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A Case-Study of Implementation of Improved Strategies for Prevention of Laboratory-acquired Brucellosis

Castrodale LJ, Raczniak G, Rudolph KM, Chikoyak L, Cox RS, Franklin T, Traxler RM, Guerra M

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):353-356.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the Alaska Section of Epidemiology investigated personnel potentially exposed to a Brucella suis isolate as it transited through three laboratories. METHODS: We summarize the first implementation of the...
Effectuality of Cleaning Workers' Training and Cleaning Enterprises' Chemical Health Hazard Risk Profiling

Suleiman A, Svendsen K

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):345-352.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: Goal-oriented communication of risk of hazards is necessary in order to reduce risk of workers' exposure to chemicals. Adequate training of workers and enterprise priority setting are essential elements....
Korean Emotional Laborers' Job Stressors and Relievers: Focus on Work Conditions and Emotional Labor Properties

Lee G

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):338-344.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: The present study aims to investigate job stressors and stress relievers for Korean emotional laborers, specifically focusing on the effects of work conditions and emotional labor properties. Emotional laborers...
Work-Family Conflict, Task Interruptions, and Influence at Work Predict Musculoskeletal Pain in Operating Room Nurses

Nutzi M, Koch P, Baur H, Elfering A

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):329-337.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints in Swiss operating room (OR) nurses, and to investigate how work-family conflict, work interruptions, and influence...
Impact of Job Satisfaction on Greek Nurses' Health-Related Quality of Life

Ioannou P, Katsikavali V, Galanis P, Velonakis , Papadatou , Sourtzi P

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):324-328.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: Employee job satisfaction and its relationship with health and quality of life has been an issue of major concern over the past decades. Nurses experience difficult working conditions that...
Role of Headmasters, Teachers, and Supervisors in Knowledge Transfer about Occupational Health and Safety to Pupils in Vocational Education

Andersson , Gunnarsson K, Rosen G

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):317-323.
  • doi: 10.5491/SHAW.317
BACKGROUND: Young people are at an increased risk for illness in working life. The authorities stipulate certain goals for training in occupational health and safety (OHS) in vocational schools. A...
Early Liver and Kidney Dysfunction Associated with Occupational Exposure to Sub-Threshold Limit Value Levels of Benzene, Toluene, and Xylenes in Unleaded Petrol

Neghab M, Hosseinzadeh K, Hassanzadeh J

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):312-316.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: Unleaded petrol contains significant amounts of monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX). Toxic responses following occupational exposure to unleaded petrol have been evaluated only in...
Workplace System Factors of Obstetric Nurses in Northeastern Ontario, Canada: Using a Work Disability Prevention Approach

Nowrouzi B, Lightfoot , Carter L, Larivere M, Rukholm E, Belanger-Gardner D

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):305-311.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship nursing personal and workplace system factors (work disability) and work ability index scores in Ontario, Canada. METHODS: A total of...
Examples of Holistic Good Practices in Promoting and Protecting Mental Health in the Workplace: Current and Future Challenges

Sivris KC, Leka S

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):295-304.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: While attention has been paid to physical risks in the work environment and the promotion of individual employee health, mental health protection and promotion have received much less focus....
The Type of Payment and Working Conditions

Rhee KY, Kim YS, Cho YH

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):289-294.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: The type of payment is one of the important factors that has an effect on the health of employees, as a basic working condition. In the conventional research field...
Measurement and Modeling of Job Stress of Electric Overhead Traveling Crane Operators

Krishna OB, Maiti J, Ray PK, Samanta B, Mandal S, Sarkar S

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):279-288.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: In this study, the measurement of job stress of electric overhead traveling crane operators and quantification of the effects of operator and workplace characteristics on job stress were assessed. METHODS:...
Whole-body Vibration Exposure of Drill Operators in Iron Ore Mines and Role of Machine-Related, Individual, and Rock-Related Factors

Chaudhary , Bhattacherjee A, Patra AK, Chau N

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):268-278.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the whole-body vibration (WBV) exposure among large blast hole drill machine operators with regard to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recommended threshold values...
The Role of Labour Inspectorates in Tackling the Psychosocial Risks at Work in Europe: Problems and Perspectives

Toukas D, Delichas M, Toufekoula C, Spyrouli A

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  • 2015 Dec;6(4):263-267.
  • doi: 10.1016/
Significant changes in the past year have taken place in the world of work that are bringing new challenges with regard to employee safety and health. These changes have led...

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