|Document ID (ISN)||77199|
|Convention or series no.
||Arbete och hńlsa 1996:11
||Laflamme L., Menckel E., Lundholm L.
||Aging and occupational accidents - 2. Male and female assemblers in the Swedish automobile industry
||Arbetslivsinstitutet, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1996. 30 + p. 46 ref.
||This retrospective and longitudinal study examines age-related selection and accident risks for male and female assembly workers in the Swedish automobile industry. Results suggest that accident ratios tend to be higher among younger assemblers of both sexes, and lower among older ones, for both aggregate and specific accident risks. There was also strong evidence for age-related selection, i.e. for a tendency by younger workers to leave the profession. On the other hand, there was some evidence that older workers had more severe accidents - but the reasons for this may have socio-economic or psychological, rather than age-related medical, causes. Summaries in English and Swedish.
||older workers; assembly-line work; age-linked differences; motor vehicle industry; accident research
||Sweden; long-term study; epidemiologic study
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry