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Association between working time quality and self-perceived health: analysis of the 3rd Korean working conditions survey (2011)

Jung J, Kim G, Kim K, Paek D, Cho SI

BACKGROUND: Self-perceived health, a subjective assessment of one's health condition, is an important health indicator at the level of quality of life. In this study, working time quality refer to...
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Reticulocytosis in screen-printing workers exposed to 2-butoxyethanol and 2-ethoxyethanol

Song SH, Kang SK, Choi WJ, Kwak KM, Lee DH, Kang DY, Lee SH

BACKGROUND: Studies on the hematologic toxicity of ethylene glycol ethers in humans are limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the association between exposure to solvents (containing...
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Factors increasing the risk for psychosocial stress among Korean adults living in rural areas: using generalized estimating equations and mixed models

Nam JH, Lim MS, Choi HK, Kim JY, Kim SK, Oh SS, Koh SB, Kang HT

BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to analyze the distribution of the psychosocial well-being index among adults living in two rural communities in Korea and to examine its correlation with lifestyle...
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Carbon disulfide exposure estimate and prevalence of chronic diseases after carbon disulfide poisoning-related occupational diseases

Chung H, Youn K, Kim K, Park K

BACKGROUND: In Korea, Carbon disulfide (CS2) toxicity was an important social problem from the late 1980s to the early 1990s but there have been few large-scale studies examining the prevalence...
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Relationship of activities outside work to sleep and depression/anxiety disorders in Korean workers: the 4th Korean working condition survey

Jung SW, Lee KJ, Lee HS, Kim GH, Lee JG, Kim JJ, Lee JH

BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders and depression/anxiety disorders are long-standing and significant problem for mental health. Also there are already known so many negative health effect of these disorders. But there were...
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Dermal and neural toxicity caused by acrylamide exposure in two Korean grouting workers: a case report

Kim H, Lee SG, Rhie J

BACKGROUND: Peripheral neuritis caused by acrylamide is well-known, and many Korean grouting workers are frequently exposed to acrylamide in grouting agents that are injected into cracked concrete. We recently encountered...
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The relationship between spontaneous abortion and female workers in the semiconductor industry

Kim H, Kwon HJ, Rhie J, Lim S, Kang YD, Eom SY, Lim H, Myong JP, Roh S

BACKGROUND: This study investigated the relationship between job type and the risk for spontaneous abortion to assess the reproductive toxicity of female workers in the semiconductor industry. METHODS: A questionnaire survey...
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Sleepiness while driving and shiftwork patterns among Korean bus drivers

Lee S, Kim HR, Byun J, Jang T

BACKGROUND: Sleepiness while driving has been regarded as a major cause of death due to traffic accidents. We compared the degree of sleepiness across five different working time periods (first,...
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The association between cadmium and lead exposure and blood pressure among workers of a smelting industry: a cross-sectional study

An HC, Sung JH, Lee J, Sim CS, Kim SH, Kim Y

BACKGROUND: Lead and cadmium are harmful heavy metals that are used for a variety of occupational purposes. Considering their potentially hazardous effects on health, studies on the association between exposure...
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The association between perceived discriminations and well-being in Korean employed workers: the 4th Korean working conditions survey

Lee HS, Kim GH, Jung SW, Lee JH, Lee KJ, Kim JJ

BACKGROUND: Around the globe, discrimination has emerged as a social issue requiring serious consideration. From the perspective of public health, the impact of discrimination on the health of affected individuals...
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A case of generalized argyria presenting with muscle weakness

Jung I, Joo EJ, Suh BS, Ham CB, Han JM, Kim YG, Yeom JS, Choi JY, Park JH

BACKGROUND: Argyria is a rare irreversible cutaneous pigmentation disorder caused by prolonged exposure to silver. Herein, we report a case of generalized argyria that developed after chronic ingestion of soluble...
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Estimations of the lethal and exposure doses for representative methanol symptoms in humans

Moon CS

BACKGROUND: The aim of this review was to estimate the lethal and exposure doses of a representative symptom (blindness) of methanol exposure in humans by reviewing data from previous articles. METHODS:...
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Association between supervisors' behavior and wage workers' job stress in Korea: analysis of the fourth Korean working conditions survey

Kang SU, Ye BJ, Kim B, Kim JI, Kim JW

BACKGROUND: In modern society, many workers are stressed. Supervisors' support or behavior can affect the emotional or psychological part of the worker. The purpose of this study is to investigate...
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Relationship between dietary factors and bisphenol a exposure: the second Korean National Environmental Health Survey (KoNEHS 2012–2014)

Park JS, Kim S, Park M, Kim Y, Lee H, Choi H, Lim S

BACKGROUND: This study was aimed at finding out the exposure level of bisphenol A (BPA), a well-known endocrine disruptor, in relation to dietary factors using a data representing the Korean...
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Characteristics of occupational musculoskeletal disorders of five sectors in service industry between 2004 and 2013

Choi HW, Kim YK, Kang DM, Kim JE, Jang BY

BACKGROUND: ‘Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs)' have been mostly reported in the manufacturing industry but recently the occurrence of industrial injuries has been constantly increasing in the service industry. This...
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Psychological effects of a disastrous hydrogen fluoride spillage on the local community

Yoo SH, Yoon SY, Woo KH, Kim JS, Cho SY, Lee SS, Lim HS, Ahn YS, Yang WH

BACKGROUND: On September 27, 2012, at 3:43 pm, a hydrogen fluoride spill occurred in a manufacturing plant located at the 4th complex of the Gumi National Industrial Complex in Gumi City,...
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Association between shift work and microalbuminuria: data from KNHANES(2012–2014)

Kang EK, Kang GH, Uhm JY, Choi YG, Kim SY, Chang SS, Kim HR

BACKGROUND: Shift work disturbs workers' biological clocks and this condition can cause various health problems including cardiovascular disease. The elevated albuminuria level has been significantly associated with the risk of...
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Insomnia and hearing impairment among occupational noise exposed male workers

Lim HM, Kang W, Park WJ, Jang KH, Ann JS, Moon JD

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between insomnia and hearing impairment among workers exposed to occupational noise. METHODS: This study included 809 male workers exposed to...
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What causes the experience of discrimination in non-regular workers?

Kang SH, Song JH, Koh TH, Paek DM, Park JT, Chun H

BACKGROUND: Discrimination based on type of employment against non-regular workers is still a social issue. However, there are few studies on job factors that affect the discrimination experience in each...
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The relationship between emotional labor status and workplace violence among toll collectors

Joo Y, Rhie J

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify the emotional labor and workplace violence status among toll collectors by assessing and comparing the same with that in workers in other service occupation....
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