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Document ID (ISN)105934
CIS number 06-1365
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Arndt V., Rothenbacher D., Daniel U., Zschenderlein B., Schuberth S., Brenner H.
Title Construction work and risk of occupational disability: A ten year follow up of 14 474 male workers
Bibliographic information Aug. 2005, Vol.62, No.8, p.559-566. 51 ref.
Abstract 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).
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; Germany; construction industry; hazard evaluation; sickness absenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; male workers; respiratory diseases; musculoskeletal diseases; frequency rates; long-term study; workmen's compensation; cardiovascular diseases; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Risk evaluation