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Document ID (ISN)108302
CIS number 08-989
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 464
Author(s) Cormack H., Cross S., Whittington C.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Identifying and evaluating the social and psychological impact of workplace accidents and ill-health incidents on employees
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. iv, 363p. Illus. 18 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This study examined the impact of serious workplace-related injury and ill health on individuals in two work sectors identified as priority areas, namely the construction sector and the healthcare sector. It involved telephone interviews with a sample of employees who had experienced a serious workplace accident or suffered from a reportable illness, followed by personal home interviews with a limited subset of the more serious cases and their family members. The study shows that serious work-related accidents and illnesses can have a widespread impact on individuals and their families. Many may be unable to return to work, need a change of job or role to accommodate new restrictions, or approach their work with a level of caution not previously in evidence. Many also experience physical problems and economic consequences, both in terms of loss of income and the need for extra expenditure associated with the accident or illness.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; occupational diseases; psychology and sociology; severity rates; construction industry; health care personnel; mental stress; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; United Kingdom; sickness absenteeism; social aspects; occupational psychology; economic aspects; survey; state of health
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout
Health care services