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Document ID (ISN)108514
CIS number 08-1186
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shibuya H., Cleal B., Lyngby Mikkelsen K.
Title Work injuries among drivers in the goods-transport branch in Denmark
Bibliographic information May 2008, Vol.51, No.5, p.364-371. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract Goods transport drivers in Denmark have an elevated rate of hospital admission due to injury compared with the workforce in general. The aim of this study was to elucidate the causes of their work injuries. Data from the Danish National Work Injury Register were analysed for the period from 1993 to 2002. It was found that the vast majority (92.6%) of the work injuries among goods-transport drivers were sustained under non-traffic activities, namely collecting, loading, unloading, and delivering goods. Accidents included falls from heights (22.3%), overexertion (14.2%), being caught between or under objects (12.6%), colliding with objects (12.0%), slips and trips (10.6%) and strikes by falling objects (9.0%). The implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; drivers; risk factors; injuries; trucks
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; physical workload; manual handling; loading and unloading; striking against objects; falls on the level; falling objects; falls from heights; strain injuries
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation