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Specific illnesses, injuries, and job hazards associated with absenteeism.

Authors
Leigh-JP
Source
J Occup Med 1989 Sep; 31(9):792-797
NIOSHTIC No.
00191502
Abstract
A national probability sample of data on 36 illnesses and injuries and 17 job hazards was used to study associations of these instances with absenteeism. The data were taken from the University of Michigan's Quality of Employment Survey for 1977. The survey was administered to a cross section of 1515 employees who worked for pay for at least 20 hours a week. Respondents were asked several questions regarding absences, illnesses and injuries, and job conditions. Absences occurred most frequently among craftsmen, operatives and laborers and least frequently among clerical and sales workers. The greatest number of dangerous conditions were reported by craftsmen, operatives and laborers. Leading the list of illnesses and injury complaints for women were injuries from strain, back injury, and colds and flu. Leading the list for men were back injury, fractures, and chemical burns. The leading job hazards for women were working in an awkward position, using dangerous methods and stress. For men these factors included dangerous machines, exertion and dangerous methods. The authors caution that many of the problems encountered on the job which contribute to death, but not necessarily to absences, were not included in these findings.
Keywords
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Accident-statistics; Accident-analysis; Worker-health; Back-injuries; Job-stress; Sex-factors; Industrial-factory-workers; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Contact
Economics San Jose State Univ Foundation One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0114
CODEN
JOCMA7
Publication Date
19890901
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
28147.00
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-02586
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
0096-1736
Source Name
Journal of Occupational Medicine
State
MI; CA
Performing Organization
San Jose State University, San Jose, California
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