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Nintendo Wii Fit-Based Sleepiness Testing is Not Impaired by Contagious Sleepiness

Tietäväinen A, Kuvaldina , Hæggström E

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Jun;9(2):236-238.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.10.004
Sleep deprivation may cause accidents, and it has deteriorating effects on health. A measurement of postural steadiness by a portable and affordable Nintendo Wii Fit balance board can be used...
Assessment of Semen Quality among Workers Exposed to Heat Stress: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Steel Industry

Hamerezaee M, Dehghan SF, Golbabaei , Fathi A, Barzegar L, Heidarnejad N

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Jun;9(2):232-235.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.07.003
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to investigate the heat stress and semen quality among male workers in a steel industry in Iran and investigate the relationship between heat stress indices...
Developing a Basic Scale for Workers' Psychological Burden from the Perspective of Occupational Safety and Health

Kim KW, Lim HC, Park JH, Park SG, Park YJ, Cho HH

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Jun;9(2):224-231.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2018.02.004
BACKGROUND: Organizations are pursing complex and diverse aims to generate higher profits. Many workers experience high work intensity such as workload and work pressure in this organizational environment. Especially, psychological...
The Association of Workplace Psychosocial Factors and Musculoskeletal Pain Among Korean Emotional Laborers

Baek K, Yang S, Lee M, Chung I

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  • 2018 Jun;9(2):216-223.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.09.004
BACKGROUND: Many studies have reported negative psychological or physical effects of emotional labor. Relationship between work-related musculoskeletal disorder and psychosocial factors has been reported. To manage organizational and psychosocial factors...
The Effect of Workplace Bullying Perception on Psychological Symptoms: A Structural Equation Approach

Duru P, Ocaktan ME, Çelen U, Örsal O

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  • 2018 Jun;9(2):210-215.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.06.010
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to determine the extent of workplace bullying perceptions among the employees of a Faculty of Medicine, evaluating the variables considered to be associated,...
Field Study of Effects of Night Shifts on Cognitive Performance, Salivary Melatonin, and Sleep

Kazemi R, Motamedzade M, Golmohammadi R, Mokarami H, Hemmatjo R, Heidarimoghadam R

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Jun;9(2):203-209.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.07.007
BACKGROUND: Night shift work is associated with many problems such as sleep deprivation, sleepiness, decreased cognitive performance, increased human errors, and fatigue. This study set out to measure cognitive performance,...
A Cross-sectional Study of Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Risk Factors in Cambodian Fruit Farm Workers in Eastern Region, Thailand

Thetkathuek A, Meepradit , Sa-ngiamsak T

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  • 2018 Jun;9(2):192-202.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.06.009
BACKGROUND: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are accumulative disorders that are most frequently found in agricultural farmers. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that affect symptoms resulting from work-related...
The High-risk Groups According to the Trends and Characteristics of Fatal Occupational Injuries in Korean Workers Aged 50 Years and Above

Yi KH

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  • 2018 Jun;9(2):184-191.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2018.01.005
BACKGROUND: Due to an increasing number of workers aged 50 years and above, the number of those employed is also on the rise, and those workers aged 50 and over...
A Study of Cognitive Slips According to Contaminants on the Floor

Kim JI, Park MS, Kim TG

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  • 2018 Jun;9(2):180-183.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.10.002
BACKGROUND: This research investigates the degrees of slipperiness felt by the participants who walk on contaminants applied to a floor surface to decide degrees of slipperiness for various contaminants. METHODS: For...
Strengthening Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Tuberculosis Prevention Capacity among South African Healthcare Workers: A Mixed Methods Study of a Collaborative Occupational Health Program

Liautaud A, Adu PA, Yassi A, Zungu M, Spiegel JM, Rawat A, Bryce EA, Engelbrecht MC

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  • 2018 Jun;9(2):172-179.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.08.004
BACKGROUND: Insufficient training in infection control and occupational health among healthcare workers (HCWs) in countries with high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) burdens requires attention. We examined the...
Safety Knowledge and Changing Behavior in Agricultural Workers: an Assessment Model Applied in Central Italy

Cecchini M, Bedini R, Mosetti D, Marino S, Stasi S

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Jun;9(2):164-171.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.07.009
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the interest in health and safety in the workplace has increased. Agriculture is one of the human work activities with the highest risk indexes. Studies on...
Assessment of Sleep Deprivation and Fatigue Among Chemical Transportation Drivers in Chonburi, Thailand

Phatrabuddha N, Yingratanasuk T, Rotwannasin P, Jaidee W, Krajaiklang N

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Jun;9(2):159-163.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.06.014
BACKGROUND: Fatigue and sleepiness are inter-related and common among road transport drivers. In this study, sleep deprivation and fatigue among chemical transportation drivers were examined. METHODS: A cross-sectional study surveying 107...
A Method to Protect Mine Workers in Hot and Humid Environments

Sunkpal M, Roghanchi , Kocsis KC

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  • 2018 Jun;9(2):149-158.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.06.011
BACKGROUND: Work comfort studies have been extensively conducted, especially in the underground and meteorological fields resulting in an avalanche of recommendations for their evaluation. Nevertheless, no known or universally accepted...
Heart Disease and Occupational Risk Factors in the Canadian Population: An Exploratory Study Using the Canadian Community Health Survey

Nowrouzi-Kia B, Li AK, Nguyen C, Casole J

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  • 2018 Jun;9(2):144-148.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.07.008
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to find temporal trends in the associations between cardiovascular disease and occupational risk factors in the context of the Canadian population. METHODS: Population data...
Development and Validation of a Practical Instrument for Injury Prevention: The Occupational Safety and Health Monitoring and Assessment Tool (OSH-MAT)

Sun Y, Arning M, Bochmann F, Börger J, Heitmann T

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  • 2018 Jun;9(2):140-143.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.07.006
BACKGROUND: The Occupational Safety and Health Monitoring and Assessment Tool (OSH-MAT) is a practical instrument that is currently used in the German woodworking and metalworking industries to monitor safety conditions...
Priority Setting for Occupational Cancer Prevention

Peters CE, Palmer AL, Telfer J, Ge CB, Hall AL, Davies HW, Pahwa M, Demers PA

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  • 2018 Jun;9(2):133-139.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.07.005
BACKGROUND: Selecting priority occupational carcinogens is important for cancer prevention efforts; however, standardized selection methods are not available. The objective of this paper was to describe the methods used by...
Vibration and Ergonomic Exposures Associated With Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Shoulder and Neck

Charles LE, Ma CC, Burchfiel , Dong RG

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  • 2018 Jun;9(2):125-132.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.10.003
BACKGROUND: According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted for 32% of all nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2014 among full-time workers. Our objective was...

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