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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

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...
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Accuracy of Body Mass Index-defined Obesity Status in US Firefighters

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

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...
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Analysis of Two Electrocution Accidents in Greece that Occurred due to Unexpected Re-energization of Power Lines

Baka AD, Uzunoglu N

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...
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Burnout and Workload Among Health Care Workers: The Moderating Role of Job Control

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

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...
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Nonfatal Occupational Injuries in Norwegian Farmers

Svendsen K, Aas O, Hilt B

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...
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Knowledge and Experiences of Risks among Pupils in Vocational Education

Andersson , Gunnarsson K, Rosen G, Mostrom Aberg M

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...
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Oral Health of Stone Mine Workers of Jodhpur City, Rajasthan, India

Solanki J, Gupta S, Chand S

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...
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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

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...
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Framework for Continuous Assessment and Improvement of Occupational Health and Safety Issues in Construction Companies

Mahmoudi S, Ghasemi F, Mohammadfam I, Soleimani

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...
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An Analysis of Trainers' Perspectives within an Ecological Framework: Factors that Influence Mine Safety Training Processes

Haas EJ, Hoebbel CL, Rost KA

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...
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Sex-specific Profiles of Blood Metal Levels Associated with Metal-Iron Interactions

Lee BK, Kim Y

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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