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Document ID (ISN)65831
CIS number 95-2103
ISBN(s) 3-89429-203-2
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Fb 656
Author(s) Hauss F.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Title Health promotion in the skilled trades
Original title Gesundheitsförderung im Handwerk [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Verlag für neue Wissenschaft GmbH., Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, 2850 Bremerhaven 1, Germany, 1992. 117p. Illus. Price: DEM 24.50.
Abstract This document is devoted to OSH in small enterprises in the skilled trades. Part I is a report on an investigation of sickness absenteeism among employees of automobile repair establishments in Germany. With an average incidence of 4.45%, sickness absenteeism was lower than in other industries. Employees below the age of 25 were more often absent due to sickness but for fewer days than older employees over 50 years of age. Cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases were most prominent among older employees while injuries and respiratory diseases prevailed among younger ones. Part II consists of practical recommendations for OSH promotion in small enterprises in the skilled trades sector. In annex: sample questionnaire used in the study for Part I.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; Germany; motor vehicle industry; vehicle repair and servicing; sickness absenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) respiratory diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; cardiovascular diseases; questionnaire survey; epidemiologic study; service stations and repair shops
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises
Road transportation
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry