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27 Jul, 2013

Does your workplace have a drinking problem? – Sydney Morning Herald

Around 9 per cent of workers admit to drinking alcohol at work, with tradespeople (17.9 per cent), managers (19.6 per cent) and professionals (19.3 per cent) the occupational groups with the largest proportion of short-term risky drinkers.

Phillip Collins, head of workplace services at the Australian Drug Foundation, says more research needs to be done on the topic to find out whether the drinking culture at work is changing. At the moment the foundation is looking at the cost to business of drinking on the job.

Aside from the fact we don’t know a lot about how much drinking goes on at work, he says there’s usually not much training done in the workplace to educate employees about their responsibilities when it comes to drinking at work.

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