Occupational Injuries Among Older Workers with Disabilities: A Prospective Cohort Study of the Health and Retirement Survey, 1992-1994

TitleOccupational Injuries Among Older Workers with Disabilities: A Prospective Cohort Study of the Health and Retirement Survey, 1992-1994
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsZwerling, C, Sprince, NL, Davis, CS, Whitten, PS, Wallace, RB, Heeringa, SG
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume88
Issue11
Pagination1691-1695
Call Numberpubs_1998_Zwerling_CAJPH.pdf
KeywordsDemographics, Disabilities, Employment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Risk Taking
Abstract

This paper tests the hypothesis that disabilities among older workers, specifically hearing and visual impairments, are risk factors for occupational injuries. The findings show that even after controlling for many of the variables that have been proven to be positively associated with workplace injuries (i.e. occupation, heavy lifting, and self-employment) self-reported disability and poor hearing and sight in particular remain risk factors for occupational injury. This data, used in conjunction with previous studies and findings, helps provide support for the association between preexisting disabilities and subsequent workplace injuries.

Endnote Keywords

Labor/Occupational Injury/Health Status/Basic Demographics/Health Behaviors/Risk Factors/Disability/Disability

Endnote ID

8152

Citation Key6613