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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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

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Back Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Population
Oils
Cross-Sectional Studies
Morbidity
Health
Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Tsai, S. P., Gilstrap, E. L., Cowles, S. R., Waddell, L. C., & Ross, C. E. (1992). Personal and job characteristics of musculoskeletal injuries in an industrial population. Journal of Occupational Medicine, 34(6), 606-612.

Personal and job characteristics of musculoskeletal injuries in an industrial population. / Tsai, Shan P.; Gilstrap, Elizabeth L.; Cowles, Sally R.; Waddell, Louis C.; Ross, Charles E.

In: Journal of Occupational Medicine, Vol. 34, No. 6, 1992, p. 606-612.

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Tsai, SP, Gilstrap, EL, Cowles, SR, Waddell, LC & Ross, CE 1992, 'Personal and job characteristics of musculoskeletal injuries in an industrial population', Journal of Occupational Medicine, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 606-612.
Tsai, Shan P. ; Gilstrap, Elizabeth L. ; Cowles, Sally R. ; Waddell, Louis C. ; Ross, Charles E. / Personal and job characteristics of musculoskeletal injuries in an industrial population. In: Journal of Occupational Medicine. 1992 ; Vol. 34, No. 6. pp. 606-612.
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