The relationship between work-related and non-work-related injuries

Shan P. Tsai, Edward J. Bernacki, Catherine M. Dowd

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A case-control study of occupational injuries sustained by 914 male hourly workers employed in two Tenneco manufacturing divisions in 1987 was undertaken to examine the association between occupational and non-occupational injuries. Its aim was to evaluate whether employees who experienced a work-related injury were more likely to have sustained a previous non-work-related injury compared to individuals who did not experience a work-related injury. A statistically significant association between occupational injuries and past non-occupational injuries was seen when all workers compensation (WC) claims were analyzed (OR=1.41) and when claims involving indemnity for lost time were analyzed (OR=1.82). In addition, both workers who had occupational low-back injuries and workers who had occupational non-low-back injuries also had significantly higher risks of such injuries from a non-occupational origin (OR=1.91 for low-back injuries and OR=1.44 for non-low-back injuries). The findings suggest that elements other than workplace hazards (such as life-style and physical and psychological factors) may predispose an individual to both occupational and non-occupational injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-212
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Community Health
Volume16
Issue number4
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StatePublished - Aug 1991
Externally publishedYes

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The relationship between work-related and non-work-related injuries. / Tsai, Shan P.; Bernacki, Edward J.; Dowd, Catherine M.

In: Journal of Community Health, Vol. 16, No. 4, 08.1991, p. 205-212.

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Tsai, Shan P. ; Bernacki, Edward J. ; Dowd, Catherine M. / The relationship between work-related and non-work-related injuries. In: Journal of Community Health. 1991 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 205-212.
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