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Types and Health Hazards of Fibrous Materials Used as Asbestos Substitutes

Park SH

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):360-364.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2018.05.001
Asbestos has been banned in many countries but many countries, including developing countries, are still using asbestos or materials containing asbestos. Substitute materials have been studied and developed over a...
Exposure Assessment for Toxic Hepatitis Caused by HCFC-123

Kim KW, Park HD, Jang K, Ro J

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):356-359.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2018.04.004
This case report attempts to present a case of acute toxic hepatitis in fire extinguisher manufacturing workers exposed to 2,2-dichloro-1,1,1-trifluoro-ethane (HCFC-123) in August 2017 in Korea. Twenty-two-year-old male workers were...
The “Warm Zone” Cases: Environmental Monitoring Immediately Outside the Fire Incident Response Arena by Firefighters

Caban-Martinez AJ, Kropa B, Niemczyk N, Moore KJ, Baum J, Solle NS, Sterling D, Kobetz EN

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):352-355.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.12.003
Hazardous work zones (i.e., hot, warm, and cold) are typically established by emergency response teams during hazardous materials (HAZMAT) callsbut less consistently for fire responses to segment personnel and response...
Predicting Employment Status of Injured Workers Following a Case Management Intervention

Awang H, Mansor N

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):347-351.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.11.001
BACKGROUND: The success of an injury intervention program can be measured by the proportion of successful return to work (RTW). This study examined factors of successful return to employment among...
Prevalence and Forms of Workplace Bullying Among Health-care Professionals in Cyprus: Greek Version of “Leymann Inventory of Psychological Terror” Instrument

Zachariadou T, Zannetos S, Chira SE, Gregoriou , Pavlakis A

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):339-346.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.11.003
BACKGROUND: Workplace bulling is a pervasive phenomenon with negative consequences for the health of victims and the productivity of organizations. The aim of this study was to measure the prevalence...
The Factorial Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Persian Effort-Reward Imbalance Questionnaire

Babamiri M, Siegrist J, Zemestani

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):334-338.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.10.001
BACKGROUND: With global changes in the current state of work and employment, the role of health-adverse psychosocial work environments has received increasing attention in developed as well as in rapidly...
Assessments of Physical Workload in Sonography Tasks Using Inclinometry, Goniometry, and Electromyography

Simonsen J, Dahlqvist , Enquist H, Nordander , Axmon A, Arvidsson

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):326-333.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.08.007
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography involves strenuous postures of the upper limbs. This study explored the physical workload in the neck and upper limbs in sonographers performing echocardiography, and the extent to which...
Effects of Shoulder Taping on Discomfort and Electromyographic Responses of the Neck While Texting on a Touchscreen Smartphone

Areeudomwong P, Oapdunsalam K, Havicha Y, Tantai S, Buttagat V

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):319-325.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.07.004
BACKGROUND: Prolonged neck flexion during smartphone use is known as a factor of neck pain and alteration of neck muscle activity. Studies on the effects of shoulder taping on neck...
Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Greek Physiotherapists: Traditional and Emerging Risk Factors

Anyfantis , Biska A

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):314-318.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.09.003
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the health industry are quite common, however, there have only been a few studies regarding physiotherapists, while in Greece, there is an apparent lack of...
An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Behaviour Based Safety Initiative card system at a cement manufacturing company in Zimbabwe

Nunu WN, Kativhu T, Moyo P

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):308-313.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.09.002
BACKGROUND: A behavior-based safety initiative card-issuing system was introduced at a cement-manufacturing company in Zimbabwe in 2008 to try and curb accident occurrence. The purpose of this study was to...
Assessing Reliability and Validity of an Instrument for Measuring Resilience Safety Culture in Sociotechnical Systems

Shirali G, Shekari M, Angali KA

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):296-307.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.07.010
BACKGROUND: Safety culture, acting as the oil necessary in an efficient safety management system, has its own weaknesses in the current conceptualization and utilization in practice. As a new approach,...
Mesothelioma in Sweden: Dose–Response Analysis for Exposure to 29 Potential Occupational Carcinogenic Agents

Plato N, Martinsen , Kjaerheim , Kyyronen P, Sparen P, Weiderpass E

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):290-295.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2018.04.003
BACKGROUND: There is little information on the dose–response relationship between exposure to occupational carcinogenic agents and mesothelioma. This study aimed to investigate this association as well as the existence of...
A Case Study of the Effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Operational Fire Service Personnel Within the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Khan K, Charters J, Graham TL, Nasriani H, Ndlovu S, Mai J

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):277-289.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.11.002
BACKGROUND: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS), the subject of this evaluative research document employs 1400 people. 80% of employees are operational firefighters and officers whom operate across a range...
An Analytic Framework to Assess Organizational Resilience

Patriarca , Di Gravio , Costantino F, Falegnami , Bilotta F

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):265-276.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.10.005
BACKGROUND: Resilience engineering is a paradigm for safety management that focuses on coping with complexity to achieve success, even considering several conflicting goals. Modern sociotechnical systems have to be resilient...
The Balance Between Safety and Productivity and its Relationship with Human Factors and Safety Awareness and Communication in Aircraft Manufacturing

Karanikas , Melis DJ, Kourousis

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):257-264.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2017.09.001
BACKGROUND: This paper presents the findings of a pilot research survey which assessed the degree of balance between safety and productivity, and its relationship with awareness and communication of human...
Review for Retrospective Exposure Assessment Methods Used in Epidemiologic Cancer Risk Studies of Semiconductor Workers: Limitations and Recommendations

Park D

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):249-256.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2018.05.005
This article aims to provide a systematic review of the exposure assessment methods used to assign wafer fabrication (fab) workers in epidemiologic cohort studies of mortality from all causes and...
Multiple Exposures and Coexposures to Occupational Hazards Among Agricultural Workers: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies

Nguyen TH, Bertin M, Bodin J, Fouquet N, Bonvallot , Roquelaure Y

  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2018 Sep;9(3):239-248.
  • doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2018.04.002
BACKGROUND: Workers may be exposed to various types of occupational hazards at the same time, potentially increasing the risk of adverse health outcomes. The aim of this review was to...

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