Personal and job characteristics of musculoskeletal injuries in an industrial population

Shan P. Tsai, Elizabeth L. Gilstrap, Sally R. Cowles, Louis C. Waddell, Charles E. Ross

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Abstract

A cross-sectional study was conducted of 10,350 full-time regular employees who worked at Shell Oil Company’s manufacturing facilities between 1987 and 1989. Two hundred seventy-five employees with low-back and 456 with nonlow-back musculoskeletal injuries were compared with 8295 employees who did not have musculoskeletal injuries during this period. Based on morbidity data collected from a prospective health surveillance system, this study shows that estimated relative risks (RRs)for low-back injuries are significantly higher among smokers (RR = 1.54, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-612
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Occupational Medicine
Volume34
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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