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Lung Function Profiles among Individuals with Nonmalignant Asbestos-related Disorders

Park EK, Yates DH, Wilson D

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Dec;5(4):234-237.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.07.007
BACKGROUND: Inhalation of asbestos fibers can lead to adverse health effects on the lungs. This study describes lung function profiles among individuals with nonmalignant asbestos-related disorders (ARDs). METHODS: The study population...
Hippuric Acid Levels in Paint Workers at Steel Furniture Manufacturers in Thailand

Decharat S

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Dec;5(4):227-233.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.07.006
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to determine hippuric acid levels in urine samples, airborne toluene levels, acute and chronic neurological symptoms, and to describe any correlation between urinary...
A 4-Year Follow-up Cohort Study of the Respiratory Functions in Toner-handling Workers

Yanagi N, Kitamura H, Mizuno M, Hata K, Uchiyama T, Kuga H, Matsushita T, Kurosaki S, Uehara M, Ogami A, Higashi T

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Dec;5(4):222-226.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.07.001
BACKGROUND: Focusing on the respiratory function for health effect indices, we conducted a cross-sectional study on workers who did and did not handle toner to compare the longitudinal changes. METHODS: Among...
Improving Work Functioning and Mental Health of Health Care Employees Using an E-Mental Health Approach to Workers' Health Surveillance: Pretest-Posttest Study

Ketelaar S, Nieuwenhuijsen K, Bolier L, Smeets O, Sluiter JK

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Dec;5(4):216-221.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.08.002
BACKGROUND: Mental health complaints are quite common in health care employees and can have adverse effects on work functioning. The aim of this study was to evaluate an e-mental health...
Exploring Stress Levels, Job Satisfaction, and Quality of Life in a Sample of Police Officers in Greece

Alexopoulos EC, Palatsidi , Tigani X, Darviri C

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Dec;5(4):210-215.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.07.004
BACKGROUND: The ongoing economic crisis in Greece has affected both stress and quality of life (QoL) at all socioeconomic levels, including professionals in the police force. The aim of this...
Psychological Distress and Pain Reporting in Australian Coal Miners

Carlisle K, Parker AW

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Dec;5(4):203-209.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.07.005
BACKGROUND: Coal mining is of significant economic importance to the Australian economy. Despite this fact, the related workforce is subjected to a number of psychosocial risks and musculoskeletal injury, and...
The Impact of Robotics on Employment and Motivation of Employees in the Service Sector, with Special Reference to Health Care

Qureshi MO, Syed RS

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Dec;5(4):198-202.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.07.003
BACKGROUND: The economy is being lifted by the new concept of robotics, but we cannot be sure of all the possible benefits. At this early stage, it therefore becomes important...
Evaluating Interactive Fatigue Management Workshops for Occupational Health Professionals in the United Kingdom

Ali S, Chalder T, Madan I

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Dec;5(4):191-197.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.07.002
BACKGROUND: Disabling fatigue is common in the working age population. It is essential that occupational health (OH) professionals are up-to-date with the management of fatigue in order to reduce the...
Short- and Long-term Effects of a Physical Exercise Intervention on Work Ability and Work Strain in Symptomatic Menopausal Women

Rutanen R, Luoto R, Raitanen J, Mansikkamaki K, Tomas E, Nygard CH

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Dec;5(4):186-190.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.08.003
BACKGROUND: Physical exercise during leisure time is known to increase physical capacity; however, the long-term effects on work ability and work strain are inconclusive. The aim of this study was...
Insights into Ergonomics Among Dental Professionals of a Dental Institute and Private Practitioners in Hubli-Dharwad Twin Cities, India

Kalghatgi , Prasad KV, Chhabra KG, Deolia S, Chhabra C

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Dec;5(4):181-185.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.09.001
BACKGROUND: To assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of ergonomics among dental professionals of Hubli-Dharwad twin cities, India. METHODS: Investigator-developed, self-administered, closed-ended questionnaire assessing knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding ergonomics during...
Wet-work Exposure: A Main Risk Factor for Occupational Hand Dermatitis

Behroozy A, Keegel TG

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Dec;5(4):175-180.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.08.001
Wet-work can be defined as activities where workers have to immerse their hands in liquids for >2 hours per shift, or wear waterproof (occlusive) gloves for a corresponding amount of...
Identification of Knowledge Gaps Regarding Healthcare Workers' Exposure to Antineoplastic Drugs: Review of Literature, North America versus Europe

Hon CY, Barzan C, Astrakianakis G

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Dec;5(4):169-174.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.06.001
We have been examining the issue of healthcare workers' exposure to antineoplastic drugs for nearly a decade and have observed that there appears to be more publications on the subject...

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