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Document ID (ISN)111348
CIS number 11-0134
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abbe O.O., Harvey C.M., Ikuma L.H., Aghazadeh F.
Title Modeling the relationship between occupational stressors, psychosocial/physical symptoms and injuries in the construction industry
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.41, p.106-117. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract Injury statistics place the construction industry as a high-risk industry, making it necessary to investigate factors that influence accidents to be able to protect workers. This cross-sectional survey was carried out to investigate the relationship existing among occupational stressors, psychological/physical symptoms and accident/injury and work days lost outcomes as experienced by manual workers engaged in a range of industrial construction occupations. Data were collected by means of questionnaires. Some of the occupational stressors significantly associated with self-reported and OSHA logged injuries were training, job certainty and safety climate of the company. The OSHA logged injuries were associated with the occurrence of headaches and feelings of tenseness on the job. These results imply that non-physical stressors should be included as a potential input associated with injuries in injury risk models for construction workers.
Descriptors (primary) state of health; mental health; construction industry; occupational accidents; stress factors; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) USA; safety consciousness; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; safety training in industry; terms of employment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Psychological factors