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Thursday 17 June 2004 - Workshop 2, The harm and cost related to 'alcohol problems in the workplace' - latest evidence and current trends

Alcohol related problems in the workplace; the level of harm and cost – latest evidence and current trends, Sverre Nesvåg, Research Director at the Department of Work Environment at Rogaland Research, Norway

Ireland's experience from a booming economy and a pervasive drinking culture; what is the cost of alcohol in Ireland for workers and business?, Paddy Creedon, Private consultant specialising in alcohol problems in the workplace

Comments from the ILO, Joannah Caborn, SafeWork, International Labour Office

Comments from an economist, Christine Godfrey, Health Economics at the University of York

Panel discussion and questions

  • Do we know what we need to know in this area?
  • Where do we find comprehensive reviews of the research area for policy advocates?
  • How does research in this area correspond with and relate to three major policy processes and paradigms in health: Public health strategy of the EU; the WHO global burden of disease and the macroeconomics of health; and the EU Lisbon strategy?
  • As the nature of work changes: more individuality, larger service sector, less blue collar etc – how does this affect the nature of alcohol related problems in the “workplace”, and how is this apprehended by the research community?