|Document ID (ISN)||105934|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Arndt V., Rothenbacher D., Daniel U., Zschenderlein B., Schuberth S., Brenner H.
||Construction work and risk of occupational disability: A ten year follow up of 14 474 male workers
||Aug. 2005, Vol.62, No.8, p.559-566. 51 ref.
||A cohort of 14,474 male construction workers in Germany aged 25-64 years who underwent medical examinations between 1986 and 1992 and were granted a disability pension during the 10 year follow up were identified. All-cause and cause specific standardized incidence ratios (SIR) were calculated using disability rates from the general German workforce and from all blue-collar workers in Germany as references. In total, 2247 members of the cohort were granted a disability pension. Major causes of disability were musculoskeletal (45%) and cardiovascular diseases (19%). In comparison with the general workforce, construction workers experienced a higher risk of disability from cancer (SIR=1.26), respiratory diseases (SIR=1.27), musculoskeletal diseases (SIR=2.16), poisoning (SIR=2.52) and all causes combined (SIR=1.47). When compared with the blue-collar reference group, increased risks of disability among construction workers were found for musculoskeletal diseases (SIR=1.53), poisoning (SIR=1.83) and all causes combined (SIR=1.11).
||occupational diseases; Germany; construction industry; hazard evaluation; sickness absenteeism
||poisoning; male workers; respiratory diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; frequency rates; long-term study; workmen's compensation; cardiovascular diseases; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Construction industry and civil engineering