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Document ID (ISN)110171
CIS number 09-1182
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leggat P.A., Smith D.R.
Title Alcohol-related absenteeism: The need to analyse consumption patterns in order to target screening and interventions in the workplace
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.47, No.4, p.345-347. 20 ref.
Abstract The impact of alcohol, tobacco and drugs in the workplace is reflected in two to three times higher rates of absenteeism, three times higher compensation claims and a quarter of all occupational accidents. This editorial argues in favour of screening employees for their alcohol consumption during their regular annual medical examinations, and providing suitable preventive interventions and treatment.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; responsibilities of employers; workmen's compensation; sickness absenteeism; alcoholism
Descriptors (secondary) drug dependence; smoking; ethics; periodic medical examinations; medical supervision
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Workers' compensation
Alcohol and drug abuse