|Document ID (ISN)||64458|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
|Convention or series no.
||Brauchler R., Landau K.
||Predicting job-related diseases - Possibilities and limitations of implementing an early warning system
||Wege zur Prognose arbeitsbedingter Erkrankungen - Möglichkeiten und Grenzen beim Aufbau eines epidemiologischen Frühwarnsystems [in German]|
||Jan. 1994, Vol.44, No.1, p.5-15. Illus. 25 ref.
||The stress factors and exposures of drivers of earthmoving equipment, control desk operators and supervisors in lignite mining were collected in a database. In addition, the health problems found in periodic medical examinations of a group of 284 workers holding these jobs were included in the database. Four different statistical methods were applied to correlate the two data sets: cross-cluster analysis, stochastic processes, network theory and the expert system technique. The information gained in each case is outlined. The ultimate goal was to predict the probability (in %) with which a specific exposure of a certain intensity leads to a certain health problem or disease. It is concluded that the stated goal can be achieved only by application of the expert system technique. Summaries in English and French.
||occupational diseases; occupation disease relation; prediction; health hazards; epidemiology
||probability analysis; lignite; vigilance tasks; job study; earthmoving equipment; supervisors; statistical evaluation; coal mining; exposure; stress factors
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology