Working Conditions and Mental Health Status Related with Occupational Injury of Korean Outdoor Workers

Wanhyung Lee, Junhyeong Lee, Ui Jin Kim, Jin Ha Yoon, Won Jun Choi, Seunghon Ham, Eun Kyo Chung, Seong Kyu Kang

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Abstract

Objective:This study investigated the working conditions and mental health status linked to occupational injury among Korean outdoor workers.Methods:Socioeconomic and occupational characteristics were collected using self-reported questionnaires from 26,468 paid workers selected using the 5th Korean Working Conditions Survey. The relationships among mental health issues, occupational injury, and working outdoors were estimated by logistic regression.Results:Outdoor workers were relatively older with lower educational levels and income, worked longer, and had greater exposure to occupational hazards, higher occupational injury rate, significantly higher risk of sleep disturbances, and higher occupational injury rates due to sleep disturbances than non-outdoor workers.Conclusions:There was a significant relationship among working outdoors, sleep quality, and mental health-related issues due to exposure to occupational hazards. Specific occupational health and safety strategies are needed to protect the mental health of outdoor workers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e334-e339
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine
Volume62
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 1

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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