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Document ID (ISN)70035
CIS number 97-2041
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Park R. M., Krebs J. M., Mirer F . E.
Title Occupational disease surveillance using disability insurance at an automotive stamping and assembly complex
Bibliographic information Nov. 1996, Vol.38, No.11, p.1111-1123. 16 ref.
Abstract This study analyses occupational illnesses in motor vehicle assembly and stamping plants in the USA, employing data from sickness and accident insurance claims. Incidence rates were calculated. The following aspects are discussed: exposure assessments, short-tenure effects (i.e. high disability rates among employees with short assignments), gender effects, respiratory problems, heart diseases, musculoskeletal disabilities.
Descriptors (primary) compensation of occupational diseases; assembly-line work; medical supervision; expertise; motor vehicle industry
Descriptors (secondary) occupational health survey; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Workers' compensation