Reduction of Post-Shift Traffic Injuries Among Gasoline Station Workers: Are They Related to the Reduction of Occupational Gasoline Vapor Exposure

The goal of this study was to determine if there was an increased incidence rate of traffic injury for workers exposed to gasoline after a full day of work at a gasoline station. The study used the occupational injury registry data for a petrochemical Taiwanese company for the period of 1991 to 2000 for approximately 20,000 employees. Cumulative injury rate (CIR) was calculated to estimate lifetime risk. With gasoline vapor recovery devices (GVRD) installed, the study expected to observe a decrease of traffic injuries among gasoline workers. The CIR dropped 3.14 times during 1997-2000 for commuting accidents on the way back home compared with that during 1991-1992, and the potential workday loss and the potential salary loss dropped 25.2 and 21.5 times, respectively, which time frame corresponded with the of installing of GVRD.

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  • Accession Number: 01004143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2005 11:27AM