All - 2010

  • 07/09/2010 - Burgelijk Wetboek (BW) [Civil Code] Article 7:678, part of 7.10; Arbeidsovereenkomst [employment contract]
    The New Civil Code recognises the reasons for dismissal: "if the employee despite warning indicates drunkenness or other disorderly conductive behaviour '(Article 7:678 paragraph 2 c). Employees with an alcohol problem that negatively affects their structural function, risk dismissal on the spot. Conversely, too: an employer can be accessed on the responsibility of a great workplace. This includes how to deal with alcohol and work and the availability of alcohol at work.
  • 07/09/2010 - Arbeidsomstandigheden Wet / Arbowet [Working Conditions Act]
    The basis of the Working Conditions Act is ensuring safe and healthy working conditions. This is the responsibility of both the employer and the employee. Article 3: working conditions The work should not adversely affect the welfare, health and safety of workers. Risky working should therefore be reduced as much as possible. The probability that someone develops an alcohol problem can be increased by some work-related issues. Employers should check what conditions increase the risk of alcohol consumption. This may be in the mandatory Risk Inventory and Evaluation (RI & E) and the accompanying plan (Article 5). Article 8: Information and education Employers have a duty to inform employees about hazardous working conditions and the measures that can be taken in order to reduce risks. Article 11: General obligations of employees Employees are required to become more aware of health and safety hazards. In addition, the worker must ensure his/her own welfare, health and safety and that of others.
  • 07/09/2010 - Handboek Alcohol & Werk. Een leidraad voor professionals [Manual Alcohol & Work. A guidance for professionals]
    The purpose of this handbook is to support key individuals within companies and institutions to establish an Alcohol Policy with tools. - The content of the handbook is based on many years of experience within companies. - Several good practice examples are described in this guidance. - Also an overview of training, workshops and meetings for managers, employees and professionals is provided with examples of the materials used.
  • 07/09/2010 - Arbo en milieu bij Huntsman
    The article describes activities and actions within the Huntsman Alcohol project: • no alcohol at work, or during lunches, dinners. Only during jubilee tents (one or two times a year), employees can drink alcohol. But everyone is or advised to use taxis which teh company pays for. • Training In 2000 the leaders are trained by the NIGZ. The aim of the training was to gather knowledge and understanding of the effects of alcohol and unsafe drinking practices of employees such as drinking at work or outside work, excessive use, etc. • Identify and use personal (rescue) path Also discussed were measures to be taken when suspicion arises that an employee is misusing alcohol. It is then discussed with the employee and if necessary a rescue path is offered. If an employee is suspected of alcohol at work, a voluntary alcohol or blood test offered. If this test indicates that the person is under the influence of alcohol, he or she receives a verbal warning. If it happens again, he/she receives a written warning. Also an employee may be temporarily suspended or even dismissed. The alcohol policy has led to less absenteeism and greater clarity about the rules for all concerned. The management of the company is satisfied with the results of the alcohol project, but it takes extra effort in order to maintain knowledge/awareness of managers.
  • 07/09/2010 - Gezondheidsmanagement: alcohol en roken. Praktijkgerichte antwoorden op bedrijfsvraagstukken [Health Management: alcohol and smoking. Practical answers to business issues]
    This resource presents: - Facts and figures on alcohol and work in the Netherlands - Practical issues of corporate alcohol policy - Legislation and sanctions
  • 07/09/2010 - Onderzoeksrapportage Alcohol en Werk [Research report alcohol and Work]
    This research report was commissioned for the Ministeries of Social Affairs and Employment and the Ministery of Health, Welfare and Sport by Addiction Research Institute Rotterdam (IVO). The report provides an objective understanding of the alcohol use and drinking problems of the Dutch working population and the prevalence of heavy drinking. The study also aims to examine how work-related factors and broad social and personal factors are associated with alcohol, as well as with excessive and problematic alcohol.
  • 07/09/2010 - Alcoholproblemen op het werk, adviezen voor leidinggevenden
    This leaflet is especially for managers and gives guidance on how to deal with employees with alcohol problems. The central message is: ‘hard on work operation, soft on the people’.
  • 07/09/2010 - Collective agreements (CAO's)
    In some collective agreements (CAO's) provisions are included on drinking during working hours. Mostly reflecting specific laws on: Road Traffic [WegenVerkeerswet]: It is forbidden to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) greater than 0.5 Air Cargo [Luchtvaartwet]: Airport Staff must not drink alcohol in the ten hours of work. It is also forbidden to perform work at a BAC greater than 0.2 Navigation Acts [Scheepvaartwet]: It is forbidden to sail a ship or a sea route; to drive as a pilot on board these ships as the master / operator or to advise on the movement to implement navigation, with a BAC greater than 0.8 Beverage and Catering[Drank- en Horecawet]: When alcohol is available in a workplace which employees people aged under 16 years, employers can face criminal proceedings. The Beverage and Catering Act prohibits serving or selling alcohol to people under sixteen years. This law is based on a fine for the provider, not the drinker.

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