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Document ID (ISN)64810
CIS number 95-1542
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ide C.W.
Title Time gentlemen please. Time to re-examine the relationship between drinking and work
Bibliographic information May 1995, Vol.13, No.5, p.23-26. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract A review is presented of the small number of studies concerning occupational fatalities associated with alcohol consumption at work. There is a detectable deterioration of skill once the blood alcohol level passes about 10mg/100mL, and at 80mg/100mL the risk of being involved in an accident roughly triples. The studies indicate that excluding deaths due to road traffic accidents during working hours, acute alcohol intoxication is responsible for a small proportion of workplace fatalities and serious injuries, but a much larger percentage of minor and 'damage only' accidents.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; fatalities; alcoholism
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; drivers; work capacity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse