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Document ID (ISN)100177
CIS number 02-1273
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brenner H., Ahern W.
Title Sickness absence and early retirement on health grounds in the construction industry in Ireland
Bibliographic information Sep. 2000, Vol.57, No.9, p.615-620. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) construction industry; sickness absenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) Ireland; infectious diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; injuries; frequency rates; age-linked differences; retired workers; cardiovascular diseases; long-term study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIreland
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Bacterial and parasitic diseases