Thursday, January 12, 2006

Study: 15 Percent of U.S. Work Force Under the Influence of Alcohol

Alcohol use an imairment to safety ...

"On-the-job alcohol use and impairment affects about 19.2 million people – roughly one in six U.S. workers – according to a recent study.

The study, conducted by the University of Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, estimates that 2.3 million workers (1.8 percent of the work force) have consumed alcohol at least once before coming to work and 8.9 million workers (7.1 percent of the work force) have drank alcohol at least once during the workday. Most workers who drink during the workday do so during lunch breaks, though some drink while working or during other breaks, according to the study.

The study also estimates that 2.1 million workers (1.7 percent of the work force) have worked under the influence of alcohol and 11.6 million workers (9.2 percent of the work force) have worked with a hangover."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

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