This paper describes the sociodemographic, occupational, and health characteristics of “green collar” workers, a vital and emerging workforce in energy-efficiency and sustainability.
This study linked data from the 2004 to 2012 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS) and US Occupational Information Network (O*NET). Descriptive and logistic regression analyses were conducted using green collar worker status as the outcome.
Green collar workers are more likely than nongreen workers to be men, age 25 to 64 years, obese, and with less than or equal to high school education. They are less likely to be racial/ethnic minorities and employed in small companies or government jobs.
Green collar workers have a distinct sociodemographic and occupational profile, and this workforce deserves active surveillance to protect its workers’ safety. The NHIS/O*NET linkage represents a valuable resource to further identify the unique exposures and characteristics of this occupational sector.
Find the complete paper here.
Don't miss our latest HSE content, delivered to your inbox twice monthly. Sign up for the HSE Now newsletter. If you are not logged in, you will receive a confirmation email that you will need to click on to confirm you want to receive the newsletter.
3 Dec 2019
- Cairo, Egypt
Enhance your understanding of process safety techniques by reserving a place at this 1-day training course
3 - 4 Dec 2019
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Strategic Partnerships for a Sustainable Future
13 - 15 Jan 2020
- Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Plan to participate at this unique event
20 - 22 Oct 2020
- Perth, Australia
Abstract Submission deadline 13 January 2020
19 - 20 Feb 2020
- Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Covering issues related to the identification, prevention, and remediation of formation damage
20 - 22 Jul 2020
- Austin, Texas, USA
Take the lead - speak at URTeC 2020
29 Jan 2020 22:30 GMT
- Live, then On Demand
HSE Now is a source for news and technical information affecting the health, safety, security, environment, and social responsibility discipline of the upstream oil and gas industry.
©2003-2019 Society of Petroleum Engineers, All Rights Reserved.