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July 6, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29984739/management-of-occupational-noise-induced-hearing-loss-in-the-mining-sector-in-south-africa-where-are-the-audiologists
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Nomfundo Moroe, Katijah Khoza-Shangase
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to explore the scope of practice for occupational audiologists in the mining industry and the audiologists' involvement in hearing conservation programmes in South African mines. Additionally, this study investigated the mining industry's role in the audiologists' involvement, and assessed the audiologists' levels of preparedness for working in occupational audiology. METHODS: In-depth, qualitative telephone and face-to face interviews were conducted with seven occupational audiologists involved in the management of occupational, noise-induced hearing loss (ONIHL) in the South African mining sector...
July 6, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29899198/guidelines-for-personal-exposure-monitoring-of-chemicals-part-vi
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Haruo Hashimoto, Kenichi Yamada, Hajime Hori, Shinji Kumagai, Masaru Murata, Toshio Nagoya, Hirohiko Nakahara, Nobuyuki Mochida
This Document, "Guidelines for personal exposure monitoring of chemicals" ("this Guideline"), has been prepared by "The Committee for Personal Exposure Monitoring" ("the Committee") of the Expert Division of Occupational Hygiene & Ergonomics, Japan Society for Occupational Health. Considering the background of the growing importance of personal exposure monitoring in risk assessment and the need to prepare for the introduction of monitoring using personal samplers from an administrative perspective in recent years, the Committee was organized in November 2012...
June 14, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29899197/profiling-the-metabolic-fitness-of-a-special-operations-police-unit
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Danny Maupin, Jeremy Robinson, Thomas Wills, Shane Irving, Ben Schram, Rob Orr
OBJECTIVES: Fitness is essential to specialist police forces, who have higher occupational demands than general police, and vital to performance and mission success. However, little research has been done profiling the metabolic fitness of these units and how they compare to other populations. The objective of this study was to profile the aerobic fitness of a specialist police unit. METHODS: Body weight was measured to account for any impact on metabolic fitness, while VO2 max was estimated via number of shuttles completed on the 20m Progressive Shuttle Run Test (PSRT) (n=47) on two dates one calendar year apart...
June 14, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29899196/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-after-an-electrical-injury-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Yi-Sin Wong, Cheung-Ter Ong, Yi-Ying Hsieh, Tuey-Wen Hung, How-Ran Guo
INTRODUCTION: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is prevalent in workers who utilize hand-held vibration tools, engage in tasks involving repetitive wrist movements, and suffer from wrist overuse. Although electrical injuries involving the median nerve are a relatively rare but plausible cause of CTS, the related literature is limited. Here, we report a case of CTS in which the symptoms developed after an electrical injury, and review the related literature. CASE SUMMARY: The patient was a right-handed male electrician who often used hand tools but had no symptoms of CTS before the injury, with the left hand as the point of entry...
June 14, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29877200/qualitative-and-quantitative-differences-between-common-occupational-health-risk-assessment-models-in-typical-industries
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Fang Tian, Meibian Zhang, Lifang Zhou, Hua Zou, Aihong Wang, Mo Hao
OBJECTIVE: The differences in the methodologies of various occupational health risk assessment (OHRA) models have not been extensively reported. We aimed to understand the qualitative and quantitative differences between common OHRA models in typical industries. METHODS: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Australian, Romanian, Singaporean, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) models were evaluated, and a theoretical framework was established for a comparative study...
