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Developing Asbestos Job Exposure Matrix Using Occupation and Industry Specific Exposure Data (1984–2008) in Republic of Korea

Choi S, Kang D, Park D, Lee H, Choi B

BACKGROUND: The goal of this study is to develop a general population job-exposure matrix (GPJEM) on asbestos to estimate occupational asbestos exposure levels in the Republic of Korea. METHODS: Three Korean...
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Occupational Heat Stress Impacts on Health and Productivity in a Steel Industry in Southern India

Krishnamurthy M, Ramalingam P, Perumal K, Kamalakannan LP, Chinnadurai J, Shanmugam , Srinivasan K, Venugopal

BACKGROUND: Workers laboring in steel industries in tropical settings with high ambient temperatures are subjected to thermally stressful environments that can create well-known risks of heat-related illnesses and limit workers’...
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Exercise Self-Efficacy as a Mediator between Goal-Setting and Physical Activity: Developing the Workplace as a Setting for Promoting Physical Activity

Iwasaki Y, Honda S, Kaneko S, Kurishima , Honda A, Kakinuma A, Jahng D

BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) is ranked as a leading health indicator and the workplace is a key setting to promote PA. The purpose of this study was to examine how...
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Beating Obesity: Factors Associated with Interest in Workplace Weight Management Assistance in the Mining Industry

Street TD, Thomas DL

BACKGROUND: Rates of overweight and obese Australians are high and continue to rise, putting a large proportion of the population at risk of chronic illness. Examining characteristics associated with preference...
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Respiratory Disorders Among Workers in Slaughterhouses

Kasaeinasab A, Jahangiri , Karimi A, Tabatabaei HR, Safari S

BACKGROUND: Workers in slaughterhouses are exposed to a wide range of biological contaminants, such as bacteria and fungi, due to their working environment. This study aimed to assess the prevalence...
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Effort–reward Imbalance at Work, Parental Support, and Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents: A Cross-sectional Study from Chinese Dual-earner Families

Li J, Loerbroks , Siegrist J

BACKGROUND: In contemporary China, most parents are dual-earner couples and there is only one child in the family. We aimed to examine the associations of parents' work stress with suicidal...
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Do Personality and Organizational Politics Predict Workplace Victimization? A Study among Ghanaian Employees

Amponsah-Tawiah K, Annor F

BACKGROUND: Workplace victimization is considered a major social stressor with significant implications for the wellbeing of employees and organizations. The aim of this study was to examine the influences of...
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The Impact of Job Stress and Job Satisfaction on Workforce Productivity in an Iranian Petrochemical Industry

Hoboubi N, Choobineh , Kamari Ghanavati F, Keshavarzi S, Akbar Hosseini A

BACKGROUND: Job stress and job satisfaction are important factors affecting workforce productivity. This study was carried out to investigate the job stress, job satisfaction, and workforce productivity levels, to examine...
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Effectiveness of Direct Safety Regulations on Manufacturers and Users of Industrial Machines: Its Implications on Industrial Safety Policies in Republic of Korea

Choi GH

BACKGROUND: Despite considerable efforts made in recent years, the industrial accident rate and the fatality rate in the Republic of Korea are much higher than those in most developed countries...
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Status of Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity in Veterinary Research Facilities in Nigeria

Odetokun I, Jagun-Jubril AT, Onoja BA, Wungak YS, Raufu IA, Chen JC

BACKGROUND: This study determined current status of laboratory biosafety in Nigerian veterinary research facilities. METHODS: A questionnaire was developed to obtain information from researchers across Nigeria from July 2014 to July...
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Simulation and Damage Analysis of an Accidental Jet Fire in a High-Pressure Compressed Pump Shelter

Jang CB, Choi SW

BACKGROUND: As one of the most frequently occurring accidents in a chemical plant, a fire accident may occur at any place where transfer or handling of combustible materials is routinely...
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Associations Between Body Fat Percentage and Fitness among Police Officers: A Statewide Study

Violanti J, Ma CC, Fekedulegn D, Andrew ME, Gu JK, Hartley TA, Charles LE, Burchfiel

BACKGROUND: Police work is generally sedentary although there may be situations that require physical endurance and strength, such as foot chases and arresting suspects. Factors such as excessive body fat...
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Establishing a Policy Framework for the Primary Prevention of Occupational Cancer: A Proposal Based on a Prospective Health Policy Analysis

Veglia A, Pahwa M, Demers PA

BACKGROUND: Despite our knowledge of the causes of cancer, millions of workers are involuntarily exposed to a wide range of known and suspected carcinogens in the workplace. To address this...
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Exploring Supervisor-Related Job Resources as Mediators between Supervisor Conflict and Job Attitudes in Hospital Employees

Elfering A, Gerhardt C, Grebner S, Müller U

BACKGROUND: Conservation of resources theory assumes loss of resources as a cause of job strain. In hospital work, conflicts with supervisors are tested to predict lower resources, that is, supervisory...
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Human Body Mechanics of Pushing and Pulling: Analyzing the Factors of Task-related Strain on the Musculoskeletal System

Argubi-Wollesen A, Wollesen B, Leitner M, Mattes K

The purpose of this review is to name and describe the important factors of musculoskeletal strain originating from pushing and pulling tasks such as cart handling that are commonly found...
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A Review of Mercury Exposure and Health of Dental Personnel

Nagpal N, Bettiol SS, Isham A, Hoang H, Crocombe L

Considerable effort has been made to address the issue of occupational health and environmental exposure to mercury. This review reports on the current literature of mercury exposure and health impacts...
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