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Document ID (ISN)106064
CIS number 07-204
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Craig B.N., Congleton J.J., Kerk C.J., Amendola A.A., Gaines W.G.
Title Personal and non-occupational risk factors and occupational injury/illness
Bibliographic information Apr. 2006, Vol.49, No.4, p.249-260. 86 ref.
Abstract In this study of workers involved in materials handling, 48 personal and non-occupational risk factors were measured and evaluated for relationships with occupational injury in 442 volunteers who worked for three different employers at nine locations in the United States. Data on occupational injury within this population were collected for one year after measuring muscular strength and various anthropometric factors. Higher occurrences of occupational injury were significantly associated with aerobic power, smoking status, perceived fitness level, fishing/hunting as a hobby, speed limit compliance, percent body fat, witnessing or being involved in a violent fight and a measure of flexibility. Effective injury reduction programmes should go beyond traditional methods of job-related ergonomic risk factors and include personal factors such as smoking, weight control, and alcohol abuse.
Descriptors (primary) non-occupational factors; injuries; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; USA; alcoholism; smoking; physical fitness; body weight; psychology and sociology; human behaviour; anthropometry; cross-sectional study; muscular strength
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse