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Effects of Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy on Thermoregulation in Firefighters

McEntire S, Reis SE, Suman OE, Hostler D

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):256-262.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.06.003
BACKGROUND: Heart attack is the most common cause of line-of-duty death in the fire service. Daily aspirin therapy is a preventative measure used to reduce the morbidity of heart attacks...
Does Leaders' Health (and Work-Related Experiences) Affect their Evaluation of Followers' Stress?

Giorgi G, Mancuso S, Javier Fiz Perez F, Montani F, Courcy F, Arcangeli

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):249-255.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.07.005
BACKGROUND: Stressed workers suffer from severe health problems which appear to have increased. Poor leadership is especially considered a source of stress. Indeed, supervisors might perceive their subordinates to be...
Self-Reported Recovery from 2-Week 12-Hour Shift Work Schedules: A 14-Day Follow-Up

Merkus SL, Holte KA, Huysmans M, van de Ven PM, Mechelen W, van der Beek AJ

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):240-248.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.07.003
BACKGROUND: Recovery from fatigue is important in maintaining night workers' health. This study compared the course of self-reported recovery after 2-week 12-hour schedules consisting of either night shifts or swing...
Reliability and Validity of the Greek Version of the Job Content Questionnaire in Greek Health Care Workers

Alexopoulos EC, Argyriou E, Bourna V, Bakoyannis G

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):233-239.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.02.003
BACKGROUND: The Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ), which is based on the DemandeControleSupport model, is designed to measure the psychosocial characteristics of the respondent's work, and has been identified to predict...
Surprising Incentive: An Instrument for Promoting Safety Performance of Construction Employees

Ghasemi F, Mohammadfam I, Soltanian , Mahmoudi S, Zarei E

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):227-232.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.02.006
BACKGROUND: In comparison with other industries, the construction industry still has a higher rate of fatal injuries, and thus, there is a need to apply new and innovative approaches for...
Trend of Occupational Injuries/Diseases in Pakistan: Index Value Analysis of Injured Employed Persons from 2001-02 to 2012-13

Abbas M

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):218-226.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.05.004
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to analyze the index value trends of injured employed persons (IEPs) covered in Pakistan Labour Force Surveys from 2001-02 to 2012-13. METHODS: The index value method...
Factors Influencing Learning Satisfaction of Migrant Workers in Korea with E-learning-Based Occupational Safety and Health Education

Lee YJ, Lee D

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):211-217.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.05.002
BACKGROUND: E-learning-based programs have recently been introduced to the occupational safety and health (OSH) education for migrant workers in Korea. The purpose of this study was to investigate how the...
Body Sway as a Possible Indicator of Fatigue in Clerical Workers

Volker I, Kirchner C, Bock OL, Wascher E

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):206-210.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.04.003
BACKGROUND: Fatigue has a strong impact on workers' performance and safety, but expedient methods for assessing fatigue on the job are not yet available. Studies discuss posturography as an indicator...
Factors Influencing Implementation of OHSAS 18001 in Indian Construction Organizations: Interpretive Structural Modeling Approach

Rajaprasad SVS, Chalapathi PV

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):200-205.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.04.001
BACKGROUND: Construction activity has made considerable breakthroughs in the past two decades on the back of increases in development activities, government policies, and public demand. At the same time, occupational...
Association Between Leisure Time Physical Activity, Cardiopulmonary Fitness, Cardiovascular Risk Factors, and Cardiovascular Workload at Work in Firefighters

Yu CC, Au CT, Lee FY, So RC, Wong JP, Mak GY, Chien EP, McManus AM

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):192-199.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.02.004
BACKGROUND: Overweight, obesity, and cardiovascular disease risk factors are prevalent among firefighters in some developed countries. It is unclear whether physical activity and cardiopulmonary fitness reduce cardiovascular disease risk and...
A Review on Mutagenicity Testing for Hazard Classification of Chemicals at Work: Focusing on in vivo Micronucleus Test for Allyl Chloride

Rim KT, Kim SJ

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):184-191.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.05.005
Chemical mutagenicity is a major hazard that is important to workers' health. Despite the use of large amounts of allyl chloride, the available mutagenicity data for this chemical remains controversial....
Estimating Benzene Exposure Level over Time and by Industry Type through a Review of Literature on Korea

Park D, Choi S, Ha K, Jung H, Yoon C, Koh DH, Ryu S, Kim S, Kang D, Yoo K

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):174-183.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.07.007
The major purpose of this study is to construct a retrospective exposure assessment for benzene through a review of literature on Korea. Airborne benzene measurements reported in 34 articles were...
Review and Evaluation of Hand-Arm Coordinate Systems for Measuring Vibration Exposure, Biodynamic Responses, and Hand Forces

Dong RG, Sinsel EW, Welcome DE, Warren C, Xu XS, McDowell T, Wu JZ

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2015 Sep;6(3):159-173.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.05.003
The hand coordinate systems for measuring vibration exposures and biodynamic responses have been standardized, but they are not actually used in many studies. This contradicts the purpose of the standardization....

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