and guidance to help and support organisations to develop health promoting workplaces. SHAW will receive funding of £750,000 in 2003-04 and is targeted with doubling the participation of small- and medium-sized enterprises within its scheme.

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