Personal health-risk predictors of occupational injury among 3415 municipal employees

Brian G. Forrester, Michael T. Weaver, Kathleen C. Brown, Jennan A. Phillips, James C. Hilyer

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Abstract

Little information exists about the effectiveness of health-promotion programs in reducing occupational injury rates. A historical cohort study was conducted to examine the relationship between personal health-risk factors and risk of occupational injury. Workers were grouped on the basis of nonoccupational risk-taking behaviors, psychosocial risks, cardiovascular risk factors, and a total risk-factor variable. All analyses were controlled for sex, smoking status, age, and job classification. An increased risk of occupational injury (P <.0001) was found to be significantly associated with nonoccupational risk-taking behavior. This association may be the result of continued risk-taking behavior in the occupational environment, or assignment of risk-taking individuals to more hazardous job tasks. Psychosocial, cardiovascular, and total risk-factor variables were not associated with an increased risk of occupational injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-521
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1996
Externally publishedYes

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  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Personal health-risk predictors of occupational injury among 3415 municipal employees. / Forrester, Brian G.; Weaver, Michael T.; Brown, Kathleen C.; Phillips, Jennan A.; Hilyer, James C.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 38, No. 5, 05.1996, p. 515-521.

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Forrester, Brian G. ; Weaver, Michael T. ; Brown, Kathleen C. ; Phillips, Jennan A. ; Hilyer, James C. / Personal health-risk predictors of occupational injury among 3415 municipal employees. In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 1996 ; Vol. 38, No. 5. pp. 515-521.
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