|Document ID (ISN)||102713|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report RR 171
Health and Safety Executive
||Human factors in decompression sickness in compressed air workers in the United Kingdom 1986-2000: A case-control study and analysis using the HSE Decompression Database
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. vi, 65p. 104 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr171.pdf [in English]
||This report presents the findings of a case-control study of hyperbaric chamber workers in the United Kingdom in which subjects with repetitive decompression sickness (DCS) were matched to two control groups. An analysis of the decompression database of the Health and Safety Executive was undertaken to examine the relative contribution of those workers with repetitive DCS to the overall number of DCS episodes during the study period. Results show that 4% of the workforce in the decompression database suffered 50% of the episodes requiring therapeutic recompression. This study did not find any differences in the personal characteristics of compressed air workers with multiple, single or zero episodes of DCS according to the type of work contract, occupation or exposure.
||hyperbaric pressure; individual susceptibility; diving; decompression sickness
||public OSH institutions; United Kingdom; report; frequency rates; case-control study; computerized data bases; recompression
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)