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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

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...
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Young Adult Street Vendors and Adverse Respiratory Health Outcomes in Bangkok, Thailand

Noomnual S, Shendell D

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,...
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Prevalence and Correlates of Current and Former Smoking among Urban Transit Workers

Cunradi CB, Moore RS, Battle RS

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...
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Organizational Ostracism: A Potential Framework in Order to Deal with It

Mlika M, Khelil MB, Salem NH

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,...
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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

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...
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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

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...
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The Current Working Conditions in Ugandan Apparel Assembly Plants

Tebyetekerwa M, Akankwasa , Marriam I

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...
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Health Inequalities Among Korean Employees

Choi E

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...
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Individual Fit Testing of Hearing Protection Devices Based on Microphone in Real Ear

Biabani A, Aliabadi M, Golmohammadi R, Farhadian

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...
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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

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...
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Health and Safety at Work: Analysis from the Brazilian Documentary Film Flesh and Bone

Mendes L, dos Santos HB, Ichikawa E

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...
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Long Working Hours in Korea: Based on the 2014 Korean Working Conditions Survey

Park J, Kim Y, Han B

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...
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Workplace Violence Toward Mental Healthcare Workers Employed in Psychiatric Wards

d'Ettorre , Pellicani

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...
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Occupational Styrene Exposure on Auditory Function Among Adults: A Systematic Review of Selected Workers

Pleban FT, Oketope O, Shrestha L

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...
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Should Workers Avoid Consumption of Chilled Fluids in a Hot and Humid Climate?

Brearley M

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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