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Document ID (ISN)69262
CIS number 97-849
ISBN(s) 91-7045-238-5
Year 1993
Convention or series no. Arbete och hälsa 1993:33
Author(s) Döös M., Laflamme L., Backström T.
Title Immigrants and occupational accidents. A comparative study of the frequency and types of accidents encountered by foreign and Swedish citizens
Original title Invandrare och arbetsolycksfall. En jämförande studie av olycksfall bland utländska och svenska medborgare [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetsmiljöinstitutet, Förlagstjänst, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1993. 24p. 45 ref.
Internet access 97-0849.pdf [in Swedish]
Abstract The study concerns the relationship between citizenship and accidents, broken down by workshop, occupational group, age and experience, at a Swedish automobile and truck factory (for an abstract in English, see CIS 95-189). It covers 537 accidents among personnel employed under collective agreement over the years 1986-87. Comparisons between average annual frequency rates for Swedish and foreign citizens are made. The study offers no support for the view that immigrants are at greater risk than nationals for occupational accidents. No significant difference between foreign and Swedish citizens emerged with respect to type of accident situation. This study does not indicate that there is a need for immigrants as a group to be specifically targeted in the workplace for accident prevention programmes.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; causes of accidents; foreign workers; motor vehicle industry
Descriptors (secondary) accident research; statistics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry