Alcohol in the Workplace
Working Group on Alcohol and Responsibility / Bundesverband der Deutschen Spirituosen-Industrie und -Importeure e.V.
2006 > Ongoing
To provide help and guidance on addressing the subject of and taking responsibility regarding alcohol in the workplace.
Look, Listen, Talk! – Alcohol in the Workplace – A guide for helping co-workers
The BSI Working Group on Alcohol and Responsibility published the second edition of its leaflet “Hinsehen, Zuhören, Ansprechen! – Alkohol am Arbeitsplatz – Ein Leitfaden für die kollegiale Hilfe” (Look, Listen, Talk! – Alcohol in the Workplace – A guide for helping co-workers) in March 2009. The revised leaflet was compiled in cooperation with BGN.
The leaflet provides help and guidance on addressing the subject of and taking responsibility regarding alcohol in the workplace. Emphasis is on helping co-workers. People spend a lot of time with co-workers – in some cases more than with family members. Because of this, co-workers are often able to identify signs of alcohol problems and offer help at an early stage.
As in previous years, BSI member companies and others continued to be able to order the leaflet from BSI in 2019 and 2020.
Alcohol in the Workplace: A Sober Look – A guide for self-monitoring and helping co-workers
Since February 2021, the BSI Working Group on Alcohol and Responsibility has published a new leaflet, “Alkohol am Arbeitsplatz – nüchtern betrachtet!” (Alcohol in the Workplace: A Sober Look – A guide for self-monitoring and helping co-workers). The leaflet encourages employees to critically reflect on their own alcohol consumption in the work environment (both when working from home and in the office) and gives tips on how to actively help a co-worker with a potential alcohol problem. As Federal Drug Commissioner Daniela Ludwig emphasises in her foreword, “This guide addresses a still-underestimated problem – alcohol in the workplace – with a deliberate focus on helping co-workers.”
Cooperation with Berufsgenossenschaft Nahrungsmittel und Gastgewerbe (BGN), the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the foodstuffs and catering industry
10,000 ‘Hinsehen, Zuhören, Ansprechen!’ leaflets were produced in February 2009 (second edition).
5,000 ‘Alkohol am Arbeitsplatz – nüchtern betrachtet!’ leaflets were produced in February 2021 (first edition)