Are Workplace Psychosocial Factors Associated With Work-Related Injury in the US Workforce?: National Health Interview Survey, 2010

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Abstract

Introduction:

Psychosocial hazards in the workplace may adversely impact occupational and general health, including injury risk.

Methods:

Among 16,417 adult workers in the 2010 National Health Interview Survey Occupational Health Supplement, weighted prevalence estimates were calculated for work-related injuries (WRI) and any injuries. The association between injury and psychosocial occupational hazards (job insecurity, work–family imbalance, hostile work environment) was assessed adjusting for sociodemographic and occupational factors.

Results:

WRI prevalence was 0.65% (n = 99); any injury prevalence was 2.46% (n = 427). In multivariable models job insecurity, work–family imbalance, and hostile work environment were each positively associated with WRI prevalence (odds ratio [OR]: 1.60, 95% CI: 0.97–2.65; OR: 1.69, 95% CI 0.96–2.89; and 2.01, 95% CI 0.94–4.33, respectively).

Conclusions:

Stressful working conditions may contribute to injuries. There is need for ongoing surveillance of occupational psychosocial risk factors and further study of their relationship with injury.

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