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Associations of Shift Work and Its Duration with Work-Related Injury among Electronics Factory Workers in South Korea

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Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul 07985, Korea
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Taean Environmental Health Center, Taean 32148, Korea
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Department of Preventive Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan 31116, Korea
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Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, Seoul 07985, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(11), 1429; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14111429
Received: 10 October 2017 / Revised: 20 November 2017 / Accepted: 20 November 2017 / Published: 21 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Occupational Safety and Health)
This study aimed to explore the association between shift work and work-related injuries. We collected data on workers from an electronics factory. This cross-sectional study included 13,610 subjects, who were assessed based on a self-reported questionnaire about their shift work experiences, work-related injuries, and other covariates. Multiple logistic regression models were used to evaluate the associations between shift work and work-related injuries and were estimated using the odds ratio. We found that the current and past shift workers, compared to non-shift workers, were associated with a 2.7- and 1.7-fold higher risk of work-related injury. There was a dose-response relationship between shift work duration and work-related injury among current female shift workers. Shift work increased the risk of work-related injuries, and the impact could be different depending on gender. View Full-Text
Keywords: shift work; shift work duration; work-related injuries; gender difference shift work; shift work duration; work-related injuries; gender difference
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Ryu, J.; Jung-Choi, K.; Choi, K.-H.; Kwon, H.-J.; Kang, C.; Kim, H. Associations of Shift Work and Its Duration with Work-Related Injury among Electronics Factory Workers in South Korea. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1429.

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