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The Use of Noise Dampening Mats to Reduce Heavy-Equipment Noise Exposures in Construction

Saleh S, Woskie S, Bello A

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):226-230.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.09.006
The performance of sound barriers was evaluated to determine their technical effectiveness and practicality in reducing noise exposures to operating engineers in construction. Commercially purchased sound dampening mats (SDMats) were...
Urinary Trans, Trans-Muconic Acid is Not a Reliable Biomarker for Low-level Environmental and Occupational Benzene Exposures

Jalai A, Ramezani Z, Ebrahim K

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):220-225.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.09.004
BACKGROUND: Benzene is a known occupational and environmental pollutant. Its urinary metabolite trans, trans-muconic acid (tt-MA) has been introduced by some environmental and occupational health regulatory associations as a biological...
Seat Pressure Distribution Characteristics During 1 Hour Sitting in Office Workers With and Without Chronic Low Back Pain

Akkarakittichoke N, Janwantanakul P

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):212-219.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.10.005
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a major problem for office workers. Individuals adopting poor postures during prolonged sitting have a considerably increased risk of experiencing LBP. This study aimed...
Non-chemical Risk Assessment for Lifting and Low Back Pain Based on Bayesian Threshold Models

Pandalai S, Wheeler MW, Lu ML

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):206-211.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.10.001
BACKGROUND: Self-reported low back pain (LBP) has been evaluated in relation to material handling lifting tasks, but little research has focused on relating quantifiable stressors to LBP at the individual...
Alteration in Leukocyte Subsets and Expressions of FcγR and Complement Receptors among Female Ragpickers in Eastern India

Mondal NK, Siddique S, Banerjee M, Roychoudhury S, Mukherjee , Slaughter , Lahiri T, Ray MR

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):198-205.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.10.004
BACKGROUND: There are a million ragpickers in India who gather and trade recyclable municipal solid wastes materials for a living. The objective of this study was to examine whether their...
Control of Industrial Safety Based on Dynamic Characteristics of a Safety Budget-Industrial Accident Rate Model in Republic of Korea

Choi GH, Loh BG

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):189-197.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.11.002
BACKGROUND: Despite the recent efforts to prevent industrial accidents in the Republic of Korea, the industrial accident rate has not improved much. Industrial safety policies and safety management are also...
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Is Associated with Gait Changes among Firefighters after a Live Burn Training Evolution

Colburn D, Suyama J, Reis SE, Hostler D

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):183-188.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.11.001
BACKGROUND: Recommendations have been proposed for minimum aerobic fitness among firefighters but it is unclear if those criteria relate to performance on the fireground. Less fit individuals fatigue more quickly...
Safety and Health Perceptions in Work-related Transport Activities in Ghanaian Industries

Atombo C, Wu C, Tettehfio , Nyamuame G, Agbo AA

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):175-182.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.10.002
BACKGROUND: With the recent rapid industrialization, occupational safety and health (OSH) has become an important issue in all industrial and human activities. However, incidents of injuries and fatality rates in...
Cancer Incidence in Asbestos-Exposed Workers: An Update on Four Finnish Cohorts

Nynäs P, Pukkala E, Vainio H, Oksa P

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):169-174.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.11.003
BACKGROUND: We assessed the cancer risks of four different Finnish asbestos-exposed cohorts. We also explored if the cohorts with varying profiles of asbestos exposure exhibited varying relative risks of cancer. METHODS:...
Recovery and Return to Work After a Pelvic Fracture

Papasotiriou AN, Prevezas N, Krikonis K, Alexopoulos EC

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):162-168.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.10.003
BACKGROUND: Pelvic ring fractures (PRFs) may influence the daily activities and quality of life of the injured. The aim of this retrospective study was to explore the functional outcomes and...
Evaluation of the Quality of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Based on Key Performance Indicators in Certified Organizations

Mohammadfam I, Kamalinia , Momeni M, Golmohammadi R, Hamidi Y, Soltanian

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):156-161.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.09.001
BACKGROUND: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems are becoming more widespread in organizations. Consequently, their effectiveness has become a core topic for researchers. This paper evaluates the performance of the...
Safety Evaluation of the Lighting at the Entrance of a Very Long Road Tunnel: A Case Study in Ilam

Mehri A, Hajizadeh , Farhang Dehghan S, Nassiri P, Jafari SM, Taheri F, Zakerian S

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):151-155.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.06.002
BACKGROUND: At the entrance of a tunnel, reflection of sunlight from the surrounding environment and a lack of adequate lighting usually cause some vision problems. The purpose of this study...
Reproductive Toxic Chemicals at Work and Efforts to Protect Workers' Health: A Literature Review

Rim KT

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):143-150.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.04.003
A huge number of chemicals are produced and used in the world, and some of them can have negative effects on the reproductive health of workers. To date, most chemicals...
Occupational Exposure to Knee Loading and the Risk of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Systematic Review and a Dose-Response Meta-Analysis

Verbeek J, Mischke C, Robinson R, Ijaz S, Kuijer P, Kievit A, Ojajärvi , Neuvonen K

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):130-142.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.02.001
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis of the knee is considered to be related to knee straining activities at work. The objective of this review is to assess the exposure dose-response relation between kneeling...
Strategies for Worksite Health Interventions to Employees with Elevated Risk of Chronic Diseases

Meng L, Wolff MB, Mattick KA, DeJoy DM, Wilson MG, Smith ML

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2017 Jun;8(2):117-129.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2016.11.004
Chronic disease rates have become more prevalent in the modern American workforce, which has negative implications for workplace productivity and healthcare costs. Offering workplace health interventions is recognized as an...

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