Industrial accidents are related to relative body weight: the Israeli CORDIS study.

@article{Froom1996IndustrialAA,
  title={Industrial accidents are related to relative body weight: the Israeli CORDIS study.},
  author={Paul Froom and Samuel Melamed and Estela Kristal-Boneh and Daphne Gofer and Joseph Ribak},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={832-5}
}
OBJECTIVES The accident rate might be influenced by intrinsic characteristics of the workers, by risks inherent in the work environment, or a combination of these factors. As increased weight may be associated with sleep disturbances and fatigue, a high body mass index (BMI) might be an independent risk factor for accidents in industrial workers. METHODS 3801 men were examined and followed up for two years for the occurrence of accidents. The objective environmental conditions were recorded… CONTINUE READING

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