Accession Number : ADA112660

Title :   Accidental Injuries Among Naval Personnel by Occupation, Duty Status, and Pay Grade.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Ferguson,John C ; McNally,Michael S ; Booth,Richard F

PDF Url : ADA112660

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The relative incidence of accidental injury for Navy enlisted men during 1974 through 1977 was analyzed for 68 occupations, three pay grade or job responsibility levels, and duty status (on or off duty) at the time of the injury. Twelve blue-collar, predominantly sea-going or construction occupations, were significantly higher than the Navy injury rate norm and 24 white-collar occupations, typically in clerical, supply, administrative, or technical specialities, were significantly lower than the Navy norm. An inverse linear relationship was found between injury rate and job responsibility for all occupations combined. This relationship varied by occupation, however, suggesting that experience and familiarity with the work environment may not moderate risks to the same degree in all occupational fields. Occupations with high on-duty injury rates tended to have high off-duty rates as well, suggesting at least some common causal factors. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Wounds and injuries, *Accidents, Naval personnel, Enlisted personnel, Prevention, Jobs, Active duty, Grade structure(Personnel Management), Risk, Rates, Statistical data, Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE