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HSE Report Outlines Effect On Business From Abuse Of Alcohol

A new report by the Health Service Executive (HSE) has found that a 'drinking culture' in workplaces that is often encouraged by employers can lead to a decline in productivity of employees.

The report, 'Alcohol’s harm to others in Ireland', was written by Dr Ann Hope of Trinity College’s Department of Public Health and Primary Care. 

It states, “The research evidence shows that heavy episodic drinking (binge drinking) increases the risk of arriving late for work, leaving early and low productivity while at work (known as ‘presenteeism’)”

It also outlines alcohol’s effect on workplace moral, as 10.4% of workers reported that they had been affected by a co-workers heavy drinking in some way that can lead to tension, unhappiness and frustration at work.

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