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Document ID (ISN)111938
CIS number 11-0578
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Marucci-Wellman H., Leamon T.B., Binh T.T., Diep N.B., Willetts J.L., Wegman D.H., Kriebel D.
Title The work-related burden of injury in a rapidly industrialising commune in Viet Nam
Bibliographic information Apr. 2010, Vol.67, No.4. p.244-250. 14 ref.
Abstract In this community-based injury surveillance study, workplaces in a Vietnamese region were identified and ranked by the magnitude of injuries (or highest injury count), the risk (highest incidence rates) and the burden (the effect of injuries on the livelihoods of workers). A total of 591 injuries occurring in the month prior to survey administration were analyzed. 482 were attributed to work activities (82%), yielding an annualised incidence rate of 1001/1000 full time employee equivalents (FTE). The highest number of injuries (299) occurred in the manufacturing sector, followed by agriculture (70). The highest rate of injury was in the transport, storage and communications sector (annualised IR 1583/1000 FTE), followed by manufacturing (1235/1000 FTE) and agriculture (844/1000 FTE). Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Viet Nam; occupational accidents; causes of accidents; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) statistical evaluation; agriculture; manufacturing industries; transport industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Accident research
Reporting of occupational accidents
Transport industry (in general)
OSH in developing countries