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Document ID (ISN)110793
CIS number 10-0406
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zepf K.I., Voelter-Mahlknecht S., Wriede U., Husemann B., Escobar Pinzˇn L.C.
Title Commuting accidents in the German chemical industry
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, Vol.48, No.2, p.164-170. 14 ref.
Internet access Commuting_accidents_in_the_German_chemical_industry.pdf [in English]
Abstract Due to accident severity and the extent of claim payments, commuting accidents are a significant expense factor in German industry. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for commuting accidents. A retrospective analysis of commuting accidents recorded between 1990 and 2003 was conducted in a major chemical company in Germany. A logistic regression-model was calculated in order to determine factors influencing the duration of work inability as a result of commuting accidents. The analysed data included 5,484 employees with commuting accidents. Findings are discussed. The study identifies specific groups at risk for commuting accidents and underlines the need for developing group-specific prevention strategies.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; sickness absenteeism; risk factors; commuting accidents
Descriptors (secondary) statistical evaluation; age-linked differences; chemical industry; economic aspects; frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Economic aspects
Statistical methods