|Document ID (ISN)||47810|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ethnic differences in accident rates at work
||Mar. 1987, Vol.44, No.3, p.206-211. 27 ref.
||The accidents of 4,482 employees in a car engine machining and assembly plant in South-east England were studied retrospectively over a 12-month period. The study population was composed of "Asian" (22%), "white" (66%) and "West Indian" employees (12%). The crude accident rates differed among the groups, the means being Asians (1.58, white 1.23 and West Indians 1.28. There was no consistent ethnic difference after adjustment for other factors such as age, type of job and duration of service. Accident rates were higher for those employees who were younger, newly employed and in production jobs. Accident prevention programmes should be directed to those factors known to relate to accidents and not to any specific ethnic group.
||race-linked differences; motor vehicle industry; accident proneness
||individual variables; assembly-line work; statistical evaluation; long-term study; accident research
||D - Periodical articles
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Motor vehicle manufacturing industry