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Diabetes Management and Hyperglycemia in Safety Sensitive Jobs

Lee SM, Koh D, Fun SN, Sum CF

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2011 Dec;2(4):380-384.
The chronic and acute effects of hyperglycemia affecting cognition and work are as important as those of hypoglycemia. Its impact, considering that majority of diabetic patients fail to reach therapeutic...
Banding the World Together; The Global Growth of Control Banding and Qualitative Occupational Risk Management

Zalk DM, Heussen GH

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2011 Dec;2(4):375-379.
Control Banding (CB) strategies to prevent work-related illness and injury for 2.5 billion workers without access to health and safety professionals has grown exponentially this last decade. CB originates from...
The Effects of Long-Term, Low-Level Exposure to Monocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Worker's Insulin Resistance

Won YL, Ko Y, Heo KH, Ko KS, Lee MY, Kim KW

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2011 Dec;2(4):365-374.
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to investigate whether long-term, low-level exposure to monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MAHs) induced insulin resistance. METHODS: The subjects were 110 male workers who were occupationally exposed to...
Odor Thresholds and Breathing Changes of Human Volunteers as Consequences of Sulphur Dioxide Exposure Considering Individual Factors

Kleinbeck , SchAper M, Juran SA, Kiesswetter E, Blaszkewicz M, Golka K, Zimmermann A, BrUning T, Van Thriel C

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2011 Dec;2(4):355-364.
OBJECTIVES: Though sulfur dioxide (SO2) is used widely at workplaces, itseffects on humans are not known. Thresholds are reportedwithout reference to gender or age and occupational exposure limits are basedon...
Noise Exposure Assessment in a Dental School

Choosong T, Kaimook W, Tantisarasart R, Sooksamear P, Chayaphum , Kongkamol , Srisintorn W, Phakthongsuk P

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2011 Dec;2(4):348-354.
OBJECTIVES: This cross-sectional study was performed in the Dental School of Prince of Songkla University to ascertain noise exposure of dentists, dental assistants, and laboratory technicians. A noise spectral analysis...
The Risk Rating System for Noise-induced Hearing Loss in Korean Manufacturing Sites Based on the 2009 Survey on Work Environments

Kim YS, Cho YH, Kwon OJ, Choi SW, Rhee KY

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2011 Dec;2(4):336-347.
OBJECTIVES: In Korea, an average of 258 workers claim compensation for their noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) on an annual basis. Indeed, hearing disorder ranks first in the number of diagnoses...
Facilitators and Barriers in the Use of a Checklist by Insurance Physicians during Work Ability Assessments in Depressive Disorder

Blok S, Gouttebarge V, Slebus FG, Sluiter JK, Frings-Dresen MH

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2011 Dec;2(4):328-335.
OBJECTIVES: Depressive disorder (DD) is a complex disease, and the assessment of work ability in patients with DD is also complicated. The checklist depression (CDp) has recently been developed to...
An Empirical Analysis on Labor Unions and Occupational Safety and Health Committees' Activity, and Their Relation to the Changes in Occupational Injury and Illness Rate

Yi KH, Cho HH, Kim J

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2011 Dec;2(4):321-327.
OBJECTIVES: To find out from an analysis of empirical data the levels of influence, which a labor union (LU) and Occupational Safety and Health Committee (OSHC) have in reducing the...
Perceived Working Conditions and Sickness Absence - A Four-year Follow-up in the Food Industry

Siukola AE, Virtanen P, Luukkaala , Nygard CH

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2011 Dec;2(4):313-320.
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the association between changes in perceived physical and psychosocial working conditions and change of sickness absence days in younger and older (< 50 and > or =...
Exploring Occupational and Behavioral Risk Factors for Obesity in Firefighters: A Theoretical Framework and Study Design

Choi B, Schnall P, Dobson M, Israel L, Landsbergis P, Galassetti P, Pontello A, Kojaku S, Baker D

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2011 Dec;2(4):301-312.
Firefighters and police officers have the third highest prevalence of obesity among 41 male occupational groups in the United States (US). However, few studies have examined the relationship of firefighter...

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