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Letter to the Editor Concerning “Risk Assessment for Toluene Diisocyanate and Respiratory Disease Human Studies”

Chappelle AH

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Challengeable Legislation Against Fatal Occupational Accidents in Republic of Korea: Serious Accidents Punishment Act of Korea

Kang SK

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Author's Response to Letters to the Editor regarding “Risk Assessment for Toluene Diisocyanate and Respiratory Disease Human Studies”

Park RM

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Letter to the Editor Regarding “Risk Assessment for Toluene Diisocyanate and Respiratory Disease Human Studies”

Osman-Sypher S

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Inequalities in External-Cause Mortality in 2018 across Industries in Republic of Korea

Lim J, Ko K, Lee KE, Park JB, Lee S, Jeong I

Background External-cause mortality is an important public health issue worldwide. Considering its significance to workers’ health and inequalities across industries, we aimed to describe the state of external-cause mortality and investigate...
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Cohort Profile: Gachon Regional Occupational Cohort Study (GROCS)

Lee W, Lee Y, Lee J, Kim U, Han E, Ham S, Choi WJ, Kang SK

Background/Aims The Gachon Regional Occupational Cohort Study (GROCS) is a large-scale longitudinal study of occupational safety and health data (covering Work Environment Monitoring, Workers' Health Surveillance, and Occupational Health Service) conducted...
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Comparisons of Core Temperature Between a Telemetric Pill and Heart Rate Estimated Core Temperature in Firefighters

Pearson SJ, Highlands B, Jones R, Matthews MJ

Background Firefighters may experience high environmental temperatures or carry out intensive physical tasks, or both, which leads to increased core body temperature and risk of fatalities. Hence there is a need...
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Occupational Profile, Psychosocial Aspects, and Work Ability of Brazilian Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic: IMPPAC Cohort

Andrade MA, Castro CS, Batistão MV, Mininel VA, Sato TO

Background The IMPPAC cohort (Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychosocial aspects and work ability among Brazilian workers) seeks to understand the impact of the pandemic on Brazilian workers. This article...
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Workplace Violence in Workers with Multi-Party Employment Arrangements: Results from the Korean National Representative Survey

Yoon Y, Jung-Choi K

Background Despite a growing number of investigations exploring the health problems in precarious workers, there is still a paucity of studies investigating workplace violence in workers with multi-party employment arrangements (WMPEAs)....
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Analyzing Safety Culture in Sri Lankan Industrial Chemical Laboratories

Samaranayake AI, Nishadya S, Jayasundara UK

Background A laboratory where chemicals are handled can be considered a hazardous environment, and hence, prudent practices should be strictly enforced. If not, deadly accidents and incidents could occur due to...
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Veterinarians as a Risk Group for Zoonoses: Exposure, Knowledge and Protective Practices in Finland

Kinnunen PM, Matomäki A, Verkola M, Heikinheimo A, Vapalahti O, Kallio-kokko H, Virtala AM, Jokelainen P

Background Veterinarians may encounter a variety of zoonotic pathogens in their work. Methods We conducted two cross-sectional questionnaire studies among veterinarians in Finland. Participants were recruited during two Annual Veterinary Congresses. In 2009,...
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Association Between Work Status and the Use of Healthcare Services Among Women in the Republic of Korea

Hyun MK, Kan MY

Introduction Previous studies on occupational health focussed predominately on the occurrence of occupational diseases. Relatively few studies have measured how employment is associated with the use of healthcare services. This study...
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Do Degree Programs Affect Health Profession Students' Attitudes and Opinions Toward Vaccinations? An Italian Multicenter Study

Voglino G, Barbara A, Dallagiacoma G, Santangelo OE, Provenzano S, Gianfredi V

Background Healthcare workers' attitudes toward vaccination have been widely described in the literature, but a restricted amount of studies assessed healthcare students' knowledge, attitudes, and opinions on this issue. This study...
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Whole-Body Vibration Exposure vis-à-vis Musculoskeletal Health Risk of Dumper Operators Compared to a Control Group in Coal Mines

Kumar V, Palei SK, Karmakar NC, Chaudhary DK

Background Whole-body vibration (WBV) exposure of coal mine dumper operators poses numerous health hazards. The case-control study was aimed at assessing the relative musculoskeletal health risk of dumper operators' exposure to...
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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic: The Psychological Well-Being in a Cohort of Workers of a Multinational Company

Lovreglio P, Leso V, Riccardi E, Stufano A, Pacella D, Cagnazzo F, Ercolano ML, Iavicoli I

Background The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychological well-being (PWB) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in workers of a multinational company. Methods Employees (aged ≥18 years) were recruited...
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Internet of Things–Based Command Center to Improve Emergency Response in Underground Mines

Jha A, Verburg A, Tukkaraja P

Background Underground mines have several hazards that could lead to serious consequences if they come into effect. Acquiring, evaluating, and using the real-time data from the atmospheric monitoring system and miner's...
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Positive Factors for Return to Work After Accidents: Health Awareness, Consultation with Doctors, and Personal Characteristics of Workers

Kang D

Background Industrial accidents can determine the overall level and quality of the work environment in industries and companies that contribute to national economic development. Korea has transformed the country from an...
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Health Risk of Potato Farmers Exposed to Overuse of Chemical Pesticides in Iran

Sookhtanlou M, Allahyari MS, Surujlal J

Background Potato is the main crop of Ardabil Plain (accounting for one-fifth of potato production in Iran). Its health hazard risk to farmers is rising due to the increasing rate of...
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Impact of Long Working Hours and Shift Work on Unmet Health Care Need Among Korean Workers

Lee HE, Rhie J

Background This study aimed to identify work-related risk factors, including long working hours and night/shift work, for unmet health care need using data of a representative panel of Korean adults. Methods Associations between...
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Bioaerosol Exposure and in vitro Activation of Toll-like Receptors in a Norwegian Waste Sorting Plant

Eriksen E, Graff P, Pedersen I, Straumfors A, Afanou AK

Background The global shift toward greener societies demands new technologies and work operations in the waste-management sector. However, progressive industrial methods do not necessarily consider workers’ health. This study characterized workers'...
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