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The Quality Control Program for Industrial Hygiene Laboratories in Korea

Park HD, Chung EK, Kim K

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):322-326.
  • doi: 10.1016/
In 1992, the quality control program was introduced in Republic of Korea to improve the reliability of the work environment monitoring, which was introduced in the 1980s. The commission entrusted...
Development of the KOSHA Proficiency Testing Scheme on Asbestos Analysis in Korea

Kwon J, Jang K, Hwang E, Kim KW

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):318-321.
  • doi: 10.1016/
This commentary presents the regulatory backgrounds and development of the national proficiency testing (PT) scheme on asbestos analysis in the Republic of Korea. Since 2009, under the amended Occupational Safety...
Indolent B-Cell Lymphoid Malignancy in the Spleen of a Man Who Handled Benzene: Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma

Lee J, Kang YJ, Ahn J, Song SH

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):315-317.
  • doi: 10.1016/
We present the case of a 45-year-old man with a history of benzene exposure who developed splenic marginal zone lymphoma. For 6 years, he had worked in an enclosed space cleaning...
Integration of Laser Scanning and Three-dimensional Models in the Legal Process Following an Industrial Accident

Eyre M, Foster P, Speake G, Coggan J

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):306-314.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: In order to obtain a deeper understanding of an incident, it needs to be investigated to “peel back the layers” and examine both immediate and underlying failures that contributed...
Effects of Spray Surfactant and Particle Charge on Respirable Coal Dust Capture

Tessum MW, Raynor PC

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):296-305.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: Surfactant-containing water sprays are commonly used in coal mines to collect dust. This study investigates the dust collection performance of different surfactant types for a range of coal dust...
Safety Climate and Occupational Stress According to Occupational Accidents Experience and Employment Type in Shipbuilding Industry of Korea

Kim KW, Park SJ, Lim HS, Cho HH

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):290-295.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: Safety climate and occupational stress are related with occupational accident. The present study tried to identify the differences in safety climate and occupational stress according to occupational accidents experience...
Musculoskeletal Disorders in Northeast Lobstermen

Fulmer S, Buchholz B, Scribani M, Jenkins P

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):282-289.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to report on the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in lobstermen in the northeast USA. METHODS: Crews were randomly selected from those licensed to fish...
Association of Amplitude and Stability of Circadian Rhythm, Sleep Quality, and Occupational Stress with Sickness Absence among a Gas Company Employees—A Cross Sectional Study from Iran

Zare R, Choobineh , Keshavarzi S

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):276-281.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: The present study was carried out to assess the relationship between sickness absence and occupational stress, sleep quality, and amplitude and stability of circadian rhythm as well as to...
Safety of Workers in Indian Mines: Study, Analysis, and Prediction

Verma S, Chaudhari

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):267-275.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: The mining industry is known worldwide for its highly risky and hazardous working environment. Technological advancement in ore extraction techniques for proliferation of production levels has caused further concern...
Cancer Risks among Welders and Occasional Welders in a National Population-Based Cohort Study: Canadian Census Health and Environmental Cohort

MacLeod JS, Harris MA, Tjepkema M, Peters PA, Demers PA

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):258-266.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: Welders are exposed to many known and suspected carcinogens. An excess lung cancer risk among welders is well established, but whether this is attributable to welding fumes is unclear....
Occupational Tasks Influencing Lung Function and Respiratory Symptoms Among Charcoal-Production Workers: A Time-Series Study

Pramchoo W, Geater AF, Jamulitrat S, Geater SL, Tangtrakulwanich B

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):250-257.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: Tasks involved in traditional charcoal production expose workers to various levels of charcoal dust and wood smoke. This study aimed to identify specific tasks influencing lung function and respiratory...
Knowledge and Risk Perceptions of Occupational Infections Among Health-care Workers in Malaysia

Subramanian GC, Arip M, Saraswathy Subramaniam T

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):246-249.
  • doi: 10.1016/
Health-care workers are at risk of exposure to occupational infections with subsequent risk of contracting diseases, disability, and even death. A systematic collection of occupational disease data is useful for...
Hazards Caused by UV Rays of Xenon Light Based High Performance Solar Simulators

Dibowski G, Esser K

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):237-245.
  • doi: 10.1016/
BACKGROUND: Solar furnaces are used worldwide to conduct experiments to demonstrate the feasibility of solar–chemical processes with the aid of concentrated sunlight, or to qualify high temperature-resistant components. In recent...
The Health and Occupation Research Network: An Evolving Surveillance System

Carder M, Hussey L, Money A, Gittins M, McNamee R, Stocks SJ, Sen D, Agius RM

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  • 2017 Sep;8(3):231-236.
  • doi: 10.1016/
Vital to the prevention of work-related ill-health (WRIH) is the availability of good quality data regarding WRIH burden and risks. Physician-based surveillance systems such as The Health and Occupation Research...

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