ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)65595
CIS number 95-2310
ISSN - Serial title 0040-2273 - Journal of Labour Hygiene in the Iron and Steel Industry - Tekko Rōdō Eisei
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Masumoto T., Tanaka K., Kudo T., Hiramoto Y., Okawa H.
Title Relationship between drinking habits and accident or sickness absenteeism among male workers at a steel works
Original title Bō seitetsujo ni okeru dansei jūgyōin no inshu shūkan to shōbyōkyūgyō to no kanren [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information 1 Mar. 1994, Vol.41, No.2, p.108-111. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract The 2,349 male workers who suffered accidents or diseases from Feb. through Nov. 1992 in a steel manufacturing plant with a total workforce of 12,000 were classified into three groups: non-drinkers, those consuming less than two servings of alcoholic beverages (less than 0.36L Japanese sake) and those consuming 0.36L or more on the basis of a questionnaire survey. They were also categorized by age and by the type of disorder according to the table of occupational injuries and diseases of the Japan Steel Federation. There was no quantitative correlation between alcohol intake and absenteeism: the highest proportion of absentees fell in the "less than 0.36L/day" category. Absenteeism did increase with age. The number of workdays lost was significantly higher for the non-drinkers with digestive disorders and for the "0.36L/day and up" group with circulatory disorders than for other consumption/disorder categories.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; accident absenteeism; alcohol consumption and accidents; sickness absenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; frequency rates; iron and steel industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Psychological factors
Economic aspects