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Document ID (ISN)77199
CIS number 01-1101
ISBN(s) 91-7045-377-2
Year 1996
Convention or series no. Arbete och hńlsa 1996:11
Author(s) Laflamme L., Menckel E., Lundholm L.
Title Aging and occupational accidents - 2. Male and female assemblers in the Swedish automobile industry
Bibliographic information Arbetslivsinstitutet, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1996. 30 + [14]p. 46 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) older workers; assembly-line work; age-linked differences; motor vehicle industry; accident research
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; long-term study; epidemiologic study
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Older workers
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Accident research