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Medication reporting in the workplace.

Authors
Hegmann-K; Greenlee-P; Johns-RE Jr.
Source
J Occup Med 1991 Nov; 33(11):1131-1136
NIOSHTIC No.
00203100
Abstract
An evaluation was conducted to report the existence of a program dealing with medication self reporting, to determine the extent of use of medications with possible side effects affecting workplace safety, to determine the success or failure of employee compliance with the program, and to determine whether medication use could be correlated with reportable incidents as a measure of workplace safety. An incident cohort of 86 workers involved in 92 reportable incidents was randomly selected from a total of 229 workers employed in hazardous work areas who had been involved in 287 reportable incidents. A referent cohort of 89 workers involved in 92 episodes of random alcohol and drug screening was randomly selected from a total of 376 workers employed in hazardous or high security areas who had been selected for 378 episodes of random alcohol and drug screening tests during the same period. No relationship was noted between constrained medication use and measurements of workplace safety, possibly a consequence of the retrospective nature of this evaluation. A younger age and shorter employment time on site, less than 1 year, were greater determinants of reportable incident occurrence. Further information on the medication regimens of workers using constrained medications is needed to better assess the relationship between constrained mediation use and workplace safety at this site and in occupational settings in general.
Keywords
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Training; Accident-analysis; Safety-research; Accident-prevention; Accident-statistics; Substance-abuse; Workplace-studies
Contact
Rocky MT Ctr/occupa/envir Hlth University of Utah D F C M, Room BC 106 Salt Lake City, Utah 84132
CODEN
JOCMA7
Publication Date
19911101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
7775332.00
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T15-OH-07141
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
0096-1736
Source Name
Journal of Occupational Medicine
State
UT
Performing Organization
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
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