All - 2011 - 2010

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  • 07/09/2010 - Alcohol and drug screening of occupational drivers for preventing injury (Review)
    Background: Workforce alcohol and drug testing is commonplace but its effect in reducing occupational injuries remains unclear. Objectives: To assess the effects of alcohol and drug screening of occupational drivers (operating a motorised vehicle) in preventing injury or workrelated effects such as sickness absence related to injury. Search strategy: We searched the following databases up to June 2007 (or up to the latest issue then available): MEDLINE, EMBASE, The Cochrane Library, Cochrane Occupational Health Field’s specialised register, DARE, PsychINFO, ERIC, ETOH, CISDOC, NIOSHTIC, TRANSPORT, Zetoc, Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation index and HSELINE. We also searched reference lists, relevant websites and conducted hand searching. Selection criteria: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs), cluster-randomised trials, controlled clinical trials, controlled before and after studies (more than three time points to be measured before and after the study) and interrupted time-series (ITS) studies that evaluated alcohol or drug screening interventions for occupational drivers (compared to another intervention or no intervention) with an outcome measured as a reduction in injury or a proxy measure thereof. Data collection and analysis: Two review authors independently extracted data and assessed study quality. We contacted authors of the included studies for further information.
  • 07/09/2010 - Alcohol, health and policy: the Italian perspective
    Learning from the past, Italy will go ahead in the next National Health Plan in setting targets on alcohol promoting moderation in alcohol consumption and will monitor the drinking habits of the population taking into account at least the following variables: The aims are that the NHP 2000-2003 (to be implemented starting from autumn 2001) should contain a multidimensional key areas framework supporting specific targets that can: - Promote healthier lifestyles and habits (life skills) - Tackle misleading risk-taking cultures - Improve settings (family, schools, communities) - Strengthen health protection of vulnerable groups - Decrease “gradients” within and between groups (inequities in health) and reduce harm
  • 07/09/2010 - Integrating Health Promotion Interventions for Hazardous and Harmful Alcohol Consumption into Primary Health Care Professionals’ Daily Work STRATEGY FOR ITALY
    The aim of this contribution is to develop a country-based strategy for the implementation of a programme to integrate interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption in primary health care settings. The Italian team included representatives from governmental as well as non – governmental organizations, health professional organizations and groups, scientific organizations. Following a track provided by the PHEPA project, the country team has tried, where possible, to identify a series of priorities to be implemented nationwide by mean a programme of actions particularly focused on prevention and health promotion and including targeted approaches for young people. Among the aims of the strategy is to have the strategy endorsed by a number of key partners and stakeholders at the National, regional and local level and to submit the strategy to the Ministry of Health for a possible development of a formalized integration of specific items into the daily GPs activities.
  • 07/09/2010 - “Stay in Green Zone” workplace drug and alcohol prevention program - Guideline 2. The situation and the possibilities of improvement
    This Guideline involves the following reports: The possibilities for improvement upon implementation of the “Stay in Green Zone” workplace drug and alcohol prevention program; Best practice in terms of screening for drug use at national and multinational and governmental organisations; With CSR for health promotion of the human resources at regional and local level, the prevention of harmful use of alcohol and drug; Health promotion for human resources at local level, the possibilities of mapping local needs and the availablity of a variety of workplace methods.
  • 07/09/2010 - Drug free workplace kit
    The purpose of this Drug-Free Workplace Kit is to provide public and private workplaces, from small to large and from local to global, with credible, authoritative, evidence-based information, resources, and tools for producing and maintaining drug-free workplace policies and programs. The Kit was assembled by the Division of Workplace Programs (DWP), in the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (often simply SAMHSA elsewhere in the Kit), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • 07/09/2010 - Good practice guidance on managing alcohol misuse in the workplace
    This resource discusses the development of alcohol policies for workplaces; looks at literature regarding alcohol in the workplace and professional advice; evaluates the effectiveness of interventions in helping influence alcohol consumption and reduce alcohol-related problems; investigates a European comparative study on preventative and supportive measures for problem drinkers in the working environment and describes a best practice example of a workplace alcohol policy.
  • 07/09/2010 - WHO Framework for alcohol policy in the WHO European Region
    A framework for alcohol policy is a long-term strategy for the Region. It creates an overarching frame for existing WHO instruments and documents as well as addressing recent developments, new challenges and further research needs. The framework is also consistent with other major health policy formulations, including the Health for All policy framework, WHO’s general programme of work, the Millennium Development Goals and the Regional Office’s country strategy. The framework links ways, means and ends of an effective alcohol policy.
  • 07/09/2010 - Reducing Alcohol-related harm in the workplace – A feasibility study of screening and brief interventions for hazardous drinkers
    The negative impact of hazardous and harmful drinking on health and well-being for individuals and at a societal level has been well documented, and there is convincing evidence of the cost-effectiveness of brief interventions in primary care (Kaner et al. 2007, Fleming et al.2002). Less attention has been focused on the workplace as an arena for brief alcohol interventions. Recent policy has highlighted the importance of Occupational Health Services in providing screening and interventions on a range of lifestyle issues (World Health Organization 2006, Scottish Executive 2003; Department of Health 2003). However, our literature search identified only two reports of lifestyle screening of the workforce in the UK that included alcohol use (Hanlon et al. 1995, 1998 and Addley 2001) and no empirical studies of brief interventions in UK occupational settings were found.
  • 07/09/2010 - Alcohol and the Workplace
    This issue of ICAP Reports examines three industries in which beverage alcohol plays a special role, either because of its salience, or because of its potential impact. These three industries are the transportation industry, the beverage alcohol industry, and the hospitality industry. The report examines how the issue of alcohol and the workplace has been addressed in each and the approaches that have been used to ensure the safety both of employees and of others who may be affected.
  • 07/09/2010 - Alcohol and the workplace – A European comparative study on preventative and supportive measures for problem drinkers in their working environment
    The aim of this study was defined as follows: The realisation of a European comparative study on alcohol related problems in the workplace, in which existing best practices in companies will be identified and analysed, will enable the development of a European strategy to encourage a better dissemination of information, as well as raise awareness of the problem among employees and companies in Europe. It will also provide guidelines and tools for the adoption of preventive and supportive measures by companies for employees with alcohol problems, who would otherwise risk losing their jobs and, as a consequence, risk social exclusion. Furthermore the study will seek to identify methodologies that will encourage the dialogue and exchange of experiences between European companies. This bottom-up approach will contribute to the design of social policies to reduce unemployment and social exclusion at a European level.

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