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Document ID (ISN)64430
CIS number 95-1158
ISSN - Serial title 0341-3888 - Behindertenrecht
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kolitzus H.
Title Alcohol at the workplace - Confrontation or understanding?
Original title Alkohol am Arbeitsplatz - Konfrontation oder "Verstńndnis"? [in German]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1994, Vol.33, No.2, p.32-37, 48-49. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract In Germany about 2.5 million people (3% of the population) have an alcohol-related problem. The cost of alcoholism to companies amounts to more than 30,000 million DEM per year. The performance of alcoholic workers is reduced by 25%, their absenteeism is increased by 16%. The morbidity and accident rates among alcoholic workers is 2.5 times and 3.5 times higher, respectively, than among non-alcoholic workers. A guideline for employers is presented on how to deal with alcoholism at work. In a private talk the employer confronts the alcoholic worker with the facts and offers help. If the worker turns down that help, he is made aware of the consequences of his behaviour and another chance to seek help is offered to him. A deadline is set; warnings follow. If all efforts fail, the alcoholic worker is dismissed. Graphic illustration of the procedure.
Descriptors (primary) responsibilities of employers; alcoholism; role of supervisory staff; role of management; alcohol consumption and accidents
Descriptors (secondary) safety and health personnel; Germany; executives; psychology and sociology; dependence
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Alcohol and drug abuse