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Document ID (ISN)110080
CIS number 09-1003
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Allen H., Woock C., Barrington L., Bunn W.
Title Age, overtime, and employee health, safety and productivity outcomes: A case study
Bibliographic information Aug 2008, Vol.50, No.8, p.873-894. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of overtime on employee health, safety, and productivity, comparing older versus younger workers. Secondary analyses of a longitudinal panel of 2746 workers of various heavy industry manufacturing sites in the United States were carried out for the years 2001 and 2002. The results show that when employees work overtime, there is no general increase of adverse outcomes with advancing age. Where rates of adverse outcomes do increase, they are confined to certain subgroups of employees doing certain types of work.
Descriptors (primary) older workers; age-linked differences; hours of work; work efficiency
Descriptors (secondary) manufacturing industries; USA; comparative study; statistical evaluation; young persons
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Hours of work
Older workers