Personal health-risk predictors of occupational injury among 3415 municipal employees.
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.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Exposition professionnelle, Accident travail, Homme, Prise risque, Mode de vie, Facteur risque, Non professionnel, Employé, Collectivité locale, Personnalité, Médecine travail, Epidémiologie, Alabama, Employé municipal, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Occupational exposure, Occupational accident, Human, Risk taking, Life habit, Risk factor, Non occupational, Employee, Local community, Personality, Occupational medicine, Epidemiology, Alabama, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0266610
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 199608.