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Title: Promoting Occupational Health - Preventing Alcohol Abuse


1
Promoting Occupational Health - Preventing
Alcohol Abuse
  • Hanna Jurvansuu, Researcher
  • Leena Heljälä, Researcher, Project Co-ordinator
  • Marketta Kivistö, Researcher
  • Reducing Alcohol Problems in the Baltic Sea Area
  • Riga 12-13 March 2007

2
Occupational Health Services (OHS) in Finland
  • Coverage of OHS among employees is 85 , 1.82
    million employees
  • 750 OHS units 3,5 million visits /year
  • OHS-professionals OH physicians and OH nurses
  • Preventive OHS (and curative services)
  • The OHS Act, renewed in 2001
  • Promotion and Maintenance of Work Ability (PMWA),
    focuses on health and work ability of worker,
    development of work environment and well
    functioning and conductive work organization

3
Backgroud Brief Alcohol Intervention Project,
FIOH 2004-2007
  • objective-to increase brief interventions in
    occupational health settings
  • targeted at OHS personnel
  • informing, lecturing, training, websites,
    materials
  • guidebook for OHS to identify and counsel
    hazardous drinkers
  • "Brief alcohol intervention in occupational
    health services"
  • (English version coming soon)

4
New project Alcohol and Occupational Health
  • Research and development project
  • 'Alcohol and Occupational Health'
  • Basis the needs of workplaces and OHS their
    wishes for support and co-operation in their work
    to prevent alcohol-related problems at workplaces
  • Aim to promote occupational health by preventing
    alcohol abuse
  • Funding The Social Insurance Institution of
    Finland, Government Work Safety Fund, Finnish
    Institute of Occupational Health

5
Effects of hazardous drinking
  • Individual
  • hangover
  • hypertension
  • dyssomnia
  • arrhythmia
  • upset
  • headache
  • tiredness
  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • addiction
  • Behaviour at work
  • absenteeism and sick leaves
  • inability to concentrate
  • decrease in efficiency
  • disregard for rules
  • accidents and injuries
  • poorer evaluation ability
  • Workplace
  • mistrust
  • inability to co-operate
  • selfishness
  • irritability
  • moping
  • covering-up and hiding

Society alcohol-related illness and deaths,
hospital treatment, disability pensions,
violence, drink-driving, traffic accidents...
6
Objectives
  • to study
  • prevention of alcohol-related problems at the
    workplace
  • co-operation between workplace and OHS in alcohol
    abuse prevention
  • suitability of brief intervention in the practice
    of OHS
  • to develop good practices for workplaces
  • to prevent alcohol abuse and problems
  • to tackle alcohol problems

7
Research organizations
  • Four organizations and their OHS
  • Four similar organizations and their OHS, as
    points of comparison
  • a university department
  • a civil service department
  • a hotel and catering business
  • a stevedoring company

8
Phases of the research
  1. Analyses of the current situation
  2. Intervention
  3. Follow-up
  4. Developing good practices

9
Phase 1. Analyses of the current situation
  • Research questions
  • needs and practices at workplace concerning
    prevention of alcohol-related hazards, early
    identification, and alcohol problems
  • alcohol use, work ability, and general health of
    personnel
  • co-operation between workplace and OHS in
    alcohol-related problem prevention
  • Material
  • questionnaire for all 8 workplaces
  • questionnaire for their OHS
  • documents (OHS contract, occupational safety
    policy, alcohol policy, etc.)

10
Phase 2. Intervention
  • Objectives
  • to increase knowledge of effects of alcohol use
    and hazards on work ability and occupational
    health
  • to prepare OHS personnel to broach alcohol issues
  • to improve/deepen the co-operation between
    workplace and OHS in alcohol-related problem
    prevention
  • Methods
  • informing personnel at 4 workplaces
  • training key persons to tackle alcohol problems
  • training personnel at 4 OHS to perform brief
    interventions
  • training management, safety personnel, etc., and
    OHS to plan, implement and evaluate preventive
    work

11
Phase 3. Follow-up
  • Questions
  • have the needs and practices at workplaces
    changed?
  • have alcohol use and work ability of personnel
    changed?
  • has the co-operation between the workplace and
    OHS in alcohol harm prevention changed?
  • Material
  • questionnaire for all 8 workplaces
  • questionnaire for their OHS
  • documents

12
Phase 4. Developing good practices
  • The final goal is to develop good practices for
    workplaces to prevent alcohol-related hazards, to
    broach alcohol issues early on, and to tackle
    alcohol problems when needed
  • based on research findings
  • in co-ordination with workplaces, OHS, and FIOH

13
Reporting and disseminating the results
  • To researchers scientific articles, abstracts,
    presentations
  • To professionals (OH nurses and doctors, HR
    management) articles in professional magazines,
    presentations
  • To workplaces, public company news, popular
    articles
  • Both nationally and internationally

14
Impact on workplaces
  • Personnel is aware of alcohol-related risks to
    work ability and occupational health, and of
    alcohol policy and practices at the workplace
  • Personnel knows how to tackle alcohol-related
    problems at an early stage when needed
  • OHS is able to focus on providing information,
    early identification and brief intervention
    rather than on treating already established
    alcohol-related problems
  • In the long run, well-being, safety and
    productivity at work will increase
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