The dearth of reliable data on blackouts are a major challenge for evaluations of the effectiveness of policies and programs designed to prevent risks associated with drinking and driving and the workplace. For example, the current systematic review of relevant literature (See: The Systematic Review) of drinking at work provides a starting point for identifying relevant cases of blackouts, but the article quickly illustrates that most blackout cases reported in extant literature are not related to work or other events that are identifiable as being under the influence. Work-related blackouts result in fewer traffic injuries and other forms of alcohol-related harm, but represent a small percentage of all blackout cases. Other blackout cases include those with alcohol-related consequences that stem from being a passenger, a pedestrian, or a bicyclist. This indicated that most cases of blackouts do not result in alcohol-related harms, and may even lead to improved physical performance in situations associated with intense levels of stress such as competitive athletics, sleep deprivation, or under high-pressure jobs (Hansen et al. 2005). For these reasons, we present detailed descriptions of five case reports, along with a discussion of the implications of the blackout for the drivers in these incidents. As not all accidents can be considered work-related (a small number occur when driving), we also assess the association between blackouts and other types of accidents.
AjnalaAjnalaA social activist with a Congress background, he joined AAP five months ago and is now the convener of its intellectual cell in Amritsar. Has been conducting mass marriage of poor girls for the past several years. Belongs to a well-off agricultural family and has stayed in the US.Inderbir Singh Nijjer (61)Amritsar SouthA noted radiologist, he joined AAP two years ago and is now the convener of its intellectual cell in Amritsar. Associated with Pingalwara, he has been providing free medical aid to its inmates. Has also been a member of Rotary Club and a trust member with various health institutes, including Sri Guru Ram Dass Charitable Hospital and Sri Guru Ram Das Dental Hospital. A nature lover, he is also keen to focus on eco-friendly activities. d2c66b5586