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Title: Drug and alcohol abuse: the bases for employee assistance programs in the nuclear-utility industry

Abstract

This report describes the nature, prevalence, and trends of drug and alcohol abuse among members of the US adult population and among personnel in non-nuclear industries. Analogous data specific to the nuclear utility industry are not available, so these data were gathered in order to provide a basis for regulatory planning. The nature, prevalence, and trend inforamtion was gathered using a computerized literature, telephone discussions with experts, and interviews with employee assistance program representatives from the Seattle area. This report also evaluates the possible impacts that drugs and alcohol might have on nuclear-related job performance, based on currently available nuclear utility job descriptions and on the scientific literature regarding the impairing effects of drugs and alcohol on human performance. Employee assistance programs, which can be used to minimize or eliminate job performance decrements resulting from drug or alcohol abuse, are also discussed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Human Affairs Research Center, Seattle, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5966529
Report Number(s):
NUREG/CR-3196; PNL-4679; BHARC-400/83/003
ON: DE83015791
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; DRUG ABUSE; NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; MANAGEMENT; PERSONNEL; ANALEPTICS; BEHAVIOR; ETHANOL; HALLUCINOGENS; HYPNOTICS AND SEDATIVES; MARIHUANA; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; PERFORMANCE; STATISTICS; ALCOHOLS; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AGENTS; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSANTS; DRUGS; HERBS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRY; MATHEMATICS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS; SAFETY; 290200* - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology; 560306 - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Man- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Radford, L.R., Rankin, W.L., Barnes, V., McGuire, M.V., and Hope, A.M. Drug and alcohol abuse: the bases for employee assistance programs in the nuclear-utility industry. United States: N. p., 1983. Web. doi:10.2172/5966529.
Radford, L.R., Rankin, W.L., Barnes, V., McGuire, M.V., & Hope, A.M. Drug and alcohol abuse: the bases for employee assistance programs in the nuclear-utility industry. United States. doi:10.2172/5966529.
Radford, L.R., Rankin, W.L., Barnes, V., McGuire, M.V., and Hope, A.M. Fri . "Drug and alcohol abuse: the bases for employee assistance programs in the nuclear-utility industry". United States. doi:10.2172/5966529. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5966529.
@article{osti_5966529,
title = {Drug and alcohol abuse: the bases for employee assistance programs in the nuclear-utility industry},
author = {Radford, L.R. and Rankin, W.L. and Barnes, V. and McGuire, M.V. and Hope, A.M.},
abstractNote = {This report describes the nature, prevalence, and trends of drug and alcohol abuse among members of the US adult population and among personnel in non-nuclear industries. Analogous data specific to the nuclear utility industry are not available, so these data were gathered in order to provide a basis for regulatory planning. The nature, prevalence, and trend inforamtion was gathered using a computerized literature, telephone discussions with experts, and interviews with employee assistance program representatives from the Seattle area. This report also evaluates the possible impacts that drugs and alcohol might have on nuclear-related job performance, based on currently available nuclear utility job descriptions and on the scientific literature regarding the impairing effects of drugs and alcohol on human performance. Employee assistance programs, which can be used to minimize or eliminate job performance decrements resulting from drug or alcohol abuse, are also discussed.},
doi = {10.2172/5966529},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1983},
month = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1983}
}

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