|Document ID (ISN)||77646|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Maniscalco P., Lane R., Welke M., Mitchell J.H., Husting L.
||Decreased rate of back injuries through a wellness program for offshore petroleum employees
||Sep. 1999, Vol.41, No.9, p.813-820. Illus. 10 ref.
||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.
||health programmes; offshore oil extraction; backache
||welfare facilities; frequency rates; economic aspects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Workplace health promotion