|Document ID (ISN)||100177|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Brenner H., Ahern W.
||Sickness absence and early retirement on health grounds in the construction industry in Ireland
||Sep. 2000, Vol.57, No.9, p.615-620. Illus. 24 ref.
||Records of sickness absence among construction workers in Ireland since 1981 were analysed. The mean annual absence rate was 7.8/100 workers. Three quarters of the absences were among younger workers; however, the rate of absence and the mean duration of it increased with age. Injury was the most frequent reason for absence, followed by infectious disease and musculoskeletal disorders. The mean annual rate of early retirement on health grounds was 5.3/1000 workers. The median age at retirement was 58 years. Cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal disorders accounted for nearly one third of the conditions leading to permanent disability.
||construction industry; sickness absenteeism
||Ireland; infectious diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; injuries; frequency rates; age-linked differences; retired workers; cardiovascular diseases; long-term study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Ireland|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Construction industry and civil engineering
Bacterial and parasitic diseases