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The association between long working hours and work-related musculoskeletal symptoms of Korean wage workers: data from the fourth Korean working conditions survey (a cross-sectional study)

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

BACKGROUND: It has been reported that long working hours are hazardous to the workers’ health. Especially, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) have been considered as one of the significant health issues...
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Changes of hemodynamic and cerebral oxygenation after exercise in normobaric and hypobaric hypoxia: associations with acute mountain sickness

Kammerer T, Faihs V, Hulde N, Bayer A, Hübner M, Brettner F, Karlen W, Kröpfl JM, Rehm M, Spengler C, Schäfer S

OBJECTIVE: Normobaric (NH) and hypobaric hypoxia (HH) are associated with acute mountain sickness (AMS) and cognitive dysfunction. Only few variables, like heart-rate-variability, are correlated with AMS. However, prediction of AMS...
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Ovarian cancer in a former asbestos textile factory worker: a case report

Park S, Park J, Lee E, Eom H, Shin MY, Kim J, Kang D, Lee S

BACKGROUND: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) defined that asbestos is a group 1 substance that causes lung cancer, mesothelioma (pleura and peritoneum), laryngeal cancer, and ovarian cancer...
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Occupational cancer claims in Korea from 2010 to 2016

Lee K, Lee S, Min J, Kim I

BACKGROUND: Research on carcinogens causing occupational cancer has been updated. Further, social interest in occupational cancer has increased. In addition, the standard for recognizing cancer as a work-related disease has...
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Factors related with quality on sleep of daytime workers

Kim BI, Yoon SY, Kim JS, Woo KH, Cho SY, Lee H, An JM

BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to identify the sleep status of daytime workers who do not work in shifts. This study analyzed factors affecting sleep duration and sleep quality. METHODS: This...
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Relationship between job stress and functional dyspepsia in display manufacturing sector workers: a cross-sectional study

Nam Y, Kwon SC, Lee YJ, Jang EC, Ahn SH

BACKGROUND: Job stress has been reported as a risk factor of psychological changes, which have been shown to be related to gastrointestinal diseases and symptoms such as functional dyspepsia. However,...
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The effect of a blue enriched white light on salivary antioxidant capacity and melatonin among night shift workers: a field study

Kazemi R, Hemmatjo R, Hamidreza

BACKGROUND: Because of their positive impact on individuals’ performance and alertness, blue enriched white light sources are gaining popularity in households and industries. However, these sources of blue light spectrum...
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Association between air pollution in the 2015 winter in South Korea and population size, car emissions, industrial activity, and fossil-fuel power plants: an ecological study

Choi H, Myong JP

BACKGROUND: Compared to 10 years ago, the ambient particulate matter 10 (PM10) and carbon monoxide (CO) levels in South Korea have decreased. However, compared to many other OECD countries, these levels...
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Acute radiation syndrome in a non-destructive testing worker: a case report

Ahn JS, Moon JD, Kang W, Lim HM, Cho S, Lim DY, Park WJ

BACKGROUND: In Korea, there were repeated radiation exposure accidents among non-destructive testing workers. Most of the cases involved local injury, such as radiation burns or hematopoietic cancer. Herein, we report...
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Relationship between simultaneous exposure to ergonomic risk factors and work-related lower back pain: a cross-sectional study based on the fourth Korean working conditions survey

Kim JY, Shin JS, Lim MS, Choi HG, Kim SK, Kang HT, Koh SB, Oh SS

BACKGROUND: It is well known that ergonomic risk factors and back pain are related. However, few studies have examined the relationship between simultaneous exposure to these risk factors and back...
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An overview of compensated work-related injuries among Korean firefighters from 2010 to 2015

Kim HD, An YS, Kim DH, Jeong KS, Ahn YS

BACKGROUND: Although one in two firefighters in South Korea have experienced work-related injuries, there are few studies which show the overview description on work-related injuries and its analysis regarding such...
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The effect of increasing the illumination on operators' visual performance in the control-room of a combined cycle power plant

Zakerian S, Yazdanirad S, Gharib S, Azam K, Zare A

BACKGROUND: Lighting is one of the environmental factors affecting the performance of the control room operators. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the control room operators’ visual...
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Performance assessment on the Korean Computerized Neurobehavioral Test using a mobile device and a conventional computer: an experimental study

Byun YS, Park SK, Sakong J, Jeon MJ

BACKGROUND: The Korean Computerized Neurobehavioral Test (KCNT) is a psychological assessment tool used as part of Workers’ Special Health Examinations in Korea. Due to the spread of mobile technology, this...
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Changes of depression and job stress in workers after merger without downsizing

Jung JI, Son JS, Kim YO, Chae CH, Kim CW, Park HO, Lee JH, Shin YH, Ha JC

BACKGROUND: Since the 1980s, restructuring, which includes downsizing, closures, mergers, and privatization, has expanded worldwide, and various studies have investigated its effect on health. However, previous studies have mainly focused...
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Prevalence and associated factors of intestinal parasitic infections among asymptomatic food handlers working at Haramaya University cafeterias, eastern Ethiopia

Marami D, Hailu K, Tolera M

BACKGROUND: Intestinal parasitic infections are major public health problems worldwide, with high prevalence in low income countries where substandard food hygiene practices are common. Asymptomatic food handlers with poor personal...
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Psychometric properties of the 10-item Conner-Davidson resilience scale on toxic chemical-exposed workers in South Korea

Shin GS, Choi KS, Jeong KS, Min YS, Ahn YS, Kim MG

BACKGROUND: Resilient individuals have a comprehensive ability to adapt to various life circumstances. Psychological resilience predicts an individual’s physiological response to stress. The 10-item Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) is a...
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Occupational stress among medical residents in educational hospitals

Ebrahimi S, Kargar Z

BACKGROUND: Occupational stress and its related psychological strain is a concern among resident doctors that may affect patient care adversely. Residents face many stresses because of their high job demands...
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The roles of doctors, nurses, and industrial hygienists in the healthcare management services in Korea: a comparison of the opinions of specialized health management institutions and entrusted enterprises

Jang BY, Kang DM, Kim YK, Kim SY, Ko KS

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify the difference of perception about the role of appointing health officers by comparing and analyzing the response of entrustment workplace (EW) and specialized health...
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Satisfaction with life and the risk of occupational injury

Park SM, Kim HC, Park SG, Jang HS, Choi G, Leem JH

BACKGROUND: Occupational injuries increase burden on society as well as personal health. Low satisfaction with life may not only increases the risk of occupational injuries directly, but also influences other...
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Thyroid cancer among female workers in Korea, 2007–2015

Kang S, Song J, Koh T, Park O, Park JT, Lee WJ

BACKGROUND: Prevalence of thyroid cancer has been increasing rapidly worldwide, especially among women. There has been a debate as to whether such an increase represents consequences of over-diagnosis or a...
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