|Document ID (ISN)||108953|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 113 TC 118
||Thierry S., Chouanière D., Aubry C.
||Driving and health - A literature survey
||Conduite et santé - Une revue de la littérature [in French]|
||1st Quarter 2008, No.113, p.45-63. Illus. 88 ref.
||http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TC%20118/$File/TC118.pdf [in French]
||This literature review analyses available information on health hazards related to driving in the course of one's occupation. Main findings: there are reports of low back pain which may be invalidating for persons required to lift loads; work organization is often complicated, with irregular working hours; there is a significant cardiovascular risk, with non-negligible mortality from myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular strokes; certain types of individual behaviour also constitute risk factors (smoking, unbalanced diet). For some of these risks, preventive measures exist (equipping vehicles with antivibration seats, ergonomic improvements of drivers' cabs, abiding with regulations concerning working hours, adapting work schedules). Prevention with respect to individual behaviour having an impact on health should also be encouraged.
||occupational diseases; state of health; risk factors; health hazards; drivers
||literature survey; hot workplaces; work organization; vibration; shift work; smoking; nutrition; fatigue; sleep disturbances; human behaviour; taxis; buses; trucks; drivers cabs; work time schedules; manual handling; personal hygiene; backache; stress factors; cardiovascular diseases; violence; safety consciousness
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Violence and terrorism