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Occupational Hazards and Safety Measures Amongst the Paint Factory Workers in Lagos, Nigeria

Awodele O, Popoola TD, Ogbudu BS, Akinyede A, Coker HA, Akintonwa

BACKGROUND: The manufacture of paint involves a variety of processes that present with medical hazards. Safety initiatives are hence introduced to limit hazard exposures and promote workplace safety. This aim...
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Development of a Decision Support System for Analysis and Solutions of Prolonged Standing in the Workplace

Halim I, Arep H, Kamat SR, Abdullah R, Omar AR, Ismail AR

BACKGROUND: Prolonged standing has been hypothesized as a vital contributor to discomfort and muscle fatigue in the workplace. The objective of this study was to develop a decision support system...
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Malondialdehyde and 3-Nitrotyrosine in Exhaled Breath Condensate in Retired Elderly Coal Miners with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lee JS, Shin JH, Hwang JH, Baek JE, Choi BS

BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important cause of occupational mortality in miners exposed to coal mine dust. Although the inflammatory mediators involved in COPD have not been...
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Urinary 1-Hydroxypyrene Levels in Workers Exposed to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon from Rubber Wood Burning

Choosong T, Phakthongsuk P, Tekasakul , Tekasakul

BACKGROUND: Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OHP) was selected as a biomarker of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to explore the accumulation level in the bodies of workers at rubber smoke sheet factories in...
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Validation of the Thai Version of a Work-related Quality of Life Scale in the Nursing Profession

Sirisawasd P, Chaiear N, Johns NP, Khiewyoo J

BACKGROUND: Currently available questionnaires for evaluating the quality of worklife do not fully examine every factor related to worklife in all cultures. A tool in Thai is therefore needed for...
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Influence of Shiftwork on Greek Nursing Personnel

Korompeli , Muurlink O, Tzavara C, Velonakis , Lemonidou , Sourtzi P

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the burden experienced by nursing personnel working irregular shifts in Greece and to conduct the first test of a Greek version...
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Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and Associated Costs in Thailand

Thepaksorn P, Pongpanich S

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to enumerate the annual morbidity and mortality incidence and estimate the direct and indirect costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses in Bangkok...
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Safety Culture Assessment in Petrochemical Industry: A Comparative Study of Two Algerian Plants

Boughaba A, Hassane C, Roukia O

BACKGROUND: To elucidate the relationship between safety culture maturity and safety performance of a particular company. METHODS: To identify the factors that contribute to a safety culture, a survey questionnaire was...
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Knowledge Management and Safety Compliance in a High-Risk Distributed Organizational System

Gressgard

BACKGROUND: In a safety perspective, efficient knowledge management is important for learning purposes and thus to prevent errors from occurring repeatedly. The relationship between knowledge exchange among employees and safety...
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Biologically Hazardous Agents at Work and Efforts to Protect Workers' Health: A Review of Recent Reports

Rim KT, Lim CH

Because information on biological agents in the workplace is lacking, biological hazard analyses at the workplace to securely recognize the harmful factors with biological basis are desperately needed. This review...
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