June 5, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743392/a-health-behavior-screening-tool-for-non-specific-neck-pain-in-office-workers-a-1-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Kantheera Areerak, Allard J van der Beek, Prawit Janwantanakul
OBJECTIVE: One effective strategy for management of musculoskeletal disorders is self-management based on the biopsychosocial model. Self-management requires patients to have adequate health literacy, defined as the individual's ability to seek, understand, and utilize health information. Recently, the neck pain-specific health behavior for office workers (NHBOW) questionnaire was developed based upon a conceptual framework of health literacy. The content in the NHBOW relates to the work and exercise behaviors of office workers...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743391/short-sleep-duration-among-thai-nurses-influences-on-fatigue-daytime-sleepiness-and-occupational-errors
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Jindarat Chaiard, Jirawan Deeluea, Benjamas Suksatit, Wanpen Songkham, Nonglak Inta
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to: 1) describe sleep duration, fatigue, daytime sleepiness, and occupational errors among Thai nurses and 2) explore the influence of sleep duration on fatigue, daytime sleepiness, and occupational errors. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was implemented. A convenience sample of 233 full-time nurses with at least one year of work experience was recruited to participate in the study. Data were collected using self-reported questionnaires and 1-week sleep diaries...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743390/association-between-occupational-clusters-and-allergic-rhinitis-in-the-korean-population-analysis-of-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-data
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Sungjin Park, Pil Kyun Jung, Myungsup Choi, Hongdeok Seok, Hansol Kim, Sung-Soo Oh, Sang-Baek Koh
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the association between occupational clusters and allergic rhinitis (AR). METHODS: The study was based on data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES: 2007-2015). This study included 46,965 individuals: 20,491 men and 26,474 women. AR was defined as having been diagnosed by a physician. Occupations were classified according to occupational characteristics and skill levels into white (chief executives, senior officials, legislators, managers, professionals, and technicians), pink (clerks, clerical support workers, services and sales workers), blue (craft and related trades workers, drivers, plant and machine operators, assemblers, elementary occupation workers), and green (skilled agricultural, forestry, and fishery workers) categories...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743389/an-epidemic-of-bladder-cancer-ten-cases-of-bladder-cancer-in-male-japanese-workers-exposed-to-ortho-toluidine
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Makiko Nakano, Kazuyuki Omae, Toru Takebayashi, Shigeru Tanaka, And Shigeki Koda
BACKGROUND: ortho-Toluidine (OT) was listed as a Group 1 carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2012 based on epidemiological observations of workers co-exposed to OT and aromatic amines. From 2014 to 2017, several cases of bladder cancer (BCa) secondary to occupational exposure, primarily to OT, were detected in Japan. OBJECTIVE: To describe 10 cases of BCa in male Japanese workers exposed primarily to OT at two plants that produce organic dye and pigment intermediates...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669968/guidelines-for-personal-exposure-monitoring-of-chemicals-part-v
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Haruo Hashimoto, Kenichi Yamada, Hajime Hori, Shinji Kumagai, Masaru Murata, Toshio Nagoya, Hirohiko Nakahara, Nobuyuki Mochida
This Document, "Guidelines for personal exposure monitoring of chemicals" ("this Guideline"), has been prepared by "The Committee for Personal Exposure Monitoring" ("the Committee") of the Expert Division of Occupational Hygiene & Ergonomics, Japan Society for Occupational Health. Considering the background of the growing importance of personal exposure monitoring in risk assessment and the need to prepare for the introduction of monitoring using personal samplers from an administrative perspective in recent years, the Committee was organized in November 2012...
May 25, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563368/associations-among-job-demands-and-resources-work-engagement-and-psychological-distress-fixed-effects-model-analysis-in-japan
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Takashi Oshio, Akiomi Inoue, Akizumi Tsutsumi
OBJECTIVES: We examined the associations among job demands and resources, work engagement, and psychological distress, adjusted for time-invariant individual attributes. METHODS: We used data from a Japanese occupational cohort survey, which included 18,702 observations of 7,843 individuals. We investigated how work engagement, measured by the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale, was associated with key aspects of job demands and resources, using fixed-effects regression models...
May 25, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563367/comparison-of-accelerometer-measured-sedentary-behavior-and-light-and-moderate-to-vigorous-intensity-physical-activity-in-white-and-blue-collar-workers-in-a-japanese-manufacturing-plant
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Noritoshi Fukushima, Makiko Kitabayashi, Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Sasai, Koichiro Oka, Yoshio Nakata, Shigeho Tanaka, Shigeru Inoue
OBJECTIVE: The times spent in sedentary behavior (SB) and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) are independently associated with health outcomes; however, objective data on physical activity levels including SB among different occupations is limited. We compared accelerometer-measured times spent in SB, light-intensity physical activity (LPA), and MVPA, and the patterns associated with prolonged bouts of SB between white- and blue-collar workers. METHODS: The study population consisted of 102 full-time plant workers (54 white-collar and 48 blue-collar) who wore a triaxial accelerometer during waking hours for 5 working days...
May 25, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563366/what-are-the-new-challenges-goals-and-tasks-of-occupational-health-in-china-s-thirteenth-five-year-plan-13th-fyp-period
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Bing Wang, Chao Wu, Liangguo Kang, Lang Huang, Wei Pan
OBJECTIVE: In recent years, the Chinese government has attached great importance to occupational health under the guidance of people-oriented concept. This paper introduces the current status and future development of occupational health in China's Thirteenth Five-Year Plan (13th FYP) period (2016-2020) to promote the cooperation and exchange on occupational health between China and other countries. METHODS: We collected statistical data about occupational diseases and information addressing occupational diseases...
