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

Tietäväinen A, Kuvaldina , Hæggström E

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...
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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

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...
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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

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...
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The Association of Workplace Psychosocial Factors and Musculoskeletal Pain Among Korean Emotional Laborers

Baek K, Yang S, Lee M, Chung I

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...
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The Effect of Workplace Bullying Perception on Psychological Symptoms: A Structural Equation Approach

Duru P, Ocaktan ME, Çelen U, Örsal O

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,...
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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

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,...
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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

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...
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The High-risk Groups According to the Trends and Characteristics of Fatal Occupational Injuries in Korean Workers Aged 50 Years and Above

Yi KH

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...
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A Study of Cognitive Slips According to Contaminants on the Floor

Kim JI, Park MS, Kim TG

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...
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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

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...
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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

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...
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Assessment of Sleep Deprivation and Fatigue Among Chemical Transportation Drivers in Chonburi, Thailand

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

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...
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A Method to Protect Mine Workers in Hot and Humid Environments

Sunkpal M, Roghanchi , Kocsis KC

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...
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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

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...
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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

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...
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Priority Setting for Occupational Cancer Prevention

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

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...
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Vibration and Ergonomic Exposures Associated With Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Shoulder and Neck

Charles LE, Ma CC, Burchfiel , Dong RG

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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