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Document ID (ISN)78734
CIS number 02-738
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Szubert Z., Sobala W.
Title Work-related injuries among firefighters: Sites and circumstances of their occurrence
Bibliographic information 2002, Vol.15, No.1, p.49-55. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract To determine the injury ratio, causes and duration of temporal work disability from on-duty injuries among firefighters, a sample of 1503 firefighters from 29 fire stations who were employed between 1994 and 1997 was studied. Data examined included the number of days and cases of work disability due to on-duty injury, personal data (age, work duration) and data on the circumstances of injury. The analysis revealed that the large proportion of injuries (40%) occurred during compulsory physical training, being responsible for 41% of post-injury absence at work. The workers employed for less than one year were at highest risk of injury. Injuries during emergency operations made 25% of all injuries and accounted for 24% of post-injury absence. The frequency of injuries was not significantly aged-dependent, however, the duration of work disability was found to increase by 20% with increasing age of workers.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; risk factors; injuries; analysis of accident causes
Descriptors (secondary) older workers; Poland; experience; location of injury; accident absenteeism; new entrants; frequency rates; statistics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Accident research
Fires
Older workers