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ID (ISN) del documento52875
Número CIS 89-2095
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1989
Número de serie
Autor(es) Lewis R.J., Cooper P.S.
Título Alcohol, other drugs, and fatal work-related injuries
Información bibliográfica Jan. 1989, Vol.31, No.1, p.23-28. 13 ref.
Resumen The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of fatal work-related injuries that involved alcohol and other drugs in Harris County, Texas (which includes most of the city of Houston) during 1984 and 1985. A total of 207 death certificates and 196 autopsy reports that classified deaths as occurring at work were identified, and the demographic and toxicological information was reviewed. Tests for alcohol were conducted for 88.3% of the workers autopsied; 13.3% had a detectable blood alcohol content. Drug screens, in addition to tests for alcohol, were performed on 87.8% of the workers autopsied; 7.0% had detectable traces of drugs which had the potential to alter physiological functions needed to avoid injury. Only one case of illicit drug use was detected. When substances were detected, alcohol and prescription drugs, not illicit drugs, were the ones most frequently found.
Descriptores (primarios) Estados Unidos; farmacodependencia; causas de los accidentes; casos mortales; alcoholismo
Descriptores (secundarios) encuesta epidemiológica
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Estrés, factores sicosociales
Navegación por categoria(s) Abuso de alcohol y drogas