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Am J Ind Med. 2015 May;58(5):561-7. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22431. Epub 2015 Mar 2.

Psychosocial factors at work and occupational injuries: A prospective study of the general working population in Norway.

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National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo, Norway.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

We examined the effects of psychosocial stressors at work on subsequent injuries, taking into account organizational and mechanical working conditions.

METHODS:

Randomly drawn from the general population, the cohort comprised respondents with an active employee relationship in 2006 and 2009 (n = 6,745).

OUTCOME MEASURE:

"Have you, over the past 12 months, afflicted injuries that were caused by an accident at work, and resulting in time off work after the day of the accident?".

RESULTS:

High job strain (Odds ratio [OR] 2.31; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.16-4.57), high role conflict (OR 3.01; 95% CI 1.70-5.31), and high emotional demands (OR 1.96; 95% CI 1.15-3.35) predicted injury at follow up (P < 0.01). The population risk attributable to each of these factors ranged from 11% to 14%.

CONCLUSIONS:

Excess risk of occupational injuries was attributable to job strain, role conflict, and emotional demands. These factors are potentially amenable to preventive measures.

KEYWORDS:

job strain; occupational exposure; occupational injury; prospective study; psychosocial factors; work-related injury

PMID:
25731943
DOI:
10.1002/ajim.22431
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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