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The Influence of Organizational External Factors on Construction Risk Management among Nigerian Construction Companies

Adeleke A, Bahaudin A, Kamaruddeen AM, Bamgbade J, Salimon MG, Khan MW, Sorooshian S

BACKGROUND: Substantial empirical research has shown conflicting results regarding the influence of organizational external factors on construction risk management, suggesting the necessity to introduce a moderator into the study. The...
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Time Pressure, Time Autonomy, and Sickness Absenteeism in Hospital Employees: A Longitudinal Study on Organizational Absenteeism Records

Kottwitz M, Schade V, Burger C, Radlinger , Elfering A

BACKGROUND: Although work absenteeism is in the focus of occupational health, longitudinal studies on organizational absenteeism records in hospital work are lacking. This longitudinal study tests time pressure and lack...
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Psychological Health Problems Among Adolescent Workers and Associated Factors in Istanbul, Turkey

Koseoglu Ornek O, Esin MN

BACKGROUND: Work and work environment have a critical influence on adolescent workers' health. They are subjected to more risks than adults. The aim of this study is to examine psychological...
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Evaluation of Respiratory Protection Program in Petrochemical Industries: Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process

Kolahi H, Jahangiri , Ghaem H, Rostamabadi A, Aghabeigi , Farhadi P, Kamalinia

BACKGROUND: Respiratory protection equipment (RPE) is the last resort to control exposure to workplace air pollutants. A comprehensive respiratory protection program (RPP) ensures that RPE is selected, used, and cared...
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Chemical Risk Assessment Screening Tool of a Global Chemical Company

Tjoe-Nij E, Rochin C, Berne N, Sassi A, Leplay A

BACKGROUND: This paper describes a simple-to-use and reliable screening tool called Critical Task Exposure Screening (CTES), developed by a chemical company. The tool assesses if the exposure to a chemical...
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A Study on Prevalence and Risk Factors for Varicose Veins in Nurses at a University Hospital

Yun MJ, Kim YK, Kang DM, Kim JE, Ha WC, Jung KY, Choi HW

BACKGROUND: Lower-limb varicose veins (VVs) are common and known to have a higher prevalence among people who work in occupations requiring prolonged standing. In the Republic of Korea, however, VV-related...
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Work Sectors with High Risk for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Korean Men and Women

Park J, Kim Y, Han B

BACKGROUND: To identify work sectors with high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in Korean men and women. METHODS: We analyzed nationwide data to identify ergonomic risk factors in Korean employees....
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Green Tobacco Sickness Among Tobacco Harvesters in a Korean Village

Park SJ, Lim HS, Lee K, Yoo SJ

BACKGROUND: Green tobacco sickness (GTS), an occupational disease in tobacco harvesters, is a form of acute nicotine intoxication by nicotine absorption through the skin from the wet green tobacco plant....
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Tailoring Psychosocial Risk Assessment in the Oil and Gas Industry by Exploring Specific and Common Psychosocial Risks

Bergh LI, Leka S, Zwetsloot

BACKGROUND: Psychosocial risk management [Psychosocial Risk Management Approach (PRIMA)] has, through the years, been applied in several organizations in various industries and countries globally. PRIMA principles have also been translated...
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Determining Sincerity of Effort Based on Grip Strength Test in Three Wrist Positions

Bhuanantanondh P, Keerin Mekhora PN

BACKGROUND: Several grip strength tests are commonly used for detecting sincerity of effort. However, there is still no widely accepted standardized sincerity of effort test. Therefore, this study aimed to...
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Comparison of Safety Perception between Foreign and Local Workers in the Construction Industry in Republic of Korea

Korkmaz S, Park DJ

BACKGROUND: Since the Republic of Korea became a labor-force-importing country, the number of foreign workers has increased gradually, especially in the construction industry. The main objective of this study was...
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Human Error Probability Assessment During Maintenance Activities of Marine Systems

Islam R, Khan F, Abbassi R, Garaniya V

BACKGROUND: Maintenance operations on-board ships are highly demanding. Maintenance operations are intensive activities requiring high manemachine interactions in challenging and evolving conditions. The evolving conditions are weather conditions, workplace temperature,...
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The Development of a Risk Management System in the Field of Industrial Safety in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kudryavtsev SS, Yemelin PV, Yemelina N

BACKGROUND: The purpose of the work is to develop a system that allows processing of information for analysis and industrial risk management, to monitor the level of industrial safety and...
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Relationship Between Noise-Related Risk Perception, Knowledge, and the Use of Hearing Protection Devices Among Para Rubber Wood Sawmill Workers

Thepaksorn P, Siriwong W, Neitzel RL, Somrongthong R, Techasrivichien T

BACKGROUND: The understanding of the relationship between risk perception, knowledge, and protective behaviors could play a major role in occupational risk control and management. Research exploring how workers perceive, recognize,...
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Investigation of Floor Surface Finishes for Optimal Slip Resistance Performance

Kim IJ

BACKGROUND: Increasing the slip resistance of floor surfaces would be desirable, but there is a lack of evidence on whether traction properties are linearly correlated with the topographic features of...
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Challenges in Selecting an Appropriate Heat Stress Index to Protect Workers in Hot and Humid Underground Mines

Roghanchi , Kocsis KC

BACKGROUND: A detailed evaluation of the underground mine climate requires extensive measurements to be performed coupled to climatic modeling work. This can be labor-intensive and time-consuming, and consequently impractical for...
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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Iranian Dentists: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

ZakerJafari HR, YektaKooshali MH

BACKGROUND: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are the most important problems among professions particularly, dentists. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in various parts of the body...
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