|Document ID (ISN)||109908|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ott M.G., Oberlinner C., Lang S., Hoffmann G., Nasterlack M., Pluto R.P., Trauth B., Messerer P., Zober A.
||Health and safety protection for chemical industry employees in a rotating shift system: Program design and acute injury and illness experience at work
||Feb. 2009, Vol.51, No.2, p.221-231. Illus. 15 ref.
||This article describes a comprehensive health protection programme for rotating shift employees adopted by a large German chemical enterprise, and evaluates its effectiveness in injury and illness prevention. For 14,128 shift and 17,218 day workers, occupational medical records were linked to job assignment records and studied over an 11-year period. Between 1995 and 2005, initiatives aimed at shift workers contributed to their greater participation in medical examinations and health seminar days by 59% and 100%, respectively, compared to day workers. Injury rates declined over time and with increasing employee age and were not elevated among shift workers compared to day workers. Clinic visit rates for acute illnesses were generally higher for day workers. Other findings are discussed.
||plant health organization; health programmes; health services; Germany; shift work; chemical industry
||case-control study; workers' participation; programme evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Workplace health promotion
Occupational health services
Health care services