|Document ID (ISN)||47548|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Alcohol and safety in industry
||Spring 1986, Vol.36, No.1, p.18-23. 22 ref.
||The problem of alcohol consumption as an accident factor is reviewed in the light of recent studies, some of which dealt in depth with the accident time factor, the alcohol uptake of the injured and the personality of the victims of alcohol-induced accidents. The present practice for employers is to send intoxicated workers home without being able to judge the degree of intoxication, and the Law in the United Kingdom has as yet nothing specific to say about alcohol in employment. The article gives data on the strength of various alcoholic drinks and on blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) after drinking, explains the role of the liver in oxidising the absorbed alcohol, shows how to calculate a person's theoretical BAC and describes the effect of alcohol on behaviour and safety. In conclusion, it is suggested a firmer attitude towards alcoholism be adopted: the companies should decide on effective policies with a view to reducing excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks.
||alcohol consumption and accidents; psychology of accidents
||literature survey; alcoholism; alcoholic beverages
||D - Periodical articles
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Alcohol and drug abuse