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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Occupational Skin Disease in Korean Workers from the 2014 Korean Working Conditions Survey

Park JS, Park EK, Kim HK, Choi GS

PURPOSE: Occupational skin disease (OSD) is a commonly known occupational disease. However, epidemiological data about this condition in Korea are limited. We aimed to estimate the prevalence and risk factors...
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Controlling Painters' Exposure to Volatile Organic Solvents in the Automotive Sector of Southern Colombia

Castaño B, Ramírez V, Cancelado

BACKGROUND: Painters in the automotive sector are routinely exposed to volatile organic solvents, and the levels vary depending on the occupational health and safety controls enforced at the companies. This...
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Occupational Characteristics of Semiconductor Workers with Cancer and Rare Diseases Registered with a Workers' Compensation Program in Korea

Park DU, Choi S, Lee S, Koh DH, Kim HR, Lee KH, Park J

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the types of diseases that developed in semiconductor workers who have registered with the Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service (KWCWS)...
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Screening of Workers with Presumed Occupational Methanol Poisoning: The Applicablility of a National Active Occupational Disease Surveillance System

Eom H, Lee J, Kim EA

BACKGROUND: Methyl alcohol poisoning in mobile phone–manufacturing factories during 2015–2016 was caused by methyl alcohol use for cleaning in computerized numerical control (CNC) processes. To determine whether there were health...
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Background and Activities of the Samsung Ombudsperson Commission in Korea

Lee C, Kang SK, Kim H, Kim I

OBJECTIVES: The Samsung Ombudsperson Commission was launched as an independent third-party institution following an agreement among Samsung Electronics, Supporters for Health and Right of People in Semiconductor Industry (Banolim in...
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Effects of Injury and/or Injured Areas on Depression in Korean Patients with Industrial Injuries

Lee KH, Lee HS

PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the influence of injury and/or injured area classification on depression in patients with industrial injuries. METHODS: The participants comprised438 patients who consented to participate and...
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Effectiveness of a Workplace Smoking Cessation Program based on Self-determination Theory Using Individual Counseling and Tailored Text Messaging: A Pilot Study

Lim JH, Ha Y

PURPOSE: Adverse health effects of smoking could be made worse by worker's tobacco use, and combining tobacco use with occupational hazards could enhance the likelihood of occupational disease and injury....
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A Case Study on Workers' Compensation Approval for a Hospital Nurse's Suicide

Yi K, Choi S, Park B

PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the process from occurrence of a hospital nurse's suicide to workers' compensation approval, responses of the parties involved, issues debated during approval deliberations, and...
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The effect of earplug training on noise protection

Kim JW, Yang S, Chung I, Lee MY

BACKGROUND: Noise-induced hearing loss is an occupational disease, and workplace noise exposure is a major hazard in Korea. Although hearing protectors effectively reduce a worker's exposure to noise, their success...
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Establishment and operation of a cooperative program to identify work-related acute myeloid leukemia in a general hospital

Jung J, Choi HR, Cho BS, Park S, Myong JP, Kang MY, Kim HJ

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this report is to introduce the occupational cancer surveillance system, implemented in June 2018, and to share the results of our cooperative program. METHODS: The cooperative program...
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A case of acute organic solvent poisoning during epoxy coating

Lee S, Kim I, Park D, Song J, Lee SG

BACKGROUND: In the construction industry, maintaining health and safety of workers often challenging. Among the workers at construction sites, painters are at particular risk of respiratory diseases and neurotoxicity. However,...
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A case of extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon rupture in an automotive assembly line worker: an ergonomic evaluation through job strain index (JSI) and musculoskeletal risk factor survey

Park S, Kim J

BACKGROUND: We report a case of extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon rupture caused by repetitive motions and awkward posture on hand and wrist joints. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old right-handed man who...
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Predicting Employment Status of Injured Workers Following a Case Management Intervention

Awang H, Mansor N

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...
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Review of the recent Supreme Court decision on the causal relationship of occupational diseases

Do JH, Choe JY

A theoretical study advocated for alleviating the worker's responsibility of burden of proof to establish the causality of an occupational disease, since such a responsibility is unfair to the worker....
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Trends in the of epidemiological perspectives on the causality of occupational diseases

Myong JP, Kim H, Lee K, Chang SH

The main role of industrial accident compensation insurance is to protect injured workers and their families by providing various benefits. If a certain disease occurs due to work, the worker...
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Recent Changes to Improve the Process of Compensation of Occupational Diseases in Workers Covered by the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Act

Jang EC, Kwon SC

OBJECTIVE: We studied recent changes and improvement in compensation for occupational accidents, including the occupational diseases of workers who apply for industrial accident compensation insurance. METHODS: We reviewed the Industrial Accident...
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The Process of Compensation of Occupational Diseases in Special Populations: Public Officials, Private School Teachers and Staff, Soldiers, Fishing Crews, and Farmers

Kwon SC, Jang EC

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review the compensation and development direction of occupational accidents including occupational diseases of workers who do not apply industrial accident compensation insurance. METHODS:...
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Safety Knowledge and Changing Behavior in Agricultural Workers: an Assessment Model Applied in Central Italy

Cecchini M, Bedini R, Mosetti D, Marino S, Stasi S

BACKGROUND: In recent years, the interest in health and safety in the workplace has increased. Agriculture is one of the human work activities with the highest risk indexes. Studies on...
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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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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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