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An Integrated Air Monitoring Approach for Assessment of Formaldehyde in the Workplace

Dugheri S, Bonari A, Pompilio I, Colpo M, Mucci N, Arcangeli

The aim of this study is to validate an integrated air monitoring approach for assessing airborne formaldehyde (FA) in the workplace. An active sampling by silica gel impregnated with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine,...
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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity in Chemical Laboratory Workers

Pérez-Crespo J, Lobato-Cañón R, Solanes-Puchol

BACKGROUND: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is an acquired disease which etiology remains unknown. It is characterized by the development of sensitivity to certain chemical products. Most of the hypotheses formulated to...
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Respiratory Responses during Exercise in Self-contained Breathing Apparatus among Firefighters and Nonfirefighters

Hostler D, Pendergast DR

BACKGROUND: Firefighters are required to use self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which impairs ventilatory mechanics. We hypothesized that firefighters have elevated arterial COâ‚‚ when using SCBA. METHODS: Firefighters and controls performed a...
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Effect of Work on Medical Expenditures by Elderly: Findings From the Korean Health Panel 2008–2013

Hyun MK

BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to investigate the effects of work on medical expenditures by the elderly. METHODS: Data pertaining to individuals aged 65 or older collected by the Korean Health...
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Working Conditions, Job Strain, and Traffic Safety among Three Groups of Public Transport Drivers

Useche SA, Gómez V, Cendales B, Alonso F

BACKGROUND: Working conditions and psychosocial work factors have acquired an important role explaining the well-being and performance of professional drivers, including those working in the field of public transport. This...
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Impact of Psychosocial Factors on Occurrence of Medication Errors among Tehran Public Hospitals Nurses by Evaluating the Balance between Effort and Reward

Zaree TY, Nazari J, Asghary Jafarabadi M, Alinia T

BACKGROUND: Patient safety and accurate implementation of medication orders are among the essential requirements of par nursing profession. In this regard, it is necessary to determine and prevent factors influencing...
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Effect of Nurses' Emotional Labor on Customer Orientation and Service Delivery: The Mediating Effects of Work Engagement and Burnout

Han SS, Han JW, Kim YH

BACKGROUND: The emotional labor performed by organization members affects psychological well-being at the individual level, which consequently affects results at the organizational level. Moreover, despite evidence that the customer orientation...
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Interruptions, Unreasonable Tasks, and Quality-Threatening Time Pressure in Home Care: Linked to Attention Deficits and Slips, Trips, and Falls

Elfering A, Kottwitz M, Häfliger , Celik Z, Grebner S

BACKGROUND: In industrial countries, home care of community dwelling elderly people is rapidly growing. Frequent injuries in home caregivers result from slips, trips, and falls (STFs). The current study tests...
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The Influence of Safety Climate, Safety Leadership, Workload, and Accident Experiences on Risk Perception: A Study of Korean Manufacturing Workers

Oah S, Na R, Moon K

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify the influence of workers' perceived workload, accident experiences, supervisors' safety leadership, and an organization's safety climate on the cognitive and emotional...
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The Relationship Between Frequency of Injuries and Workplace Environment in Korea: Focus on Shift Work and Workplace Environmental Factors☆

Kim J

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of shift work on occupational safety in various industrial sectors. The study analyzes the effects of shift work on...
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Preliminary Investigation into Urinary 1-Hydroxypyrene as a Biomarker for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons exposure among Charcoal Workers in Ogun and Oyo States, Nigeria

Olujimi O, Ogunseye O, Oladiran K, Ajakore S

BACKGROUND: Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OHP) has been widely used as a biomarker of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in occupationally exposed workers. The objective of this study is to investigate the concentration...
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Nursing Home Employee and Resident Satisfaction and Resident Care Outcomes

Plaku-Alakbarova B, Punnett L, Gore RJ, Procare Research Team

BACKGROUND: Nursing home resident care is an ongoing topic of public discussion, and there is great interest in improving the quality of resident care. This study investigated the association between...
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Skin Protection Seminars to Prevent Occupational Skin Diseases: Results of a Prospective Longitudinal Study in Apprentices of High-risk Professions

Wilke A, Brans R, Nordheider K, Braumann A, Hübner A, Sonsmann F, John SM, Wulfhorst

BACKGROUND: Occupational skin diseases (OSDs) are frequent in professions with exposure to skin hazards. Thus, a health educational intervention for apprentices of high-risk professions was conducted. It was the aim...
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Analysis of Penalties Imposed on Organisations for Breaching Safety and Health Regulations in the United Kingdom

Arewa AO, Theophilus S, Ifelebuegu A, Farrell P

BACKGROUND: The study analyzes penalties imposed on organizations for breaching safety and health regulations. The research questions are as follows: what are the commonly breached safety and health regulations? How...
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Impact of Coping and Communication Skills Program on Physician Burnout, Quality of Life, and Emotional Flooding

Penberthy , Chhabra D, Ducar DM, Avitabile , Lynch M, Khanna S, Xu Y, Ait-Daoud , Schorling

BACKGROUND: Physician behaviors that undermine a culture of safety have gained increasing attention as health-care organizations strive to create a culture of safety and reduce medical errors. We developed, implemented,...
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Manual Handling in Aged Care: Impact of Environment-related Interventions on Mobility

Coman RL, Caponecchia C, McIntosh A

The manual handling of people (MHP) is known to be associated with high incidence of musculoskeletal disorders for aged care staff. Environment-related MHP interventions, such as appropriate seated heights to...
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Current Status and the Future of Occupational Safety and Health Legislation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Ncube F, Kanda A

This article addresses three key issues. First, the commonalities, differences, strengths, and limitations of existing occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation of low- and middle-income countries were determined. Second, required...
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