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A Simple Proposition for Improving Industrial Hygiene Air Sampling Methods

Paik SY, Zalk DM

When conducting an exposure assessment, the primary goal of the industrial hygienist is to fully characterize the worker's exposure during a work shift to compare it with an occupational exposure...
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The Mental Health and Occupational Characteristic of Horse Stable Hand Workers in Korea

Kim KW, Lee SG, Hwang GS

The horse stable hand workers are one of the most important occupations in horse-racing industry. However, suicide problem of the horse stable hand workers in Korea has raised the necessity...
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Exposure to Particles and Nitrogen Dioxide Among Workers in the Stockholm Underground Train System

Plato N, Bigert C, Larsson BM, Alderling , Svartengren M, Gustavsson P

OBJECTIVES: Exposure to fine particles in urban air has been associated with a number of negative health effects. High levels of fine particles have been detected at underground stations in...
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Do Various Respirator Models Fit the Workers in the Norwegian Smelting Industry?

Foereland , Robertsen , Hegseth MN

BACKGROUND: Respirator fit testing is a method to assess if the respirator provides an adequate face seal for the worker. METHODS: Workers from four Norwegian smelters were invited to participate in...
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Clinical Characteristics of Disability in Patients with Indoor Air–Related Environmental Intolerance

Vuokko A, Karvala K, Suojalehto H, Lindholm H, Selinheimo S, Heinonen-Guzejev M, Leppämäki S, Cederström S, Hublin C, Tuisku K, Sainio M

BACKGROUND: Chronic nonspecific symptoms attributed to indoor nonindustrial work environments are common and may cause disability, but the medical nature of this disability is unclear. The aim was to medically...
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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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Effect of Workload on Job Stress of Ghanaian OPD Nurses: The Role of Coworker Support

Kokoroko E, Sanda MA

BACKGROUND: Although the concept of workload is important to nursing practice, only a few nursing researchers have focused on the issue of workload within the nursing context. Knowledge of how...
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Supporting Those Who Provide Support: Work-Related Resources and Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Victim Advocates

Benuto LT, Singer J, Gonzalez F, Newlands R, Hooft S

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Victim advocates are at risk of developing secondary traumatic stress (STS), which can result from witnessing or listening to accounts of traumatic events. This study investigated the relationship between...
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Design and Development of an Ergonomic Trolley-Lifter for Sheet Metal Handling Task: A Preliminary Study

Radin Umar RZ, Ahmad N, Halim I, Lee PY, Hamid M

BACKGROUND: There have been some concerns related to manual handling of large items in industry. Manual handling operations of large sheet metal may expose workers to risks related to efficiency...
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The Interaction of Cognitive Interference, Standing Surface, and Fatigue on Lower Extremity Muscle Activity

Hill CM, DeBusk H, Simpson JD, Miller BL, Knight AC, Garner JC, Wade C, Chander H

BACKGROUND: Performing cognitive tasks and muscular fatigue have been shown to increase muscle activity of the lower extremity during quiet standing. A common intervention to reduce muscular fatigue is to...
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An Instrumented Workstation to Evaluate Weight-Bearing Distribution in the Sitting Posture

Moriguchi , Sato TO, Coury HJ

BACKGROUND: Sitting posture may be related to risk factors, including inadequate weight-bearing support, particularly when maintained for long periods. Considering that body weight is loaded in a closed support system...
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Exploring the Contributory Factors of Confined Space Accidents Using Accident Investigation Reports and Semistructured Interviews

Naghavi K , Mortazavi , Asilian M , Hajizadeh

BACKGROUND: The oil and gas industry is one of the riskiest industries for confined space injuries. This study aimed to understand an overall picture of the causal factors of confined...
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In Search of a Performing Seal: Rethinking the Design of Tight-Fitting Respiratory Protective Equipment Facepieces for Users With Facial Hair

Meadwell J, Paxman-Clarke L, Terris D, Ford P

BACKGROUND: Air-purifying, tight-fitting facepieces are examples of respiratory protective equipment and are worn to protect workers from potentially harmful particulate and vapors. Research shows that the presence of facial hair...
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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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Injury Fear, Stigma, and Reporting in Professional Dancers

Vassallo A, Pappas E, Stamatakis E, Hiller CE

BACKGROUND: Professional dance is a physically demanding career path with a high injury prevalence, yet an ingrained culture of hiding or pushing through injuries. Developing better knowledge surrounding the cultural...
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Sleep Assessment During Shift Work in Korean Firefighters: A Cross-Sectional Study

Jeong KS, Ahn YS, Jang TW, Lim G, Kim HD, Cho SW, Sim CS

BACKGROUND: This cross-sectional study assessed the sleep quality using the ActiGraph and investigated the relationship between the parameters of sleep assessment and the type of shift work in Korean firefighters. METHODS:...
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From Workers to the Working-Age Population: A New Paradigm for the Occupational Health Service

Park J, Kim Y

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