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La dépendance aux téléphones portables ou smartphones à usage professionnel est-elle un risque pour la santé et la sécurité au travail ?

Abstract : Is dependence on mobile phones or smartphones for professional use a risk for health and safety at work? The mobile phone and smartphone penetration rate in the population has increased rapidly in recent years. Previous studies in adolescents and young adults show that the use of these tools is responsible for health and safety risks. The objective of the present study is to evaluate the problem of dependence on these tools (technodependence) in the workplace and observe, among other things, if the most dependent workers have an increased risk of accidents. This survey was conducted among 478 workers between March and June 2014. Technodependence was measured using the questionnaire MPPUS (Mobile Phone Problem Use Scale). This Australian 27-item scale was used in several studies and adapted in Spanish. A total of 296 (62%) employees used a phone (simple or smart) as part of their work and 121 (25%) used their personal phone for work purposes. Multivariate analyses showed that the level of technodependance is significantly associated with the occurrence of accidents (excluding commuting) (p = 0,031), neck pain (p = 0,002) and stress (p < 0,000). Therefore, it is necessary to implement specific preventive measures in the workplace. It is also important that multidisciplinary occupational health teams explore this issue, both in workstation studies and during medical examinations. A larger-scale study should be conducted to validate or invalidate these results.
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Jean Passeron. La dépendance aux téléphones portables ou smartphones à usage professionnel est-elle un risque pour la santé et la sécurité au travail ?. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2014. ⟨dumas-01119075⟩

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