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Document ID (ISN)77646
CIS number 01-1694
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maniscalco P., Lane R., Welke M., Mitchell J.H., Husting L.
Title Decreased rate of back injuries through a wellness program for offshore petroleum employees
Bibliographic information Sep. 1999, Vol.41, No.9, p.813-820. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract High rates of injury, particularly those for back injuries, at an offshore petroleum unit were addressed through an intensive occupational hygiene programme initiated in 1991. The number of all types of injuries, including back injuries, decreased between 1991 and 1995. The number of back injuries decreased from nine in 1987 to four in 1992 and zero in 1993. Although there are inadequate data to provide significant results, other criteria suggest a causal relationship. The results are consistent with the few published studies that suggest a decrease in the number of injuries in association with exercise and perhaps with modification of psychosocial risk factors. Calculations suggest a cost savings of over USD 800,000 and a return on investment of USD 2.51 on the dollar.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; offshore oil extraction; backache
Descriptors (secondary) welfare facilities; frequency rates; economic aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Workplace health promotion