|Document ID (ISN)||68610|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ryan J., Zwerling C., Jones M.
||Cigarette smoking at hire as a predictor of employment outcome
||Sep. 1996, Vol.38, No.9, p.928-933. 27 ref.
||A one-year follow-up study of a cohort of 2,537 U.S. postal service workers showed that cigarette smoking at the time of hire was associated with increased risk of accidents, injuries, disciplinary measures and involuntary turnover. In a follow-up study one year later, smokers' elevated risks for accidents, injuries and discipline had decreased, while the risk for involuntary turnover was slightly higher. Absence rates for smokers were higher in both periods. Employees who are known to smoke at the time of hire are at increased risk of adverse employment outcomes.
||smoking; postal services; human factors
||occupational accidents; USA; dismissal; long-term study; disciplinary measures; sickness absenteeism
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors