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Document ID (ISN)31139
CIS number 79-812
ISBN(s) 951-44-0667-2
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Parvi V.
Title Occupational status, working conditions and morbidity among employees in the engineering industry.
Bibliographic information Acta Universitatis Tamperensis, Publications of the Medical Faculty 12, Tampere, Finland, 1977, Ser. A, Vol.90. 27p. Illus. 51 ref.
Abstract This academic dissertation is a summary of a report on part of the METELI project (CIS 78-2021). A sample of 902 workers in various jobs (foundries, heavy and precision engineering) was studied by questionnaire or medical examination. The emphasis was on the relation between musculoskeletal diseases or mental stress and working conditions. Low morbidity was related to high occupational status. Stress symptoms, illness absenteeism and premature chronic disability were most common in employees having the most hazards and stress factors. There were no diseases typical of any category of workers. Diseases of the locomotor system can be attributed to working conditions, especially for blue-collar workers.
Descriptors (primary) machinery industry; conditions of work; morbidity
Descriptors (secondary) report; Finland; sickness absenteeism; foundries; questionnaire survey; mental stress; musculoskeletal diseases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry