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Toxicity of Methylcyclohexane and Its Effect on the Reproductive System in SD Rats

Kim HY, Kang MG, Kim TG, Kang CW

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2011 Sep;2(3):290-300.
OBJECTIVES: There is limited data regarding the toxicity of methylcyclohexane, despite its wide use in rubber adhesives, paint diluents, and cleansing agents. This study aimed to verify the toxicity and...
Effect of Nano-sized Carbon Black Particles on Lung and Circulatory System by Inhalation Exposure in Rats

Kim JK, Kang MG, Cho HW, Han JH, Chung YH, Rim KT, Yang JS, Kim H, Lee MY

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  • 2011 Sep;2(3):282-289.
OBJECTIVES: We sought to establish a novel method to generate nano-sized carbon black particles (nano-CBPs) with an average size smaller than 100 nm for examining the inhalation exposure risks of...
Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic Drugs: Identification of Job Categories Potentially Exposed throughout the Hospital Medication System

Hon CY, Teschke K, Chua P, Venners S, Nakashima

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  • 2011 Sep;2(3):273-281.
OBJECTIVES: Studies examining healthcare workers' exposure to antineoplastic drugs have focused on the drug preparation or drug administration areas. However, such an approach has probably underestimated the overall exposure risk...
Risk Assessment of Physical Hazards in Greek Hospitals Combining Staff's Perception, Experts' Evaluation and Objective Measurements

Tziaferi S, Sourtzi P, Kalokairinou A, Sgourou E, Koumoulas , Velonakis

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  • 2011 Sep;2(3):260-272.
OBJECTIVES: The promotion of health and safety (H&S) awareness among hospital staff can be applied through various methods. The aim of this study was to assess the risk level of...
Employers' Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence among a Diverse Workforce

Samuel LJ, Tudor C, Weinstein , Moss H, Glass N

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  • 2011 Sep;2(3):250-259.
OBJECTIVES: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant global public health concern, affecting 5.3 million US individuals annually. An estimated 1 in 3 women globally are abused by an intimate...
Cancer Mortality and Incidence in Cement Industry Workers in Korea

Koh DH, Kim TW, Jang SH, Ryu HW

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  • 2011 Sep;2(3):243-249.
OBJECTIVES: Cement contains hexavalent chromium, which is a human carcinogen. However, its effect on cancer seems inconclusive in epidemiologic studies. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to elucidate...
Prediction of Peak Back Compressive Forces as a Function of Lifting Speed and Compressive Forces at Lift Origin and Destination: A Pilot Study

Greenland , Merryweather AS, Bloswick D

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  • 2011 Sep;2(3):236-242.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of predicting static and dynamic peak back-compressive forces based on (1) static back compressive force values at the lift origin and destination and (2) lifting...
External Quality Assessment Scheme for Biological Monitoring of Occupational Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

Lee MY, Yang JS, Kang SK

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  • 2011 Sep;2(3):229-235.
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we summarized the External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) for the biological monitoring of occupational exposure to toxic chemicals which started in 1995 and continued until a...
Feasibility and Acceptability of Workers' Health Surveillance for Fire Fighters

Plat MC, Frings-Dresen MH, Sluiter JK

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  • 2011 Sep;2(3):218-228.
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to test the feasibility and acceptability of a new workers' health surveillance (WHS) for fire fighters in a Dutch pilot-implementation project. METHODS: In three...
Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds and Possibility of Exposure to By-product Volatile Organic Compounds in Photolithography Processes in Semiconductor Manufacturing Factories

Park SH, Shin JA, Park HH, Yi GY, Chung KJ, Park HD, Kim KB, Lee IS

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  • 2011 Sep;2(3):210-217.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to measure the concentration of volatile organic compound (VOC)s originated from the chemicals used and/or derived from the original parental chemicals in the...
Preventive Measures to Eliminate Asbestos-Related Diseases in Singapore

Lim JW, Koh D, Khim JS, Le GV, Takahashi

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  • 2011 Sep;2(3):201-209.
The incidence of asbestos-related diseases (ARD) has increased in the last four decades. In view of the historical use of asbestos in Singapore since the country started banning it in...

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