|Document ID (ISN)||111019|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Baumeister T., Weistenhöfer W., Drexler H., Kütting B.
||Health inequalities according to plant size - Comparison of small- and medium-sized enterprises
||Aug. 2010, Vol.52, No.8, p.807-812. 21 ref.
||The objective of this study was to assess enterprise size-related differences based on self-reported working conditions and their influence on perceived symptoms at workplace. A total of 799 metal workers involved in wet work from nine small-sized enterprises (SEs) and ten medium-sized enterprises (MEs) German metal working plants were interviewed in 2007/2008. Workers in SEs complained more often of hand eczema (20.2% versus 13.8%) whereas workers in MEs more frequently reported breathing problems (4.2% versus 0.9%). Work safety was higher in MEs. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||Germany; small enterprises; state of health; metalworking industry
||conditions of work; dyspnoea; eczema; hand; safety consciousness; subjective assessment; medical examinations
||D - Periodical articles
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations