|Document ID (ISN)||110956|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Fordyce T.A., Morimoto L., Coalson J., Kelsh M.A., Mezei G.
||Neck injuries among electric utility workers, 1995-2007
||Apr. 2010, Vol.52, No.4, p.441-449. Illus. 38 ref.
||The aim of this study was to describe the incidence and impact of neck injuries among electric utility workers. Rates of neck injuries per 10,000 employee-years were calculated for various demographic and occupational factors using data from an injury surveillance database established among 17 electric utility companies over the period 1995-2007. The overall rate of neck injuries was 13.3. Male workers had a slightly higher rate than females, and younger workers (<30) had the highest neck injury rates. Trade/craft workers experienced the highest rates of neck injuries, whereas office-based experienced the lowest. The majority of neck injuries (69%) were sprain/strains, and resulted in less than one lost day of work (76.7%).
||USA; electric power distribution; neck disorders; injuries
||long-term study; statistical evaluation; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; frequency rates
||D - Periodical articles
||Power generation and distribution
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system