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ID (ISN) del documento102514
Número CIS 03-1676
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 2003
Número de serie
Autor(es) Walton S.M., Conrad K.M., Furner S.E., Samo D.G.
Título Cause, type and workers' compensation costs of injury to firefighters
Información bibliográfica Apr. 2003, Vol.43, No.4, p.454-458. 13 ref.
Resumen Work-related injury rates in firefighting exceed those for most other industries. However, little is known about the cost of injury to firefighters. In this study, 1,343 claims collected from workers' compensation records collected in northeastern Illinois (United States) between 1992-1999 were analysed in detail. Regression analysis enabled summary statistics to be presented by cause, nature and cost of injury to firefighters. Overexertion accounted for over one third of all injuries to firefighters, typically involving injuries to the back, and was associated with significantly higher costs than other types of injuries. The per-claim average workers' compensation cost of injury to firefighters was USD 5,168 and the average for injuries caused by overexertion was USD 9,715. Overexertion is a costly source of injury to firefighters, although it can probably be reduced through policy intervention.
Descriptores (primarios) lucha contra el fuego; enfermedades profesionales; factores de riesgo; lesiones de esfuerzo; aspectos económicos; enfermedades del aparato locomotor
Descriptores (secundarios) reparación de las enfermedades profesionales; Estados Unidos; valoración estadística; dorsalgia; archivos de los servicios de higiene; carga física
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Incendios
Aspectos económicos