Individual-related Risk Factors

Age is the most analysed risk factor. Living habits like smoking and drinking are observed to be significantly associated with injury events.  Obesity has a higher overall risk of occupational injury.  Small and Medium-scale Enterprises showed that poor nocturnal sleep habit was related to a significantly higher prevalence of risk. Education has also been found to have a confederation with occupational injury, such that no formal education was associated with markedly high risks. The commonest job-related factors found by the researchers are: work type, workplace, work duration, length of shift work experience, job burnout and job dissatisfaction.