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Determining standards of care for substance abuse and alcohol use in long-haul truck drivers.

Authors
Anderson-DG; Riley-P
Source
Nurs Clin North Am 2008 Sep; 43(3):357-365
NIOSHTIC No.
20038930
Abstract
The trucking industry employs approximately 9 million workers, with approximately 3 million being long-haul truck drivers. Truck drivers are exposed to a variety of stressful situations, such as working long hours, no sleep, inadequate rest and relaxation, being away from home and support systems, and driving in hazardous conditions. These risk factors place the long-haul truck driver at an increased risk for possible use or abuse of alcohol and drugs. Identification of those at risk and those who are abusing alcohol and drugs is vitally important for the health of these truckers.
Keywords
Alcoholic-beverages; Drug-abuse; Drugs; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Risk-factors; Sleep-deprivation; Statistical-analysis; Stress; Truck-drivers; Trucking; Work-environment; Workplace-studies
Contact
Debra Gay Anderson PhD, APRN, BC, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, 315 CON Building, Lexington, KY 405360232, USA
CODEN
NCNAAK
Publication Date
20080901
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
danders@uky.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-007931
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0029-6465
Source Name
Nursing Clinics of North America
State
KY
Performing Organization
University of Kentucky
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