|Document ID (ISN)||108514|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Shibuya H., Cleal B., Lyngby Mikkelsen K.
||Work injuries among drivers in the goods-transport branch in Denmark
||May 2008, Vol.51, No.5, p.364-371. Illus. 22 ref.
||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.
||Denmark; drivers; risk factors; injuries; trucks
||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
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport