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Document ID (ISN)107547
CIS number 08-242
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zaloshnja E., Miller T.R., Hendrie D., Galvin D.
Title Employer costs of alcohol-involved injuries
Bibliographic information Feb. 2007, Vol.50, No.2, p.136-142. 44 ref.
Abstract This study estimates the annual cost of alcohol-related injuries to employers in the United States. Incidence was estimated with occupational injury data, motor vehicle crash data and health care data for 1998-2000. Employer costs were estimated from Federal estimates of injury costs by source of compensation payment using data on the percentage paid by employers. Thus the annual employer costs of alcohol-related injuries to employees and their dependents were found to exceed USD 28.6 billion. Out of this, USD 13.2 billion comes from job-related, alcohol-involved injuries. The annual employer cost of motor vehicle crashes in which at least one driver was alcohol-impaired is over USD 9.2 billion. Out of this, only USD 3.4 billion comes from job-related alcohol involvement.
Descriptors (primary) USA; cost of accidents; injuries; alcoholism
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; workmen's compensation; economic aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; USA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Economic aspects
Alcohol and drug abuse