Alcohol has become a hazard to health and productivity in the workplace with a study showing one in seven workers suffered in the past year because of a colleague’s drinking. The chief difficulties for workers were having their own work disrupted, having to take on extra work to cover for the problem drinker, or having had an accident or a close call because of that drinker. One in 10 having difficulties because of a drinking colleague reported having to take days off work due to the situation. The most common reported harm was being put in fear on the streets because of the presence of drunk people or being actually harassed, insulted, or pushed and shoved by them. One in 100 had been physically harmed and one in 200 had been the victim of a traffic accident involving a drunk driver.
Source: Irish Examiner April 16, 2018 23:03 UTC