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Modern Cause and Effect Model by Factors of Root Cause for Accident Prevention in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises

Kang Y, Yang S, Patterson P

Background Factors related to root causes can cause commonly occurring accidents such as falls, slips, and jammed injuries. An important means of reducing the frequency of occupational accidents in small- to...
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Overview of Legal Measures for Managing Workplace COVID-19 Infection Risk in Several Asia-Pacific Countries

Derek M, Tsai FJ, Kim J, Tejamaya M, Putri V, Muto G, Reginald A, Phanprasit W, Granadillos N, Farid MBZ, Capule CQ, Lin YW, Park J, Chen RY, Lee KH, Park J, Hashimoto H, Yoon C, Padungtod C, Park DU

Background Despite the lack of official COVID-19 statistics, various workplaces and occupations have been at the center of COVID-19 outbreaks. We aimed to compare legal measures and governance established for managing...
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Development of Korean Version Burnout Syndrome Scale (KBOSS) Using WHO’s Definition of Burnout Syndrome

Kim HD, Park SG, Kim WH, Min KB, Min JY, Hwang SH

Background Burnout syndrome (BOS) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. This study aims...
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Selection Guide to Wearing Respirators According to Work Situations and On-site Applicability

Han DH

Background This study aims to introduce the formulation of the regulation for the selection of respirators for accident preparedness chemicals (APCs) according to chemical workplace situations and to determine on-site applicability. Methods Workplaces...
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Reliability and Validity of a Nationwide Survey (the Korean Radiation Workers Study)

Lee D, Lim WY, Park S, Jin YW, Lee WJ, Park S, Seo S

Background This study aimed to evaluate the reliability and validity of the self-administered questionnaire for Korean radiation workers. Methods From May 24, 2016, to June 30, 2017, 20,608 participants completed the questionnaire, providing...
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Critical Hazard Factors in the Risk Assessments of Industrial Robots: Causal Analysis and Case Studies

Lee K, Shin J, Lim JY

Background With the increasing demand for industrial robots and the “noncontact” trend, it is an appropriate point in time to examine whether risk assessments conducted for robot operations are performed effectively...
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Predicting Ability of Dynamic Balance in Construction Workers Based on Demographic Information and Anthropometric Dimensions

Abdolahi FH, Variani AS, Varmazyar S

Background Difficulties in walking and balance are risk factors for falling. This study aimed to predict dynamic balance based on demographic information and anthropometric dimensions in construction workers. Methods This descriptive-analytical study was...
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Demographic, Lifestyle, and Physical Health Predictors of Sickness Absenteeism in Nursing: A Meta-Analysis

Gohar B, Larivière M, Lightfoot N, Larivière C, Wenghofer E, Nowrouzi-kia B

Background Sickness absenteeism is an area of concern in nursing and is more concerning given the recent impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare. This study is one of two meta-analyses...
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Estimation of Lead Exposure Intensity by Industry Using Nationwide Exposure Databases in Korea

Koh DH, Park JH, Lee SG, Kim HC, Jung H, Kim I, Choi S, Park D

Background In a previous study, we estimated exposure prevalence and the number of workers exposed to carcinogens by industry in Korea. The present study aimed to evaluate the optimal exposure intensity...
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Fear of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention Among Egyptian Physicians

Abd-Ellatif EE, Anwar MM, AlJifri AA, El Dalatony MM

Introduction The risk of experiencing psychiatric symptoms related to the COVID-19 pandemic is high among healthcare workers whose occupations are in public health, emergency medicine, and intensive or critical care. Materials and...
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The Author Response: A Case Study on Engineering Failure Analysis of Link Chain

Kim TG, Lee SB, Lee HC

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The Association Between Long Working Hours and Infertility

Ahn J, Lee SH, Park MY, Oh SH, Lee W

Background This study aimed to investigate whether working long hours was related to infertility among female Korean workers, while taking age into consideration. Methods We used data from the 2018 National Survey on...
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A Retrospective Comparative Study of Serbian Underground Coalmining Injuries

Ivaz JS, Stojadinović SsS, Petrović DV, Stojković PZ

Background During 2011, a study was undertaken to assess safety conditions in Serbian underground coalmines by analysis of injury data. The study covered all Serbian coalmines, identified week spots from the...
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The Impact of Adverse Employment and Working Conditions on the Risk of Workplace Injury in Canada

Nadalin V, Mustard C, Smith PM

Background Employment standards (ES) include having a regular payday, regular breaks, the right to paid sick or vacation time, and paid wages. Inadequate ES contribute to the labour market vulnerability of...
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Defining a “Safe System of Work”

Caponecchia C, Wyatt A

Providing a “safe system of work” is the essence of the general duties that employers have to their employees under workplace health and safety regulations. Despite this, consistent and appropriate...
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Prevalence of Low Back Pain and Associated Risk Factors among Farmers in Jeju

Lee HJ, Oh JH, Yoo JR, Ko SY, Kang JH, Lee SK, Jeong W, Seong GM, Kang CH, Song SW

Background We aimed to investigate the prevalence of low back pain (LBP) and its associated agricultural work-related, biomechanical factors among this population. Methods We analyzed initial survey data from the Safety for Agricultural...
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Proposed Data-Driven Approach for Occupational Risk Management of Aircrew Fatigue

Seah BZQ, Gan WH, Wong SH, Lim MA, Goh PH, Singh J, Koh DSQ

Background Fatigue is pervasive, under-reported, and potentially deadly where flight operations are concerned. The aviation industry appears to lack a standardized, practical, and easily replicable protocol for fatigue risk assessment which...
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The Assessment of Occupational Injuries of Workers in Pakistan

Noman M, Mujahid N, Fatima A

Background The prevailing global work scenario and deteriorating health facilities in economies indulge the risk perspective in the labor market model. This is the reason that the risk factor is cautiously...
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Comments on a Case Study on Engineering Failure Analysis of Link Chain

Yu GY

The article by Tae-Gu Kim et al. conducted elastic FE modeling, which was inappropriate for fracture of elastic-plastic chain material (11.3% of elongation). FE analysis results and the findings in...
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