Substance abuse during control of complex equipment

Other Names:
Operating machinery under the influence of alcohol

Substance abuse is especially hazardous in the case of many workers involved with providing services to the public, such as pilots, truck drivers, public transportation operators, air traffic controllers, nuclear power-plant operators, and other occupations directly affecting public safety.


Although alcohol has been traced to very few commercial aviation accidents, there is evidence that drinking among pilots is more widespread than the accident statistics indicate.

Broader Problems:
Substance abuse at work
Narrower Problems:
Drunk driving
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST