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Job Characteristics in Nursing and Cognitive Failure at Work

Elfering A, Grebner S, Dudan A

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  • 2011 Jun;2(2):194-200.
OBJECTIVES: Stressors in nursing put high demands on cognitive control and, therefore, may increase the risk of cognitive failures that put patients at risk. Task-related stressors were expected to be...
Psychosocial Factors and Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Southeastern Asian Female Workers Living in Korea

Lee H, Ahn H, Park CG, Kim SJ, Moon SH

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  • 2011 Jun;2(2):183-193.
OBJECTIVES: A rapid increase in the population of migrant workers in Korea has brought new challenges regarding the possible effects of acculturation on health. The purpose of this study was...
Occurrence of Cognitive and Neurological Symptoms in Norwegian Dentists

Hilt B, Svendsen K, Syversen T, Aas O, Qvenild T

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  • 2011 Jun;2(2):176-182.
OBJECTIVES: Previous investigations have presented some evidence of late cognitive effects in dental personnel exposed to metallic mercury. We wanted to examine if Norwegian dentists have an increased prevalence of...
Correlation of Occupational Stress Index with 24-hour Urine Cortisol and Serum DHEA Sulfate among City Bus Drivers: A Cross-sectional Study

Du CL, Lin MC, Lu L, Tai JJ

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  • 2011 Jun;2(2):169-175.
OBJECTIVES: The questionnaire of occupational stress index (OSI) has been popular in the workplace, and it has been tailored for bus drivers in Taiwan. Nevertheless, its outcomes for participants are...
The Effects of Injury and Accidents on Self-rated Depression in Male Municipal Firefighters

Chung YK, Park CY

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  • 2011 Jun;2(2):158-168.
OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to determine the causal relationship between self-rated depression and experiences of injury and accidents in municipal firefighters. METHODS: A panel survey of 186 municipal firefighters measured...
Workers' Compensation Insurance and Occupational Injuries

Shin I, Oh JB, Yi HK

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  • 2011 Jun;2(2):148-157.
OBJECTIVES: Although compensation for occupational injuries and diseases is guaranteed in almost all nations, countries vary greatly with respect to how they organize workers' compensation systems. In this paper, we...
Cancer Mortality and Incidence in Korean Semiconductor Workers

Lee HE, Kim EA, Park J, Kang SK

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  • 2011 Jun;2(2):135-147.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate cancer risks in the Korean semiconductor industry. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed in eight semiconductor factories between 1998 and 2008....
Cases Series of Malignant Lymphohematopoietic Disorder in Korean Semiconductor Industry

Kim EA, Lee HE, Ryu HW, Park SH, Kang SK

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  • 2011 Jun;2(2):122-134.
OBJECTIVES: Seven cases of malignant lymphohematopoietic (LHP) disorder were claimed to have developed from occupational exposure at two plants of a semiconductor company from 2007 to 2010. This study evaluated...
Review of Qualitative Approaches for the Construction Industry: Designing a Risk Management Toolbox

Zalk DM, Spee T, Gillen M, Lentz TJ, Garrod A, Evans P, Swuste P

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  • 2011 Jun;2(2):105-121.
OBJECTIVES: This paper presents the framework and protocol design for a construction industry risk management toolbox. The construction industry needs a comprehensive, systematic approach to assess and control occupational risks....
Clinical Outcomes of Occupational Exposure to N,N-Dimethylformamide: Perspectives from Experimental Toxicology

Kim TH, Kim SG

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  • 2011 Jun;2(2):97-104.
N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF) is globally used as an organic solvent in the production of synthetic leather and resins because of its low volatility, making it an attractive industrial material. Despite its...
Occupational Health Management in the Lead Industry: The Korean Experience

Lee BK

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  • 2011 Jun;2(2):87-96.
In 1967, the problem of occupational lead exposure came to public attention in Korea. Since then, regular progress has been made in lowering workplace lead exposures, instituting new workplace controls,...

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