May 25, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563365/potential-asbestos-exposure-among-patients-with-primary-lung-cancer-in-japan
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Akihiko Tamura, Mitsuhiko Funakoshi, Naw Awn J-P, Kichinori Hasegawa, Atsushi Ishimine, Akio Koike, Noriyuki Tannai, Masami Fujii, Makoto Hattori, Harukazu Hirano, Kenji Nakamura, Masanobu Funakoshi, Kazuhiko Satomi, Yoshihito Yamashita, Yasuma Fukuchi, Narufumi Suganuma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the extent of asbestos exposure among patients with primary lung cancer in Japan. METHODS: A retrospective estimation of potential asbestos-exposed individuals, as determined by the presence of pleural plaques identified on chest computed tomography (CT), was conducted on 885 pathologically confirmed primary lung cancer patients (mean age 71.3 years, 641 males). All patients were diagnosed at 29 hospitals across Japan between 2006 and 2007...
May 25, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563364/control-banding-assessment-of-workers-exposure-to-indium-and-its-compounds-in-13-japanese-indium-plants
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Ichiro Higashikubo, Heihachiro Arito, Kenji Ando, Akihiro Araki, Hidesuke Shimizu, Haruhiko Sakurai
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess workers' exposure to indium and its compounds in 55 indium-handling operations among 13 Japanese plants. The surveyed plants were selected from indium-manufacturing plants whose annual indium production exceeded 500 kg. METHODS: The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Essentials control banding toolkit, which contains simple scales for hazard levels, quantities in daily use, and "dustiness" characteristics, was used to assess generic risks of indium-handling operations...
May 25, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311437/cross-sectional-internet-based-survey-of-japanese-permanent-daytime-workers-sleep-and-daily-rest-periods
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Hiroki Ikeda, Tomohide Kubo, Takeshi Sasaki, Xinxin Liu, Tomoaki Matsuo, Rina So, Shun Matsumoto, Takashi Yamauchi, Masaya Takahashi
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the sleep quantity, sleep quality, and daily rest periods (DRPs) of Japanese permanent daytime workers. METHODS: Information about the usual DRP, sleep quantity, and sleep quality (Japanese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index: PSQI-J) of 3,867 permanent daytime workers in Japan was gathered through an Internet-based survey. This information was analyzed and divided into the following eight DRP groups: <10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and ≥16 h...
May 25, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311436/legionnaires-disease-as-an-occupational-risk-related-to-decontamination-work-after-the-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-a-case-report
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Toyoaki Sawano, Masaharu Tsubokura, Akihiko Ozaki, Claire Leppold, Shigeaki Kato, Toshiyuki Kambe
OBJECTIVES: Legionnaires' disease (LD), which is atypical pneumonia with a broad variety of clinical symptoms, can lead to death despite its low incidence. There are multiple risk factors for LD, yet little information is available concerning what kind of environmental factors are linked to higher risk of LD development. We have experienced a fatal case of LD, which occurred in a decontamination worker after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. CASE: A 53-year-old Japanese male visited our hospital with symptoms of fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and altered mental status, but not with respiratory manifestations...
May 25, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669967/the-impact-of-night-shift-work-on-platelet-function-in-healthy-medical-staff
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Tomoko Nakao, Atsushi Yasumoto, Suzumi Tokuoka, Yoshihiro Kita, Takuya Kawahara, Masao Daimon, Yutaka Yatomi
OBJECTIVES: Rotating shift work has been reported to increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Vascular endothelial dysfunction and platelet activation are among the leading causes of thrombus formation in patients with myocardial infarction or stroke. Endothelial function has been shown to be impaired immediately after night-shift work; however, it is not known whether platelets are also activated. The aim of this study was to investigate the acute impact of night-shift work on platelet function...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669966/effect-of-the-national-stress-check-program-on-mental-health-among-workers-in-japan-a-1-year-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kotaro Imamura, Yumi Asai, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Akizumi Tsutsumi, Akihito Shimazu, Akiomi Inoue, Hisanori Hiro, Yuko Odagiri, Toru Yoshikawa, Etsuko Yoshikawa, Norito Kawakami
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective cohort study evaluated the impact of the Stress Check Program, a recently introduced national policy and program aimed at reducing psychological distress among Japanese workers. METHODS: A baseline survey was conducted from November 2015 to February 2016, the period when Japan began enforcing the Stress Check Program. A one-year follow-up survey was conducted in December 2016. In the follow-up survey, two exposure variables were collected: having taken the annual stress survey, and experiencing an improvement in the psychosocial work environment...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
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