Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar

Year 2011     Vol 36     No 4
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      UDK 613.6:621.311-051

ISSN 0350-2899, 36(2011) br.4 p.192-196

Original paper

Occupational injuries at employees in heat energy production
(Profesionalni traumatizam zaposlenih u proizvodnji toplotne enegrije)

Darinka Stožinić
Zastava zavod za zdravstvenu zaštitu radnika Kragujevac, Srbija


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INTRODUCTION. Occupational traumatism is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality among workers population and a serious social, medical and economic problem. THE AIM OF THE RESEARCH was to perceive the rate of occupational injuries in the period 2007-2010, as well as to analyze the indicators of occupational traumatism among employees in heat energy production. MATERIAL AND METHOD. The research is a retrospective epidemiologic study covering the period 2007-2010. The data on injuries were obtained from Occupational Injury Reports and medical records of injured employees. RESULTS. The average age of employees in the moment when they were injured was 41.8 ± 9.5. The incidence rate of occupational injuries varied though the years from 2% to 6%. The most frequent injuries were at locksmiths and welders. No fatal injuries were registered in the research period. The most common were minor injuries (80.8%). Among the injured employees 15.4% sustained head injuries; 15.4% thigh injuries and 13.5% foot injuries. The most common type of injuries was contusions (34.6%), cuts (28.8%) and fractures (17.3%). The most frequent sources of injuring were working pieces (34.6%), falls of workers on the same level (19.2%), hand tools (13.5%) and parts of production machines (13.5%). CONCLUSION. In respect of occupational traumatism, heat energy production is highly hazardous, therefore injury prevention should be one of the priorities.
Key words: heat, energy, worker, injury, occupation

Napomena: kompletan tekst rada na srpskom jeziku
Note: full text in Serbian

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Darinka Stožinić
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Paper received: 05. 10. 2011
Paper accepted: 22. 11. 2011
Paper Internet issues: 20. 02. 2012
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