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Document ID (ISN)74186
CIS number 99-1901
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Di Lorenzo L., Zocchetti C., Platania A., De Francesco G., De Metrio R., Pirris A., Gigante M.R.
Title Minor and major industrial accidents in a southern Italian (Apulia) food factory: A ten-year study
Original title Infortuni sul lavoro minori e maggiori in una azienda pugliese del settore alimentare: uno studio decennale [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1998, Vol.89, No.6, p.499-513. 15 ref.
Abstract Data on accidents over a 10-year period in a food factory were analysed according to severity, number of hours worked, type of injury and cause. The relationship between types of occupational accidents and consumption of cigarettes, medication and alcohol was also investigated. "Minor" accidents represented 70% of all accidents during the study period. "Blue collar" workers had more frequent and more serious injuries than did technical workers. Minor accidents, and especially accidents associated with taking of medication, occurred more frequently during one-shift than during three-shift work. Increasing seniority was associated with a decrease in the number of "major" accidents and an increase in the number of accidents without absence from work. About 50% of all accidents were associated with unsafe environment and working situations, and the remaining 50% were associated with unsafe behaviour. Heavy smokers showed a higher frequency of "major" accidents, and increasing alcohol consumption was positively correlated with accidents entailing absence from work. Topics: accident absenteeism; age-linked differences; alcohol consumption and accidents; analysis of accident causes; drugs; food industry; hours of work; long-term study; occupational accidents; risk factors; severity rates; shift work; smoking.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; food industry; risk factors; analysis of accident causes
Descriptors (secondary) drugs; shift work; smoking; alcohol consumption and accidents; severity rates; accident absenteeism; long-term study; age-linked differences; hours of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Food industry
Accident research