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Ergonomic Intervention for Musculoskeletal Disorders in Construction Workers

Padmanathan V, Joseph L, Nawawi R

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):86-87.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.06.006
No abstract available.
Exploring Study Designs for Evaluation of Interventions Aimed to Reduce Occupational Diseases and Injuries

van der Molen HF, Stocks SJ, Frings-Dresen MHW

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):83-85.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.09.002
Effective interventions to reduce work-related exposures are available for many types of work-related diseases or injuries. However, knowledge of the impact of these interventions on injury or disease outcomes is...
Effect of Premenstrual Syndrome on Work-Related Quality of Life in Turkish Nurses

Kahyaoglu Sut H, Mestogullari E

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):78-82.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.09.001
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the effects of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) on work-related quality of life in nurses. We aimed to investigate the effect of PMS on work-related quality of...
Needle Stick Injuries and their Related Safety Measures among Nurses in a University Hospital, Shiraz, Iran

Jahangiri , Rostamabadi A, Hoboubi N, Tadayon N, Soleimani

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):72-77.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.07.006
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the prevalence and factors related to needle stick injuries (NSIs) and to assess related safety measures among a sample of Iranian nurses. METHODS: In this...
Exposure Characteristics of Construction Painters to Organic Solvents

Park H, Park HD, Jang JK

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):63-71.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.10.004
BACKGROUND: Construction painters have not been studied well in terms of their hazards exposure. The objective of this study was to evaluate the exposure levels of total volatile organic compounds...
Predictors of Obesity and Physical Health Complaints Among 911 Telecommunicators

Lilly MM, London MJ, Mercer MC

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):55-62.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.09.003
BACKGROUND: This study aims to: (1) examine rates of obesity and physical health complaints among 911 telecommunicators; and (2) document the role of emotion dysregulation, psychological inflexibility, duty-related distress and...
Internal Oblique and Transversus Abdominis Muscle Fatigue Induced by Slumped Sitting Posture after 1 Hour of Sitting in Office Workers

Waongenngarm P, Rajaratnam BS, Janwantanakul P

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):49-54.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.08.001
BACKGROUND: Prolonged sitting leads to low back discomfort and lumbopelvic muscle fatigue. This study examined the characteristics of body perceived discomfort and trunk muscle fatigue during 1 hour of sitting...
Effects of Work-Related Stress on Work Ability Index among Iranian Workers

Gharibi V, Mokarami H, Taban A, Yazdani Aval M, Samimi K, Salesi M

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):43-48.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.10.005
BACKGROUND: Work Ability Index (WAI) is a well-known and valid self-report tool that has been widely used in various studies to identify and avoid early retirement and work-related disability. Nevertheless,...
Comparisons of Traffic Collisions between Expressways and Rural Roads in Truck Drivers

Lee S, Jeong BY

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):38-42.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.11.005
BACKGROUND: Truck driving is known as one of the occupations with the highest accident rate. This study investigates the characteristics of traffic collisions according to road types (expressway and rural...
Using Shoulder Straps Decreases Heart Rate Variability and Salivary Cortisol Concentration in Swedish Ambulance Personnel

Karlsson K, Niemelä P, Jonsson AR, Törnhage

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):32-37.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.09.005
BACKGROUND: Previous research has shown that paramedics are exposed to risks in the form of injuries to the musculoskeletal system. In addition, there are studies showing that they are also...
How to Define the Content of a Job-Specific Worker's Health Surveillance for Hospital Physicians?

Ruitenburg MM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Sluiter JK

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):18-31.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.08.004
BACKGROUND: A job-specific Worker's Health Surveillance (WHS) for hospital physicians is a preventive occupational health strategy aiming at early detection of their diminished work-related health in order to improve or...
Occupational Health and Safety Management and Turnover Intention in the Ghanaian Mining Sector

Amponsah-Tawiah K, Ntow MA, Mensah J

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):12-17.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.08.002
BACKGROUND: The mining industry is considered as one of the most dangerous and hazardous industries and the need for effective and efficient occupational health and safety management is critical to...
Human Error Analysis in a Permit to Work System: A Case Study in a Chemical Plant

Jahangiri , Hoboubi N, Rostamabadi A, Keshavarzi S, Hosseini A

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):6-11.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.06.002
BACKGROUND: A permit to work (PTW) is a formal written system to control certain types of work which are identified as potentially hazardous. However, human error in PTW processes can...
Suicide Mortality Across Broad Occupational Groups in Greece: A Descriptive Study

Alexopoulos EC, Kavalidou , Messolora

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2016 Mar;7(1):1-5.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2015.09.004
BACKGROUND: Several studies have investigated the relationship between specific occupations and suicide mortality, as suicide rates differ by profession. The aim of this study was to investigate suicide mortality ratios...

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