Comparación de las lesiones por accidente de trabajo en trabajadores extranjeros y españoles por actividad económica y comunidad autónoma (España, 2005)

Translated title of the contribution: Occupational injury in foreign workers by economic activity and autonomous community (Spain 2005)

Ma José López-Jacob, ​Emily  ​Ahonen, Ana M. García, Ángel Gil, Fernando G. Benavides

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Abstract

Background: While the immigrant collective in Spain has grown considerably in recent years, little is known about working conditions and their corresponding effects on occupational injury in this group. The objective of this study was to compare the incidences for both fatal and non-fatal injuries in foreign workers to that of Spanish workers in 2005, by autonomous community and economic activity. Methods: Injury data came from the accident registry of the ministry of labor and social issues, and denominators were taken from available social security affiliation statistics from general and coal mining social security system. Incidence indices for fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries for foreign and spanish workers were calculated. In addition, relative risks and their 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) were calculated by autonomous community and economic activity, using spanish workers as the reference group Results: Overall, relative risk for occupational injury in foreign workers in 2005 was superior to base risk for both fatal (1.34; 95%CI: 1.11-1.62) and non-fatal injury (1.13; 95%CI: 1.13-1.14), though there were important differences by autonomous community and activity sectors. Compared with Spanish workers, risk for occupational injury was higher for foreign workers in industrial activities, while it was lower in construction, commerce and restaurants and hotels. By autonomous community, Aragón and Catalonia showed the highest risks for foreign workers. Conclusions: A higher risk for occupational injury among foreign workers is confirmed, and may be higher than that observed. The differences in risk among economic activities and autonomous communities require more detailed analysis.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)179-187
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Espanola de Salud Publica
Volume82
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Foreign worker
  • Immigrants
  • Injuries
  • Occupational accidents
  • Occupational health
  • Work

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Comparación de las lesiones por accidente de trabajo en trabajadores extranjeros y españoles por actividad económica y comunidad autónoma (España, 2005). / López-Jacob, Ma José; ​Ahonen, ​Emily ; García, Ana M.; Gil, Ángel; Benavides, Fernando G.

In: Revista Espanola de Salud Publica, Vol. 82, No. 2, 01.03.2008, p. 179-187.

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