Injury and musculoskeletal disorders among aging workers in an industrial workforce.
Cullen-MR; Eisen-E; Meyers-D; Wegman-D; Taiwo-O; Cantley-L; Laubach-B; Vegso-S
NIOSH 2003 Jan; :1-31
A long-term research project has been initiated with this grant to explore systematic factors involved in injury. While the goal of this project was to evaluate the impact of age, initial descriptive analysis suggested that not only is age not an excessive risk factor for injury, but to some extent protective, both in terms of injury frequency and severity. On the other hand, numerous other important co factors for injury have been recognized including gender, time on job, overtime, the presence of certain medical conditions, notably depression, diabetes, and asthma. While the possibility that age may remain an important independent risk factor, once adjusting effectively for all of the above listed covariates remains outstanding, pending final modeling which is underway.
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Worker-health; Workers; Injuries; Age-factors; Risk-factors; Sex-factors; Demographic-characteristics; Bronchial-asthma; Work-environment
Final Grant Report
Work Environment and Workforce: Special Populations
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut