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Document ID (ISN)110127
CIS number 09-1084
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Heick R., Young T., Peek-Asa C.
Title Occupational injuries among emergency medical service providers in the United States
Bibliographic information Aug. 2009, Vol.51, No.8, p.963-968. 15 ref.
Abstract A national survey was conducted to describe the problem of occupational injury among emergency medical services providers. The most common types of nonfatal injuries and the activities and environments where injury most frequently occurred, were examined. Occupational injury in the past 12 months was reported by 29% of 659 survey respondents, with multiple injuries reported by 64% of those reporting an injury. Paid providers had approximately twice the prevalence of overall injury than volunteer providers, controlling for age and gender. Paid providers were more likely than volunteer providers to experience back injury and physical assault. This study clearly identifies the need to examine paid and volunteer providers as separate occupational groups.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; first-aid and rescue organization; voluntary workers; emergency services; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) USA; backache; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; violence; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism
First aid and emergency organization