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Achievements, Problems, and Future Direction of the Quality Control Program for Special Periodic Health Examination Agencies in Republic of Korea

Won YL, Ko KS, Park JO, Choi YJ, Lee H, Sung JM, Lee MY

The ultimate goal of the quality control program for special periodic health examination agencies is to diagnose the health condition of a worker correctly, based on accurate examination and analysis...
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Occupationally Acquired Plasmodium knowlesi Malaria in Brunei Darussalam

Koh GJ, Ismail PK, Koh D

Simian malaria is a zoonotic disease caused by Plasmodium knowlesi infection. The common natural reservoir of the parasite is the macaque monkey and the vector is the Anopheles mosquito. Human...
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Evaluation of Hazardous Chemicals with Material Safety Data Sheet and By-products of a Photoresist Used in the Semiconductor-Manufacturing Industry

Jang M, Yoon C, Park J, Kwon O

BACKGROUND: The photolithography process in the semiconductor industry uses various chemicals with little information on their constitution. This study aimed to identify the chemical constituents of photoresist (PR) products and...
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The Effect of Occupational Noise Exposure on Serum Cortisol Concentration of Night-shift Industrial Workers: A Field Study

Zare S, Baneshi MR, Hemmatjo R, Ahmadi S, Omidvar M, Dehaghi BF

BACKGROUND: In both developed and developing countries, noise is regarded as the most common occupational hazard in various industries. The present study aimed to examine the effect of sound pressure...
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Evaluation of the Suitability of Establishing Biological Exposure Indices of Styrene

Choi AR, Im SG, Lee MY, Lee SH

BACKGROUND: This study was designed to provide logical backgrounds for the revision of biological exposure indices (BEIs) for styrene exposure in Korea. In order to investigate the correlation between airborne...
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Process Evaluation of a Mobile Weight Loss Intervention for Truck Drivers

Wipfli B, Hanson G, Anger K, Elliot DL, Bodner T, Stevens V, Olson R

BACKGROUND: In a cluster-randomized trial, the Safety and Health Involvement For Truck drivers intervention produced statistically significant and medically meaningful weight loss at 6 months (−3.31 kg between-group difference). The current manuscript...
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Occupational Exposure to Metals in Shooting Ranges: A Biomonitoring Study

Vandebroek E, Haufroid V, Smolders E, Hons L, Nemery B

BACKGROUND: Lead (Pb) exposure in shooting ranges has been reduced by various measures such as jacketed ammunition and lead-free primers. Nevertheless, this may lead to exposure to other metals, potentially...
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Association Between Burnout and Intention to Emigrate in Peruvian health-care Workers

Anduaga-Beramendi A, Beas R, Maticorena-Quevedo J, Mayta-Tristán P

BACKGROUND: Emigration of health-care workers is a problem within global health systems which affects many countries, including Peru. Several factors have caused health-care workers to emigrate, including burnout syndrome (BS)....
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Effect of Co-Driver on Job Content and Depression of Truck Drivers

Hatami A, Vosoughi S, Hosseini A, Ebrahimi H

BACKGROUND: Since the presence of a co-driver can be considered as a companion, partner, or friend for a driver through eliminating driver's loneliness, it plays a significant role in health...
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The Effects of Fatigue on Cognitive Performance in Police Officers and Staff During a Forward Rotating Shift Pattern

Taylor Y, Merat N, Jamson S

BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the effects of a forward rotating shift pattern on police employee performance and well-being. This study sought to compare sleep duration, cognitive performance, and vigilance...
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The Relationship between Firefighters' Work Demand and Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders: The Moderating Role of Task Characteristics

Kodom-Wiredu JK

BACKGROUND: Emergency workers such as firefighters are cataloged within the most demanding and injurious professions globally. Considering the health and safety implications in firefighting, a lot of research needs to...
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Investigating the Impact of Establishing Integrated Management Systems on Accidents and Safety Performance Indices: A Case Study

Laal F, Pouyakian , Madvari RF, Khoshakhlagh AH, Halvani GH

BACKGROUND: Increasing the establishment of integrated management systems (IMSs) is done with the purpose of leaving traditional management methods and replacing them with modern management methods. Thus, the present study...
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Lung Function of Grain Millers Exposed to Grain Dust and Diesel Exhaust in Two Food Markets in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria

Iyogun K, Lateef SA, Ana GR

BACKGROUND: Despite growing concern over occupational exposure to particulate matter (PM) such as grain dust and diesel exhaust, information about the exposure level and health implications among workers in small-scale...
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Quebec Serve and Protect Low Back Pain Study: What About Mental Quality of Life?

Benyamina Douma N, Côté C, Lacasse A

BACKGROUND: As of now, the impact of low back pain (LBP) and its chronic state, chronic low back pain (CLBP), on mental health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has never been...
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Influence of Work Characteristics on the Association Between Police Stress and Sleep Quality

Ma CC, Hartley TA, Sarkisian , Fekedulegn D, Mnatsakanova A, Owens S, Gu JK, Tinney-Zara C, Violanti J, Andrew ME

BACKGROUND: Police officers' stress perception, frequency of stressful events (stressors), and police work characteristics may contribute to poor sleep quality through different mechanisms. METHODS: We investigated associations of stress severity (measured...
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Health Promotion at Work: A Comparison of Policy and Practice Across Europe

Verra SE, Benzerga A, Jiao B, Ruggeri K

BACKGROUND: Promoting healthy lifestyles at work should complement workplace safety programs. This study systematically investigates current states of occupational health and safety (OHS) policy as well as practice in the...
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Occupational Safety and Health Among Young Workers in the Nordic Countries: A Systematic Literature Review

Hanvold TN, Kines P, Nykänen M, Thomée S, Holte KA, Vuori J, Wærsted M, Veiersted

This review aimed to identify risk factors for occupational accidents and illnesses among young workers in the Nordic countries and to attain knowledge on specific vulnerable groups within the young...
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A Platform of People Who are Working for Workers' Health

Kang SK

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