As game time approaches, we must ask ourselves, will we be drinking or driving this Sunday?
While the Super Bowl is an exciting event to get together with friends and family, watch two teams go head to head, and not to mention a potentially epic half-time show, it is important to keep in mind that at the end of all the festivities, everyone must get in their cars and drive home safely. If you are hosting a party, be sure to offer a variety of non-alcoholic beverages for underage drinkers, those in recovery, and party-goers who are going to be designated drivers. Super Bowl is not about the booze.
Decide before you host or attend an event as to whether you will be drinking or driving. Don’t do both. And if you find yourself without a sober ride at the end of the night and you cannot drive, call a cab or find a pillow and curl up on the nearest couch.
Before we know it, Monday morning will arrive. Employers need to be on the lookout for any employees who might still be impaired due to excessive alcohol consumption late into the evening or early morning.
Signs of impairment include the smell of alcohol, lack of coordination, confusion, slow reflexes, slurred speech, nausea, and dizziness. If you suspect that one of your employees is under the influence of alcohol, refer to your Drug and Alcohol Policy for appropriate action and/or call Occupational Drug Testing at 1-800-211-4469. We can come to your organization or work site and conduct a breath alcohol test with the utmost privacy. If you have reasonable suspicion, we can test. Be safe and enjoy the game!