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Document ID (ISN)35387
CIS number 81-843
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Palisano P.
Title Alcoholism: Industry's $15 billion hangover.
Bibliographic information Sep. 1980, Vol.42, No.9, p.54-58. Illus.
Abstract Statistics: 60 per 1,000 U.S. workers have drinking problems or are confirmed alcoholics; overall total of 6.5 million alcoholics (white collar workers: 25%; manual workers: 30%; professional workers and managers: 45%). Cause and effect of alcohol addiction (psychological and physical dependance, chemical threshold, ethanol impregnation and organs affected). Alcoholism as an occupational disease (stress factors). Alcoholism ranks third after cancer and cardiac disease in total fatalities in USA. Impairment of ability on the job; accident incidence. Symptoms of alcoholism; supervision; possibilities of cure; rehabilitation; success of rehabilitation programmes sponsored jointly by management and trade unions. Effects of ethanol toxicity (both sedative and irritant) on liver (fibrosis, fatty degeneration, cirrhosis, portal hypertension).
Descriptors (primary) alcoholism; USA
Descriptors (secondary) alcoholic beverages; occupational diseases; hepatic damage; ethanol; liver fibrosis; role of management; cirrhosis; economic aspects; survey; role of workers' organizations; statistical aspects; alcohol consumption and accidents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse