ERIC Number: ED246365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Target: Alcohol Abuse in the Hard-to-Reach Work Force. Ideas and Resources for Responding to Problems of the Hard-to-Reach Work Force.
Informatics, Inc., Rockville, MD.; National Clearinghouse for Alcohol Information (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
This guide is designed as a source of ideas and information for individuals and organizations interested in occupational alcoholism programs for the hard-to-reach work force. Following a brief overview of the problem and a report on progress in occupational alcoholism programming, a working definition of the hard-to-reach work force is offered; suggested criteria for defining this type of worker include amount of supervision, employment setting, and organizational affiliation. Programming needs, approaches to the problem, and approach selection criteria for working with three elements of the hard-to-reach labor force (dispersed workers, unionized workers, and white collar professionals) are discussed. Currently operated programs for unionized members of the Longshoreman's Association, the building and construction industries, the Air Line Pilot's Association, and the National Maritime Union are highlighted. The stresses and program needs of lawyers, physicians, and university faculty are discussed. Program startup suggestions are offered for the elements of a policy statement, and for general programming considerations. A list of relevant organizations is provided. A glossary of terms and a list of selected references conclude the document. (BL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Informatics, Inc., Rockville, MD.; National Clearinghouse for Alcohol Information (DHHS), Rockville, MD.