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Document ID (ISN)47810
CIS number 87-469
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baker C.C.
Title Ethnic differences in accident rates at work
Bibliographic information Mar. 1987, Vol.44, No.3, p.206-211. 27 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) race-linked differences; motor vehicle industry; accident proneness
Descriptors (secondary) individual variables; assembly-line work; statistical evaluation; long-term study; accident research
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Psychological factors