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Document ID (ISN)108953
CIS number 08-1305
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2008
Convention or series no. DMT 113 TC 118
Author(s) Thierry S., Chouanière D., Aubry C.
Title Driving and health - A literature survey
Original title Conduite et santé - Une revue de la littérature [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2008, No.113, p.45-63. Illus. 88 ref.
Internet access$File/TC118.pdf [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; state of health; risk factors; health hazards; drivers
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism