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

Roquelaure Y

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...
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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

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...
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Unions, Health and Safety Committees, and Workplace Accidents in the Korean Manufacturing Sector

Kim WY, Cho HH

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...
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Biomonitoring of Toxic Effects of Pesticides in Occupationally Exposed Individuals

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

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...
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Characterization of Total and Size-Fractionated Manganese Exposure by Work Area in a Shipbuilding Yard

Jeong JY, Park JS, Kim PG

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...
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Occupational Health: Meeting the Challenges of the Next 20 Years

Harrison J, Dawson L

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...
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Workplace Accidents and Work-related Illnesses of Household Waste Collectors

Jeong BY, Lee S, Lee JD

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...
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Large Steel Tank Fails and Rockets to Height of 30 meters - Rupture Disc Installed Incorrectly

Hedlund FH, Selig RS, Kragh EK

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,...
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Relation between Multiple Markers of Work-Related Fatigue

Völker I, Kirchner C, Bock OL

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...
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Maintenance of Wakefulness and Occupational Injuries among Workers of an Italian Teaching Hospital

Valent F, Sincig E, Gigli GL, Dolso P

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...
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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

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),...
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Measurement and Modeling of Personal Exposure to the Electric and Magnetic Fields in the Vicinity of High Voltage Power Lines

Tourab W, Babouri A

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...
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Workplace Violence and Safety Issues in Long-Term Medical Care Facilities: Nurses' Perspectives

Fasanya BK, Dada EA

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...
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Creating a Culture of Prevention in Occupational Safety and Health Practice

Kim Y, Park J, Park M

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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