Associations of shift work and its duration with work-related injury among electronics factory workers in South Korea

Jia Ryu, Kyunghee Jung-Choi, Kyung Hwa Choi, Ho Jang Kwon, Chungwon Kang, Hyunjoo Kim

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1429
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Nov 2017

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Keywords

  • Gender difference
  • Shift work
  • Shift work duration
  • Work-related injuries

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