Survey on Health behaviors, Work-related Health Problems, and Accidents of Live-line Workers

활선작업 근로자의 건강행태, 일과 관련된 건강문제와 사고에 대한 현황조사

  • Kim, Min Ji (College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Choi, Eunsuk (College of Nursing.Research Institute of Nursing Science, Kyungpook National University)
  • 김민지 (경북대학교 간호학과 대학원) ;
  • 최은숙 (경북대학교 간호대학.간호과학연구소)
  • Received : 2021.01.14
  • Accepted : 2021.02.02
  • Published : 2021.02.28


Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify health behaviors, work-related health problems, and accidents of live-line workers. Methods: The questionnaires were administered to 150 live-line workers in 150 workplaces. A total of 150 questionnaires were collected and 130 were used. Data were analyzed for frequency and percentage by SAS Version 9.3. Results: In terms of eating habits, 62.3% were in the regular-group. Smoking status was 61.5% of smokers and drinking status was 87.7% in the drinking-group. Body mass index was 42.9% for obesity. Most of the workers had problems with sleep. Among the work-related health problems were 98.2% for "upper limb muscle pain", 92.7% for "back pain", and 97.2% for "body fatigue". Among the work-related accidents were 91.7% for "cutting", 88.4% for "excessive movement", and 88.3% for "falling". Conclusion: Safety technology development and effective and efficient work equipment must be used to improve the safety and health of live-line workers. In addition, it is necessary to thoroughly supervise and provide active support for the risk factors and health management to the working environment of live-line workers.



  1. Choi, H. Y., Kim, S. Y., Shin, H. J., & Cho, G. Y. (2020). The effect of working environment on worker's sleep health. Journal of the Korean Data And Information Science Society, 31(5), 795-805.
  2. Choi, M., Lee, N. R., Park, K. H., Lee, S. H., Lee, M. G., Kim, N. S., et al. (2019). Distribution electricity worker labor intensity evaluation project. Seoul: Korea Institute of Labor Safety and Health.
  3. Choi, S. B. (2004). Industrial safety dictionary. Seoul: Book Publishing Gold.
  4. Choi, S. D., & Kang, K. S. (2006). A study on the hazard factor and safety management at transmission live during live line works. Journal of Korea Safety Management & Science, 8(3), 51-66.
  5. Choi, S. D., Hyun, S. Y., Han, H. J., & Shin, W. C. (2011). The assessment of the risk index of live-line works on distribution line by the accident analysis. Journal of the KOSOS, 26(3), 8-14.
  6. Hwang, M. S., Hyun, S. Y., Choi, J. B., & Lee, J. H. (2013). A study of comparing distribution of live-electricity among the countries. The Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1781-1782.
  7. Hyun, S. Y. (2012). A comparative study between countries on the working environment of power distribution electrical workers (2012-09). Seoul: Electrical Industry research institute of Korea.
  8. Jones, S., Casswell, S., & Zhang, J. F. (1995). The economic costs of alcoholrelated absenteeism and reduced productivity among the working population of New Zealand. Addiction, 90(1), 1455-1461.
  9. Jung, M. S., Jung, W. H., Song, H. S., Lee, C. G., & Lee, H. S. (2014). Changes in pain scale before and after the implementation of the electric source musculoskeletal prevention program of the Workers' Health Center. The Korean Society of Occupational and Environment, 326-327.
  10. Kim, K. H., Chun, B. Y., & Kwon, G. H. (2018). Effects of health behaviors related to chronic diseases in citt workers. Journal of Convergence for Information Technology, 8(3), 17-24.
  11. Kim, M. J., & Choi, E. S. (2019) Factors affecting the health problems of concrete mixer truck driver. Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing, 28(1), 44-52.
  12. Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency. (2020). Korean National Health and Nutrition Survey FACT SHEET (11-1352159-001468-01). Cheongju: Author.
  13. Korea Electrical Contractors Association. (2020). Electrical construction statistics for 2019 (Approval number 37001). Seoul: Author.
  14. Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency. (2016). KOSHAGUIDE, G-83-2016. from
  15. Lee, S. G., Park, J. S., Ahn, J. H., & Shin, M. Y. (2017). Basic study on work-related health disorders of live-line workers (2017-연구원-1138). Ulsan: The Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute.
  16. Lee, S. K., & Jeon, Y. I. (2017). The influence of health outcomes on work compensations for elderly workers. Korean Journal of Labour Economics, 40(3), 29-55.
  17. Ministry of Employment and Labor. (2019). Analysis on the status of industrial accidents in 2018 (Government approval statistics 11-1490000-000022-10). Sejong: Author.
  18. Moon, Y. H., Do, S. Y., Kim, J. Y., Jung, M. S., Song, H. S., & Lee, C. G. (2016). Electricity workers' perception of the work environment. The Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 392-392.
  19. Moon, Y. H., Do, S. Y., Kim, J. Y., Jung, M. S., Song, H. S., & Lee, C. G. (2016). Live work and chronic fatigue of electrical workers. The Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 333-333.
  20. Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute. (2017). The using guideline of 5th Korean working conditions survey data (2017-연구원-993). Ulsan: Author.
  21. Oh, S. W., Jung, K. T., & Park, J. R. (2007). The association of health risks with absenteeism and presenteeism. The Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 19(4), 304-314.
  22. Walers, S. N., Volkan, K., Sechrist, K. R., & Pender, N. J. (1988). Health promoting lifestyles of older adults: comparision with young & middle-aged adults, correlation and patterns. Advanced in Nursing Science, 11(1), 76-90.