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Document ID (ISN)112517
CIS number 12-0309
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vyas H., Das S., Mehta S.
Title Occupational injuries in automobile repair workers
Bibliographic information Sep. 2011, Vol.49, No.5, p.642-651. Illus. 43 ref.
Internet access Occupational_injuries_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract Mechanics are exposed to varied work stressors such as hot noisy environments, strenuous postures, improperly designed tools and machinery and poor psycho-social environments which may exert an influence on their health and safety. This study aimed to examine the occupational injury patterns and identify work stressors associated with injury amongst automobile mechanics. A descriptive ergonomic checklist and a questionnaire on general health and psycho-social issues were administered to 153 male automobile mechanics in an Indian city. The relative risk factors and correlation statistics were used to identify the work stressors associated with occupational injury. 63% of the workers reported injuries, mainly cuts. Poor work environment, machinery and tool characteristics, poor state of health and psycho-social stressors were the main risk factors.
Descriptors (primary) India; vehicle repair and servicing; injuries; occupational accidents; stress factors; risk factors; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) hand tools; dangerous equipment; conditions of work; state of health; location of injury; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry