Alcohol, How Many Hours Before Work?

How many hours before shift start should you have to stop drinking?

  • You should be able to drink anytime you want.

    Votes: 3 8.6%
  • 0-4 hours

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 4-8 hours

    Votes: 2 5.7%
  • 8-12 hours

    Votes: 17 48.6%
  • 12-16 hours

    Votes: 5 14.3%
  • 16-24 hours

    Votes: 2 5.7%
  • 24+ hours

    Votes: 6 17.1%

  • Total voters
    35

Aidey

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As far as I am aware we don't have a policy requiring a certain amount of time between last drink and when you show up for work. We do have policies outlining what happens if you are found to have a BAC over 0.0. As long as it is under .019 nothing happens, over .04 it is automatic termination. Between that there are various punishments and mandatory counseling/tests etc.
 

Lozenger19

Forum Crew Member
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I am aware of many services with the 8 hour rule. The problem is many drink heavy right up to the 8 hour mark then show up at work maybe sober but obviously not mentally fit for work. I send those people home immediately with the real possibility they will be fired. My safety as well as patient safety is more important than their good time.

I mentioned earlier that our policy at work is 8 hours.

They are thinking of changing it to 24 hours (t-total) because of patient safety
 

Epi-do

I see dead people
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Honestly, I don't have a clue if there is a time frame specified in the policy at my work. I rarely drink to begin with, but if I do choose to have a drink, it is absolutely NOT on the day before shift. That way, it is always a non-issue.
 

rmabrey

Forum Asst. Chief
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I honestly don't have a clue, I've been told 8 and I've been told 12. On the rare occasion that I actually do drink when I have to work the next day I usually stop well outside of the 12 hour mark.

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Anjel

Forum Angel
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24hrs is a little much.

If i have 4 beers at 1900. I will be fine at 1900 the next day.
 

DrParasite

The fire extinguisher is not just for show
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24hrs is a little much.

If i have 4 beers at 1900. I will be fine at 1900 the next day.
if you have 4 beers at 1900, you should be fine by 0700 the next day.
 

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