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Document ID (ISN)70175
CIS number 97-2109
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1445-X
Year 1997
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 149/1997
Author(s) Davies J.B., et al.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Alcohol in the workplace: Results of an empirical study
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1997. xxii, 179p. Illus. 24 ref. Price: GBP 57.00.
Abstract This report presents the results of a survey of alcohol consumption among employees in a sample of 45 firms in Great Britain. Results are discussed in relation to drinking behaviour, effects of alcohol on work performance, sickness and absence due to alcohol, comparison between higher- and lower-drinking companies, alcohol-related attitudes, workplace culture and alcohol policies. Firms differed markedly in drinking cultures and other drinking-related variables. Alcohol policies need to take into account differences among firms in terms of workforce culture, attitudes and the nature of the work being carried out.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; alcoholic beverages
Descriptors (secondary) report; alcoholism; questionnaire survey; work capacity; sickness absenteeism
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse