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The Effect of Head Loading on Cervical Spine in Manual Laborers

Dave BR, Krishnan A, Rai RR, Degulmadi D, Mayi S

Study Design: A prospective case–control study. Purpose: To determine the effect of axial loading on the cervical spine when weights are carried on the head. Overview of Literature: Traditionally, carrying weights on...
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Reproductive toxic agents in work environments and related cases in Korea

Park C

There has been a growing concern and subsequent interest surrounding numerous reproductive toxic agents found in various working and non-working environments. Meanwhile, there have been many efforts in medical fields...
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A case of acute organic solvent poisoning during epoxy coating

Lee S, Kim I, Park D, Song J, Lee SG

BACKGROUND: In the construction industry, maintaining health and safety of workers often challenging. Among the workers at construction sites, painters are at particular risk of respiratory diseases and neurotoxicity. However,...
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A case of extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon rupture in an automotive assembly line worker: an ergonomic evaluation through job strain index (JSI) and musculoskeletal risk factor survey

Park S, Kim J

BACKGROUND: We report a case of extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon rupture caused by repetitive motions and awkward posture on hand and wrist joints. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old right-handed man who...
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Review of the recent Supreme Court decision on the causal relationship of occupational diseases

Do JH, Choe JY

A theoretical study advocated for alleviating the worker's responsibility of burden of proof to establish the causality of an occupational disease, since such a responsibility is unfair to the worker....
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Trends in the of epidemiological perspectives on the causality of occupational diseases

Myong JP, Kim H, Lee K, Chang SH

The main role of industrial accident compensation insurance is to protect injured workers and their families by providing various benefits. If a certain disease occurs due to work, the worker...
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Recent Changes to Improve the Process of Compensation of Occupational Diseases in Workers Covered by the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act

Jang EC, Kwon SC

OBJECTIVE: We studied recent changes and improvement in compensation for occupational accidents, including the occupational diseases of workers who apply for industrial accident compensation insurance. METHODS: We reviewed the Industrial Accident...
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The Process of Compensation of Occupational Diseases in Special Populations: Public Officials, Private School Teachers and Staff, Soldiers, Fishing Crews, and Farmers

Kwon SC, Jang EC

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review the compensation and development direction of occupational accidents including occupational diseases of workers who do not apply industrial accident compensation insurance. METHODS:...
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Impacts of Return-to-Work Type and Period on Job Retention in Workers with Occupational Injuries and Diseases

Jeong I, Park JB, Kim HR, Yoon JH, Won JU, Roh J

BACKGROUND: Despite the necessity of job retention in achieving return-to-work (RTW) goals, many workers leave their jobs after returning to work. The objective of this study was to examine the...
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Ovarian cancer in a former asbestos textile factory worker: a case report

Park S, Park J, Lee E, Eom H, Shin MY, Kim J, Kang D, Lee S

BACKGROUND: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) defined that asbestos is a group 1 substance that causes lung cancer, mesothelioma (pleura and peritoneum), laryngeal cancer, and ovarian cancer...
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Pneumoconiosis in a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) spray worker: a case report with an occupational hygiene study

Lee N, Baek K, Park S, Hwang I, Chung I, Choi W, Jung H, Lee M, Yang S

BACKGROUND: Using analysis of air samples from the workplace, we report on one case of pneumoconiosis in an individual who has been working in a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) spraying process for...
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An aggravated return-to-work case of organic solvent induced chronic toxic encephalopathy

Seo S, Kim J

BACKGROUND: Organic solvent-induced chronic toxic encephalopathy (CTE) is known as a non-progressive disorder that does not progress after diagnosis. The authors present a case those symptoms worsened after continued exposure...
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Does formaldehyde have a causal association with nasopharyngeal cancer and leukaemia?

Kwon SC, Kim I, Song J, Park J

BACKGROUND: The South Korean criteria for occupational diseases were amended in July 2013. These criteria included formaldehyde as a newly defined occupational carcinogen, based on cases of “leukemia or nasopharyngeal...
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Particulate Matter (Fine Particle) and Urologic Diseases

Kim EA

Particulate matter (PM) has been found to damage vital body organs, including the lungs and heart, through vascular damage and oxidative stress. Recently, renal function and chronic urologic diseases have...
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Cancer Risks among Welders and Occasional Welders in a National Population-Based Cohort Study: Canadian Census Health and Environmental Cohort

MacLeod JS, Harris MA, Tjepkema M, Peters PA, Demers PA

BACKGROUND: Welders are exposed to many known and suspected carcinogens. An excess lung cancer risk among welders is well established, but whether this is attributable to welding fumes is unclear....
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Viral Infections in Workers in Hospital and Research Laboratory Settings

Hong KH

As many emerging human infections are caused by viruses, laboratory-acquired viral infection will become more common. However, additional knowledges is needed, including actual incidence, disinfectant, and prevention. Although the general...
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Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in Specific Industrial Field

Kim SH, Baek S, Kwon YH

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze the multiple factors as a cause of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) in specific industrial field which is a South Korea company...
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Exploring Study Designs for Evaluation of Interventions Aimed to Reduce Occupational Diseases and Injuries

van der Molen HF, Stocks SJ, Frings-Dresen MHW

Effective interventions to reduce work-related exposures are available for many types of work-related diseases or injuries. However, knowledge of the impact of these interventions on injury or disease outcomes is...
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Trend of Occupational Injuries/Diseases in Pakistan: Index Value Analysis of Injured Employed Persons from 2001-02 to 2012-13

Abbas M

BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to analyze the index value trends of injured employed persons (IEPs) covered in Pakistan Labour Force Surveys from 2001-02 to 2012-13. METHODS: The index value method...
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The Sensitization Rates for Inhaled Allergens by Skin Prick Test among Some Farmers in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Kim H, Lee JH, Roh SY, Lee H, Kwon SC, Lee SJ

OBJECTIVES: Farmers are known to be exposed to a variety of allergens related to the work environment. This study was conducted to determine the sensitization rates as well as South...
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