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Document ID (ISN)109260
CIS number 09-106
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Title Patterns of ill-health in Irish construction workers
Bibliographic information Construction Employees Health Trust, Canal House, Canal Road, Dublin 6, Ireland, 2000. 24p. Illus. 14 ref. Co. Dublin
Abstract In the Irish construction industry, data on illness and injury resulting in absenteeism or permanent disabilities leading to early retirement were not known. The objectives of the research were to establish these data, and to develop a database to contribute to define health promotion policies for the sector. The population base for the study comprised construction workers who were members of the Construction Federation Operatives Pension and Sick Pay Scheme. Over 29,000 records of absences of more than three days duration in the 16 year period from 1981 to 1996 were examined. There was an annual average of 7.8 absences per 100 workers due to injury or illness, the mean length of absence being 23.5 working days. Findings include the main diseases, age-linked differences, causes of invalidity and causes of early retirement.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; occupational diseases; construction industry; state of health; Ireland
Descriptors (secondary) obstructive ventilatory impairment; statistical trends; sickness absenteeism; frequency rates; musculoskeletal diseases; age-linked differences; cardiovascular diseases; infectious diseases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceIreland
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Construction industry and civil engineering