Reducing Alcohol and Substance Abuse: A Benefit of Workforce Housing in Oil, Gas, Mining and Construction Industries

Alcohol- and substance-abuse is most prevalent among blue-collar workers, and the upstream oil and gas, mining, and construction industries are among the highest sectors in which safety is paramount. Throughout this white paper, solutions are presented. This includes the importance of quality housing that makes a welcome place for the “other 12 off-shift hours” and creates a controlled environment with relevant policies.

Workforce Housing as a Recruitment and Retention Strategy:

North American oil, gas, mining and construction operations are facing an unprecedented shortage of professionals and skilled tradespeople this decade and beyond. Several strategies can be implemented to face these problems; one is to address the “other 12 hours” when workers are off-duty by offering top-quality housing to attract and retain these valuable employees.

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