Journal Article

[Work injuries in building construction, metal shaping, and food production sectors in Jericho District in the Palestinian territory]

2005
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Abstract

Work injuries and accidents have a considerable impact on public and community health. This study targeted three work sectors: metal shaping, food production and building construction. Work injuries that occurred in these sectors were compared for the years 1999 and 2000 in Jericho District in the West Bank of Palestine. One hundred three injuries were examined and information recorded about the nature of the injury, site of injury in the body, direct cause of injury and some personal information about the injured worker. The most vulnerable group were young people in their twenties, and mostly those working in the metal shaping and building construction sectors. The kinds and sites of injuries varied. The data were compared with data from 1997, 1998 and 2001-2003, although only loosley as the available data about work injuries for these years were limited and inaccurate.

Year
2005
Language
Arabic
Date Published
Sep-Nov
Volume
11
Pages
1018-28
Accession Number
16761673
ISBN Number
1020-3397 (Print)1020-3397 (Linking)
Journal Name
East Mediterr Health J
Keywords
Facility Design and Construction
Food Industry
Metallurgy
Wounds and Injuries
epidemiology
etiology
Accidents
Occupational
Trends
Adult
Age Distribution
Causality
Data Collection
Health Surveys
Humans
Middle East
Occupational Health
Population Surveillance