|Document ID (ISN)||104052|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 316
||Parkes K.R., Carnell S., Farmer E.
Health and Safety Executive
||Musculo-skeletal disorders, mental health and the work environment
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. iv, 59p. Illus. 71 ref. Price: GBP 15.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr316.pdf [in English]
||The purpose of this study was to analyse the prevalence, severity and psychosocial risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among male employees in the oil and gas sector in the United Kingdom. 321 workers of this industry having participated in a previous survey five years earlier responded to the Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire. Low-back pain showed the highest 12-month prevalence (51%). Psychological distress and physical workload factors were the most significant direct predictors of MSDs, while anxiety and lack of social support were significant factors in predicting changes in the prevalence of MSDs over a five-year period.
||United Kingdom; musculoskeletal diseases; petroleum and natural gas industry; conditions of work; risk factors; mental health
||subjective assessment; male workers; report; anxiety; physical workload; severity rates; lumbar column; backache; questionnaire survey; social aspects; frequency rates; psychology of work organization
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system