Date PostedDecember 20, 2018

Global Safety Conference Recognises Alcohol as Leading Cause of Harm

Global safety experts recently met in Bangkok where they discussed the harmful use of alcohol. They say harmful alcohol use contributes to morbidity, injury and violence which can cause all types of injury.

Experts at the conference said the alcohol burden could be minimised by introduction of stronger alcohol policies and cost cutting alcohol harm reduction strategies.

It was also requested that the World Health Organisation consider introducing a policy to exclude support for alcoholic beverages and call for health conferences and meetings to be alcohol-free.

According to research out of Australia from Amy Peden of the Royal Life Saving Society Australia, alcohol is a strong contributing factor in drownings (around 40%).

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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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