|Document ID (ISN)||34446|
|Convention or series no.
||Alcoholism and occupational safety
||Alkohol und Arbeitssicherheit [in German]|
El alcohol y la seguridad del trabajo [in Spanish]
Alcool e sicurezza del lavoro [in Italian]
L'alcool et la sÚcuritÚ du travail [in French]
||Cahiers suisses de la sÚcuritÚ du travail, Caisse nationale suisse d'assurance en cas d'accidents, Luzern, Switzerland, Mar. 1980, No.133. 30p. Illus. The Spanish version is in: I.N.M.S.T., No.902, p.65-73.
||Difficulties encountered in attempting to pinpoint the role of alcohol in accidents and determine the percentage of occupational accidents due to alcohol are considered. Different surveys give percentages varying between 7.5% and 35%. One fact is stressed: alcohol potentiates the effects of harmful substances and physical agents, and thus increases predisposition to accidents. Suggested measures which could reduce or suppress alcohol consumption in the workplace include mechanisation of heavy physical work, thermal insulation, ventilation, air-conditioning and above all the distribution of soft drinks. Review of physiological requirements as regards intake of fluids, and suitable non-alcoholic beverages. Other preventive measures include prohibition or restriction of alcohol consumption, and screening and selection of personnel. Many examples of accidents are given. Spanish translation published in "Notas y documentos sobre prevenciˇn de riesgos profesionales", 148, 4░ trimestre 1984, p.65-73.
||alcohol consumption and accidents; alcoholic beverages
||Switzerland; non-alcoholic beverages; mechanization; drinks at work; vocational selection; statistical aspects; ventilation; air conditioning; protection against heat; legislation; translation; accident descriptions
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Broad subject area(s)
Alcohol and drug abuse