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Promoting a Shared Representation of Workers' Activities to Improve Integrated Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Roquelaure Y

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):171-174.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.02.001
Effective and sustainable prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WR-MSDs) remains a challenge for preventers and policy makers. Coordination of stakeholders involved in the prevention of WR-MSDs is a key factor...
Employee Perceptions of Their Organization's Level of Emergency Preparedness Following a Brief Workplace Emergency Planning Educational Presentation

Renschler , Terrigino , Azim S, Snider E, Rhodes DL, Cox CC

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):166-170.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.10.001
A brief emergency planning educational presentation was taught during work hours to a convenience sample of employees of various workplaces in Northern Missouri, USA. Participants were familiarized with details about...
Unions, Health and Safety Committees, and Workplace Accidents in the Korean Manufacturing Sector

Kim WY, Cho HH

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):161-165.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.02.005
BACKGROUND: Despite the declining trend of workplace accidents in Republic of Korea, its level is still quite high compared with that in other developed countries. Factors that are responsible for...
Biomonitoring of Toxic Effects of Pesticides in Occupationally Exposed Individuals

Arshad M, Siddiqa M, Rashid S, Hashmi I, Awan MA, Ali MA

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):156-160.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.11.001
BACKGROUND: Workers in pesticide manufacturing industries are constantly exposed to pesticides. Genetic biomonitoring provides an early identification of potential cancer and genetic diseases in exposed populations. The objectives of this...
Characterization of Total and Size-Fractionated Manganese Exposure by Work Area in a Shipbuilding Yard

Jeong JY, Park JS, Kim PG

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):150-155.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.12.003
BACKGROUND: Shipbuilding involves intensive welding activities, and welders are exposed to a variety of metal fumes, including manganese, that may be associated with neurological impairments. This study aimed to characterize...
Occupational Health: Meeting the Challenges of the Next 20 Years

Harrison J, Dawson L

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):143-149.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.12.004
BACKGROUND: The industrial revolution that took place in the United Kingdom (UK) between 1760 and 1830 led to profound social change. Occupational medicine was concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and...
Workplace Accidents and Work-related Illnesses of Household Waste Collectors

Jeong BY, Lee S, Lee JD

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):138-142.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.11.008
BACKGROUND: Household waste collectors (HWCs) are exposed to hazardous conditions. This study investigates the patterns of workplace injuries and work-related illnesses of HWCs. METHODS: This study uses cases of workplace injuries...
Large Steel Tank Fails and Rockets to Height of 30 meters - Rupture Disc Installed Incorrectly

Hedlund FH, Selig RS, Kragh EK

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):130-137.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.11.004
At a brewery, the base plate-to-shell weld seam of a 90-m3 vertical cylindrical steel tank failed catastrophically. The 4 ton tank "took off" like a rocket leaving its contents behind,...
Relation between Multiple Markers of Work-Related Fatigue

Völker I, Kirchner C, Bock OL

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):124-129.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.11.003
BACKGROUND: Work-related fatigue has a strong impact on performance and safety but so far, no agreed upon method exists to detect and quantify it. It has been suggested that work-related...
Maintenance of Wakefulness and Occupational Injuries among Workers of an Italian Teaching Hospital

Valent F, Sincig E, Gigli GL, Dolso P

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):120-123.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.10.002
BACKGROUND: To assess in a laboratory setting the ability to stay awake in a sample of workers of an Italian hospital and to investigate the association between that ability and...
Separate and Joint Associations of Shift Work and Sleep Quality with Lipids

Charles LE, Gu JK, Tinney-Zara CA, Fekedulegn D, Ma CC, Baughman P, Hartley TA, Andrew ME, Violanti J, Burchfiel

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):111-119.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.11.007
BACKGROUND: Shift work and/or sleep quality may affect health. We investigated whether shift work and sleep quality, separately and jointly, were associated with abnormal levels of triglycerides, total cholesterol (TC),...
Measurement and Modeling of Personal Exposure to the Electric and Magnetic Fields in the Vicinity of High Voltage Power Lines

Tourab W, Babouri A

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):102-110.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.11.006
BACKGROUND: This work presents an experimental and modeling study of the electromagnetic environment in the vicinity of a high voltage substation located in eastern Algeria (Annaba city) specified with a...
Workplace Violence and Safety Issues in Long-Term Medical Care Facilities: Nurses' Perspectives

Fasanya BK, Dada EA

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):97-101.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.11.002
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence (WPV) is becoming an issue that needs immediate attention in the United States, especially during this period as more states are adopting the "stand your ground laws...
Creating a Culture of Prevention in Occupational Safety and Health Practice

Kim Y, Park J, Park M

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Jun;7(2):89-96.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.02.002
The incidence of occupational injuries and diseases associated with industrialization has declined markedly following developments in science and technology, such as engineering controls, protective equipment, safer machinery and processes, and...

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