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Developing a Best-Evidence Pre-employment Medical Examination: An Example from the Construction Industry

Gouttebarge V, van der Molen HF, Frings-Dresen MHW, Sluiter JK

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Sep;5(3):165-167.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.05.002
The Dutch construction industry has introduced a compulsory preemployment medical examination (PE-ME). Best-evidence contents related to specific job demands are, however, lacking and need to be gathered. After the identification...
Accuracy of Body Mass Index-defined Obesity Status in US Firefighters

Jitnarin N, Poston WS, Haddock CK, Jahnke SA, Day RS

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Sep;5(3):161-164.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.06.003
Obesity is a significant problem affecting United States (US) firefighters. While body mass index (BMI) is widely used to diagnose obesity, its use for this occupational group has raised concerns...
Analysis of Two Electrocution Accidents in Greece that Occurred due to Unexpected Re-energization of Power Lines

Baka AD, Uzunoglu N

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Sep;5(3):158-160.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.06.006
Investigation and analysis of accidents are critical elements of safety management. The over-riding purpose of an organization in carrying out an accident investigation is to prevent similar accidents, as well...
Burnout and Workload Among Health Care Workers: The Moderating Role of Job Control

Portoghese I, Galletta M, Coppola RC, Finco G, Campagna M

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Sep;5(3):152-157.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.05.004
BACKGROUND: As health care workers face a wide range of psychosocial stressors, they are at a high risk of developing burnout syndrome, which in turn may affect hospital outcomes such...
Nonfatal Occupational Injuries in Norwegian Farmers

Svendsen K, Aas O, Hilt B

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Sep;5(3):147-151.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.05.001
BACKGROUND: Agriculture ranks among the most dangerous trades worldwide. There is, however, still a lack of knowledge on nonfatal injuries in agriculture. The aim of this study was to describe...
Knowledge and Experiences of Risks among Pupils in Vocational Education

Andersson , Gunnarsson K, Rosen G, Mostrom Aberg M

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Sep;5(3):140-146.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.06.002
BACKGROUND: Young male and female workers are over-represented in statistics concerning negative outcomes of poor work environment and risky work. Young workers often have low awareness of risk, a lack...
Oral Health of Stone Mine Workers of Jodhpur City, Rajasthan, India

Solanki J, Gupta S, Chand S

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Sep;5(3):136-139.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.05.003
BACKGROUND: Occupational injuries cause major health problems, which the developed, developing, and underdeveloped nations worldwide are facing today. The present study aimed to assess dental caries, periodontal health of stone...
Incidence and Predictors of Hand-Arm Musculoskeletal Complaints among Vibration-exposed African Cassava and Corn Millers

Mbutshu LH, Malonga KF, Ngatu NR, Kanbara S, Longo-Mbenza B, Suganuma N

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Sep;5(3):131-135.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.04.003
BACKGROUND: Cassava and corn milling is a growing small-scale enterprise in Africa. We aimed to determine the incidence of hand-arm musculoskeletal complaints among vibration-exposed Congolese cassava and corn millers in...
Framework for Continuous Assessment and Improvement of Occupational Health and Safety Issues in Construction Companies

Mahmoudi S, Ghasemi F, Mohammadfam I, Soleimani

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Sep;5(3):125-130.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.05.005
BACKGROUND: Construction industry is among the most hazardous industries, and needs a comprehensive and simple-to-administer tool to continuously assess and promote its health and safety performance. METHODS: Through the study of...
An Analysis of Trainers' Perspectives within an Ecological Framework: Factors that Influence Mine Safety Training Processes

Haas EJ, Hoebbel CL, Rost KA

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Sep;5(3):118-124.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.06.004
BACKGROUND: Satisfactory completion of mine safety training is a prerequisite for being hired and for continued employment in the coal industry. Although training includes content to develop skills in a...
Sex-specific Profiles of Blood Metal Levels Associated with Metal-Iron Interactions

Lee BK, Kim Y

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2014 Sep;5(3):113-117.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.06.005
The mechanisms by which iron is absorbed are similar to those of divalent metals, particularly manganese, lead, and cadmium. These metals, however, show different toxicokinetics in relation to menarche or...

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