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Psychological Intervention for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder among Witnesses of a Fatal Industrial Accident in a Workers' Health Center

Kang DM, Kim SY, Kim YJ, Kim JA

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):410-412.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.08.006
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious problem not only among workers who experience industrial accidents but also among workers who witness such accidents. Early intervention is needed to prevent...
Young Adult Street Vendors and Adverse Respiratory Health Outcomes in Bangkok, Thailand

Noomnual S, Shendell D

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):407-409.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.02.002
Air pollutants of concern include traffic-related air pollution, including particulate matter in respirable coarse and fine size fractions. There are no critical studies to date into associations between knowledge, awareness,...
Prevalence and Correlates of Current and Former Smoking among Urban Transit Workers

Cunradi CB, Moore RS, Battle RS

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):402-406.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.12.005
Transit workers constitute a blue-collar occupational group that have elevated smoking rates relative to other sectors of employed adults in the United States. This study analyzed cross-sectional tobacco survey data...
Organizational Ostracism: A Potential Framework in Order to Deal with It

Mlika M, Khelil MB, Salem NH

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):398-401.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.03.001
BACKGROUND: Organizational ostracism is defined as a violation of norms that we are suggested to acknowledge at the workplace. It results in the exclusion of one person or multiple persons,...
A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effects of Technology-aided Testing and Feedback on Physical Activity and Biological Age Among Employees in a Medium-sized Enterprise

Liukkonen , Nygård CH, Laukkanen

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):393-397.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.03.003
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that engaging technology can empower individuals to be more proactive about their health and reduce their health risks. The aim of the present intervention was...
The Effect of Various Hot Environments on Physiological Responses and Information Processing Performance Following Firefighting Activities in a Smoke-Diving Room

Hemmatjo R, Motamedzade M, Aliabadi M, Kalatpour , Farhadian

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):386-392.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.02.003
BACKGROUND: Fire service workers often implement multiple duties in the emergency conditions, with such duties being mostly conducted in various ambient temperatures. METHODS: The aim of the current study was to...
The Current Working Conditions in Ugandan Apparel Assembly Plants

Tebyetekerwa M, Akankwasa , Marriam I

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):378-385.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.01.005
BACKGROUND: The present rapid shift of industrialization from developed to developing countries requires developing countries to understand issues related to work organization, management, and working conditions. There are many factors...
Health Inequalities Among Korean Employees

Choi E

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):371-377.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.03.002
BACKGROUND: Social status might be a determinant of occupational health inequalities. This study analyzed the effects of social status on both work environments and health outcomes. METHODS: The study sample consisted...
Individual Fit Testing of Hearing Protection Devices Based on Microphone in Real Ear

Biabani A, Aliabadi M, Golmohammadi R, Farhadian

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):364-370.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.03.005
BACKGROUND: Labeled noise reduction (NR) data presented by manufacturers are considered one of the main challenging issues for occupational experts in employing hearing protection devices (HPDs). This study aimed to...
A Lower Level of Physically Demanding Work Is Associated with Excellent Work Ability in Men and Women with Neck Pain in Different Age Groups

Oliv S, Noor A, Gustafsson E, Hagberg M

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):356-363.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.03.004
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate which physical and psychosocial work demands were associated with excellent work ability in individuals with neck pain, and to investigate age...
Health and Safety at Work: Analysis from the Brazilian Documentary Film Flesh and Bone

Mendes L, dos Santos HB, Ichikawa E

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):347-355.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.01.003
BACKGROUND: The objective of this article is to make some analysis on the process of work and accidents occurring in slaughterhouses, evidenced in the Brazilian documentary film called Flesh and...
Long Working Hours in Korea: Based on the 2014 Korean Working Conditions Survey

Park J, Kim Y, Han B

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):343-346.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.05.002
BACKGROUND: Long working hours adversely affect worker safety and health. In 2004, Korea passed legislation that limited the work week to 40 hours, in an effort to improve quality-of-life and...
Workplace Violence Toward Mental Healthcare Workers Employed in Psychiatric Wards

d'Ettorre , Pellicani

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):337-342.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.01.004
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence (WPV) against healthcare workers (HCWs) employed in psychiatric inpatient wards is a serious occupational issue that involves both staff and patients; the consequences of WPV may include...
Occupational Styrene Exposure on Auditory Function Among Adults: A Systematic Review of Selected Workers

Pleban FT, Oketope O, Shrestha L

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):329-336.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.01.002
A review study was conducted to examine the adverse effects of styrene, styrene mixtures, or styrene and/or styrene mixtures and noise on the auditory system in humans employed in occupational...
Should Workers Avoid Consumption of Chilled Fluids in a Hot and Humid Climate?

Brearley M

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Dec;8(4):327-328.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.07.001
Despite provision of drinking water as the most common method of occupational heat stress prevention, there remains confusion in hydration messaging to workers. During work site interactions in a hot...

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