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Title: Biopsychosocial risks for occupational health and well-being among white-water raft guides
Author: Wilson, Iain S.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7970 8836
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2016
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This thesis is concerned with the occupational health of white-water raft guides working in the UK and details how working conditions and practices can lead to an increased risk of unintentional injury or ill-health. Work-related injury and ill-health is a problem across all industries in the UK, with some employees, such as those working in the Outdoor Industry, being more at risk than those working in other industries. Biological and psychosocial factors have been associated with work-related health in a range of occupational settings; however, the majority of previous studies have used non-physical occupational samples, such as office workers. Very little is known about the occupational health risk factors of those working in the Outdoor Industry, such as white-water raft guides, especially as health and safety strategies currently in place are client focused as opposed to provider focused.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Loughborough University
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified ; Occupational health ; Need for recovery ; Work engagement ; Musculoskeletal conditions ; White-water raft guides ; Longitudinal ; Multilevel analyses