|Document ID (ISN)||100026|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Sorock G.S., Lombardi D.A., Courtney T.K., Cotnam J.P., Mittleman M.A.
||Epidemiology of occupational acute traumatic hand injuries: A literature review
||Aug. 2001, Vol.38, No.3, p.241-256. 56 ref.
||In 1996, the leading occupational injury treated in United States' hospital emergency departments was an acute hand injury (e.g. laceration, crush or fracture), affecting 990,000 workers, and representing 30% of all occupational injuries. Cuts and lacerations of the fingers ranked third after back and leg strains in the number of lost workday cases in the USA in 1994. The incidence rate of hand injuries studied in seven manufacturing environments around the world ranged from 4 to 11 per 100 workers per year. Workers aged 24 years or less had the highest risk of hand injury. Men had higher rates of severe hand injury than women. There is only one case-control study of occupational hand injury in the literature, which suggested an important role for both fixed (age) and transient risk factors (doing an unusual task) at the time of the injury. Suggestions are made for further research.
||occupational accidents; hand injuries; epidemiology
||literature survey; age-linked differences; severity rates; frequency rates; sex-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology