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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

On-line version ISSN 1989-7790Print version ISSN 0465-546X


OCHOA MANGADO, Enriqueta  and  MADOZ GURPIDE, Agustín. Consumption of alcohol and other drugs in the occupational environment. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2008, vol.54, n.213, pp.25-32. ISSN 1989-7790.

The consumption of alcohol and other drugs has high prevalencia in the society in general, and in the population of workers especially, affecting on the occupational area. The repercussion of the consumption of these substances in the working enviroment is very important (diseases, occupational accidents, absenteeism, occupational disabilities, decrease of the productivity…). They are necessary political measurements in the occupational area to prevent and to minimize the risks derived from the consumption of these substances. There should be included programs of prevention and support, which offer basic information and orientation to the medical aproach of the affected workers.

Keywords : Alcohol; illegal drug; occupational area; prevention; occupational legislation.

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