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Occupational Health Protection for Health Workers in China With Lessons Learned From the UK: Qualitative Interview and Policy Analysis

Xu H, Zhang M, Hudson A

Background Healthcare settings have been recognized among the most hazardous places to work. Based on the five categories of occupational hazards that were identified by the ILO and WHO, this study...
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Prevalence and Effect of Workplace Violence against Emergency Nurses at a Tertiary Hospital in Kenya: A Cross-Sectional Study

Kibunja BK, Musembi HM, Kimani RW, Gatimu SM

Introduction Workplace violence (WPV) is a major occupational and health hazard for nurses. It affects nurses' physical and psychological well-being and impacts health service delivery. We aimed to assess the prevalence...
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Safety Culture: A Retrospective Analysis of Occupational Health and Safety Mining Reports

Tetzlaff EJ, Goggins KA, Pegoraro AL, Dorman SC, Pakalnis V, Eger TR

Background In the mining industry, various methods of accident analysis have utilized official accident investigations to try and establish broader causation mechanisms. An emerging area of interest is identifying the extent...
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Occupational Health Could be the New Normal Challenge in the Trade and Health Cycle: Keywords Analysis Between 1990 and 2020

Kiran S

This brief report aims to establish the keyword content of studies on occupational health and safety—the key framework of the world of work in the trade and health domain. Data...
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Seroprevalence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 and predictors of seropositivity among employees of a teaching hospital in New Delhi, India

Sharma P, Chawla R, Bakshi R, Saxena S, Basu S, Bharti PK, Dhuria M, Singh SK, Lal P

Objectives: Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at a high risk of contracting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) due to the increased likelihood of clinical exposure during patient management. The...
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COVID -19: Protection of Workers at the Workplace in Singapore

Ng WT

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in movement restrictions being instituted globally and the cessation of work at many workplaces. However, during this period, essential services such as healthcare, law enforcement,...
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Safety Management in Norwegian Fish Farming: Current Status, Challenges, and Further Improvements

Thorvaldsen T, Størkersen K, Kongsvik T, Holmen IM

Background: Safety management is required to ensure health and safety of personnel in Norwegian fish farming. However, few studies have addressed the status and practical relevance of this risk-reducing measure. Methods:...
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Male Nurses’ Experiences of Workplace Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in South Korea: A Qualitative Study

Chang HE, Jeong S

Purpose The purpose of this study was to explore male nurses’ experiences of workplace gender discrimination and sexual harassment in South Korea. Methods Phenomenological qualitative methodology exploring male nurses’ experiences was employed to...
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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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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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Case of cardiac arrest due to carbon dioxide poisoning following an explosion of a carbon dioxide tank

Ok YB, Kim JY, Baek KJ, Lee KR, Hong DY, Park SO, Kim JW, Kim SY

Carbon dioxide is widely used for a variety of purposes. As it is a normal constituent of air, the public generally regards it as safe. Although low concentrations of carbon...
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Functional Movement Screen as a Predictor of Occupational Injury Among Denver Firefighters

Shore E, Dally M, Brooks S, Ostendorf D, Newman M, Newman L

Background: The Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) is a screening tool used to assess an individual's ability to perform fundamental movements that are necessary to do physically active tasks. The purpose...
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Factors Associated with Mental Health-related Quality of Life in Workers

Lee YJ, Noh G

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with the mental health-related quality of life (MHQoL) of Korean workers. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 192...
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A Case of Autoimmune Hepatitis after Occupational Exposure to N,N-Dimethylformamide

Jang Bo, Choi GH, Jang HY, Ahn S, Choi JK, Kim S, Lee K, Jang ES, Kim JW, Jeong SH

N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF), a widely used solvent in the chemical industry, is known to induce toxic hepatitis. However, there have been no reported cases of DMF-associated autoimmune hepatitis. A 31-year-old healthy...
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Preventing Intra-hospital Infection and Transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Health-care Workers

Gan WH, Lim JW, Koh D

Coronavirus disease 2019 poses an occupational health risk to health-care workers. Several thousand health-care workers have already been infected, mainly in China. Preventing intra-hospital transmission of the communicable disease is...
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Repeat Auditing of Primary Health-care Facilities Against Standards for Occupational Health and Infection Control: A Study of Compliance and Reliability

Cloete B, Yassi A, Ehrlich R

Background: The elevated risk of occupational infection such as tuberculosis among health workers in many countries raises the question of whether the quality of occupational health and safety (OHS) and...
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Factors Affecting the Job Performance of Occupational Health Manager at the Hospital

Ji SY, Jung HS

Purpose: To identify the importance and performance levels of health management duties, work-related and general attributes of health managers in medical institutions and analyze their impact on the performance of...
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Resilience as a Protective Factor for Suicidal Ideation among Korean Workers

Kim SM, Kim HR, Min KJ, Yoo SK, Shin YC, Kim EJ, Jeon SW

Objective This study aimed to investigate resilience as a protective factor for suicidality among Korean workers. Methods Participants were workers from 26 organizations in Korea, aged 18 to 63 years, who...
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Is Nonstandard Employment Hazardous to Workers' Health Status? A Focus on Special Employment in South Korea

Park B, Elizabeth T, Park CG

Purpose: Workers in special employment relationship (WSERs) are workers in nonstandard employment arrangements who lack worker protection accorded in standard employment arrangements. This study aimed to describe self-rated health (SRH)...
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Implementation of ISO45001 Considering Strengthened Demands for OHSMS in South Korea: Based on Comparing Surveys Conducted in 2004 and 2018

Lee J, Jung J, Yoon SJ, Byeon SH

Background According to the previous studies, the work-related accident rate decreased in Korea after the introduction of occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS), but there were several disasters in Korea...
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