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Document ID (ISN)110956
CIS number 10-0501
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fordyce T.A., Morimoto L., Coalson J., Kelsh M.A., Mezei G.
Title Neck injuries among electric utility workers, 1995-2007
Bibliographic information Apr. 2010, Vol.52, No.4, p.441-449. Illus. 38 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to describe the incidence and impact of neck injuries among electric utility workers. Rates of neck injuries per 10,000 employee-years were calculated for various demographic and occupational factors using data from an injury surveillance database established among 17 electric utility companies over the period 1995-2007. The overall rate of neck injuries was 13.3. Male workers had a slightly higher rate than females, and younger workers (<30) had the highest neck injury rates. Trade/craft workers experienced the highest rates of neck injuries, whereas office-based experienced the lowest. The majority of neck injuries (69%) were sprain/strains, and resulted in less than one lost day of work (76.7%).
Descriptors (primary) USA; electric power distribution; neck disorders; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) long-term study; statistical evaluation; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Power generation and distribution
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Electricity