Accession Number : ADA123133
Title : Health Risks in Naval Occupations: An Overview.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
Personal Author(s) : Gunderson,E K Eric ; Colcord,Christine
Report Date : Nov 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 18
Abstract : The diagnostic categories with the highest incidence rates Navy-wide were Accidents, Poisonings and Violence, Respiratory Disease, and Mental Disorders. Mental Disorders were responsible for a disproportionate number of noneffective days. A number of occupations were tentatively identified as high risk: Hospital Corpsman and Dental Technician (health care); Boatswain's Mate and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (boat or aircraft handling); Steelworker, Equipment Operator, and Builder (construction); Boiler Technician and Engineman (marine engineering); Aviation Ordnanceman and Gunner's Mate (ordnance); Ship's Serviceman (services), and Hull Maintenance Technician (ship maintenance). The cohort study provided unique disease profiles for high risk occupations; for example, Hospital Corpsmen incurred high rates of Infective/Parasitic Disease and Mental Disorders while Boiler Technicians had high rates of Circulatory and Nervous System/Sense Organ Diseases.
Descriptors : *NAVAL PERSONNEL , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , *HEALTH PHYSICS , *OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES , *INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE , RISK , HAZARDS , STATISTICAL DATA , ILLNESS , SAFETY , TABLES(DATA) , NAVAL OPERATIONS , POISONING , INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE , RESPIRATORY DISEASES , MORBIDITY , CRIMES , ACCIDENTS , MENTAL DISORDERS
Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE