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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878360/erratum-to-tremor-and-hand-arm-vibration-syndrome-havs-in-road-maintenance-workers
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Rita Bast-Pettersen, Bente Ulvestad, Karl Færden, Thomas Aleksander C Clemm, Raymond Olsen, Dag Gunnar Ellingsen, Karl-Christian Nordby
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November 22, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858151/chimney-sweeps-in-sweden-a-questionnaire-based-assessment-of-long-term-changes-in-work-conditions-and-current-eye-and-airway-symptoms
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Ayman Alhamdow, Per Gustavsson, Lars Rylander, Kristina Jakobsson, Håkan Tinnerberg, Karin Broberg
OBJECTIVES: To explore chimney sweeping work tasks, chimney sweeps' use of protective equipment, and type of fuel used by clients, over time. Further, to assess work-relatedness of current eye and airway symptoms. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study in 2011, male Swedish chimney sweeps (n = 483; age 21-69 years) answered a questionnaire about their occupational history and eye and airway symptoms. RESULTS: Between 1960 and 2010, black-soot-sweeping in private homes was the major task, although it decreased during the time period, for chimney sweeps...
November 17, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838889/work-related-self-assessed-fatigue-and-recovery-among-nurses
#3
Gerhard Blasche, Verena-Maria Bauböck, Daniela Haluza
PURPOSE: Adequate recovery opportunities are crucial for preventing long-term health effects of acute load reactions in response to stressful work. However, little is known about the time course of recovery from work during non-working days. Thus, the present study assessed recovery from two consecutive 12-hours day shifts during a period of three rest days among nurses. METHODS: In total, 48 nurses (89.6% females) working in three public Austrian nursing homes completed 5-day self-reporting diaries prior to a work phase consisting of two consecutive 12-hours day shifts followed by three consecutive rest days...
November 12, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838888/noise-sensitivity-and-hyperacusis-in-patients-affected-by-multiple-chemical-sensitivity
#4
Andrea Viziano, Alessandro Micarelli, Marco Alessandrini
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of noise sensitivity and hyperacusis in patients suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), a chronic condition characterized by several symptoms following low-level chemical exposure. Moreover, distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE) were performed to further study cochlear function. METHODS: A questionnaire-based survey was performed. Eighteen MCS patients, selected with strict diagnostic criteria, and 20 healthy age- and gender-matched subjects filled Weinstein's Noise Sensitivity Questionnaire (WNS) and Khalfa's Hyperacusis Questionnaire (HQ)...
November 12, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838887/biological-monitoring-of-urinary-1-hydroxypyrene-by-pahs-exposure-among-primary-school-students-in-shiraz-iran
#5
Samaneh Shahsavani, Mansooreh Dehghani, Mohammad Hoseini, Mohammad Fararouei
AIM OF STUDY: This research aimed to estimate PAHs exposure in primary school students and determine its association with other PAHs-related factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 120 male primary school students (9-12 years old) were randomly selected from urban and suburban areas in Shiraz. The parents were required to complete a questionnaire including information about second-hand smoke exposure, residential traffic density, daily diet, and walking or being driven to school...
November 12, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815726/agricultural-exposure-and-risk-of-bladder-cancer-in-the-agriculture-and-cancer-cohort
#6
Mathilde Boulanger, Séverine Tual, Clémentine Lemarchand, Anne-Valérie Guizard, Michel Velten, Elisabeth Marcotullio, Isabelle Baldi, Bénédicte Clin, Pierre Lebailly
PURPOSE: Literature on agricultural activities and bladder cancer risk is scarce. However, farmers can be subjected to carcinogenic exposure (e.g. arsenic, previously used as a pesticide in France). This study aimed at assessing the role of a large range of agricultural activities and tasks on bladder cancer risk. METHODS: The study population was the AGRIculture and CANcer cohort, a large prospective cohort of individuals affiliated to the agricultural health insurance scheme (MSA) in France...
November 4, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815725/work-environment-and-safety-climate-in-the-swedish-merchant-fleet
#7
Karl Forsell, Helena Eriksson, Bengt Järvholm, Monica Lundh, Eva Andersson, Ralph Nilsson
PURPOSE: To get knowledge of the work environment for seafarers sailing under the Swedish flag, in terms of safety climate, ergonomical, chemical and psychosocial exposures, and the seafarers self-rated health and work ability. METHODS: A Web-based questionnaire was sent to all seafarers with a personal e-mail address in the Swedish Maritime Registry (N = 5608). Comparisons were made mainly within the study population, using Student's t test, prevalence odds ratios and logistic regressions with 95% confidence intervals...
November 4, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812754/household-environment-lifestyle-behaviors-and-dietary-habits-in-relation-to-childhood-atopic-eczema-in-shanghai-china
#8
Jiao Cai, Wei Liu, Yu Hu, Zhijun Zou, Li Shen, Chen Huang
PURPOSES: We aim to investigate associations of the child's individual characteristics, building characteristics, home environmental exposures, family lifestyle behaviors, and dietary habits on childhood eczema during lifetime-ever and in the last year before the survey. METHODS: During April 2011-April 2012, we conducted a cross-sectional study and collected 13,335 parents-reported questionnaires of 4-6-year-old children from 72 kindergartens in Shanghai, China...
November 3, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812753/organizational-justice-and-insomnia-a-prospective-cohort-study-examining-insomnia-onset-and-persistence
#9
Toshio Hayashi, Yuko Odagiri, Tomoko Takamiya, Yumiko Ohya, Shigeru Inoue
PURPOSE: Insomnia is one of the most common health problems and causes a large social burden. Psychosocial work-related factors are reported to be associated with both insomnia onset and insomnia persistence. However, the association between organizational justice (OJ) and insomnia remains unclear. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of OJ on insomnia persistence, as well as insomnia onset. METHODS: A prospective cohort study with a 1-year observational period was conducted...
November 3, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807622/appraisal-of-work-ability-in-relation-to-job-specific-health-requirements-in-ambulance-workers
#10
A van Schaaijk, J S Boschman, M H W Frings-Dresen, J K Sluiter
PURPOSE: To gain insight into which job-specific health requirements relate to work ability, the following two research questions were formulated: Which job-specific health requirements are associated with the appraisal of work ability in ambulance drivers and paramedics? How are appraisals of physical and mental work ability associated with the appraisal of overall work ability in ambulance drivers and paramedics? METHOD: Workers Health Surveillance cross-sectional data of 506 ambulance workers (236 drivers and 270 paramedics) were used...
November 2, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804039/correlation-of-emotional-labor-and-cortisol-concentration-in-hair-among-female-kindergarten-teachers
#11
Xingliang Qi, Shuang Ji, Jing Zhang, Wanyong Lu, Judith K Sluiter, Huihua Deng
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore whether two types of emotional labor, surface acting and deep acting, are related to hair cortisol concentration among kindergarten teachers. METHODS: Surface acting and deep acting over the last month were measured with the Chinese version of the emotional labor scale in 43 kindergarten teachers. Hair samples with 1 cm in length were cut from their posterior vertex region to represent cortisol excretion over one month...
November 1, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804038/the-association-between-loss-of-work-ability-and-depression-a-focus-on-employment-status
#12
Sang Ah Lee, Yeong Jun Ju, Kyu-Tae Han, Jae Woo Choi, Hyo Jung Yoon, Eun-Cheol Park
PURPOSE: Work-related factors are one of the known risk factors for depression. Given that the ability to work is considered an important aspect of well-being and health status, we investigated the association between the loss of work ability and depression. We further examined the association stratified by employment status. METHODS: We used data from the Korea Welfare Panel Study. The dependent variable of the present study was depression, which is measured by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale...
November 1, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804037/determinants-of-seafarers-fatigue-a-systematic-review-and-quality-assessment
#13
Solveig Boeggild Dohrmann, Anja Leppin
PURPOSE: Fatigue jeopardizes seafarer's health and safety. Thus, knowledge on determinants of fatigue is of great importance to facilitate its prevention. However, a systematic analysis and quality assessment of all empirical evidence specifically for fatigue are still lacking. The aim of the present article was therefore to systematically detect, analyze and assess the quality of this evidence. METHODS: Systematic searches in ten databases were performed. Searches considered articles published in scholarly journals from 1980 to April 15, 2016...
November 1, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796506/international-archives-of-occupational-and-environmental-health
#14
Rita Bast-Pettersen, Bente Ulvestad, Karl Færden, Thomas Aleksander C Clemm, Raymond Olsen, Dag Gunnar Ellingsen, Karl-Christian Nordby
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate postural and rest tremor among workers using vibrating hand tools, taking into account the possible effects of toxicants such as alcohol and tobacco. A further aim was to study workers diagnosed with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) at the time of examination. METHODS: This study comprises 103 road maintenance workers, 55 exposed to vibrating hand tools (age 41.0 years; range 21-62) and 48 referents (age 38.5 years; range 19-64)...
October 28, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796505/emotional-dissonance-and-sickness-absence-a-prospective-study-of-employees-working-with-clients
#15
Anne-Marthe Rustad Indregard, Stein Knardahl, Morten Birkeland Nielsen
PURPOSE: (1) Determine the relationship between emotional dissonance and medically certified sickness absence among employees working with clients and (2) compare the impact of emotional dissonance on medically certified sickness absence with the impact of other psychological and social work factors. METHODS: A sample of 7758 employees was recruited from 96 Norwegian organizations in the period 2004 to 2014, all working with clients. The study design was prospective with emotional dissonance measured at baseline and then linked to official registry data of medically certified sickness absence for the year following the survey assessment...
October 28, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734174/medical-surveillance-and-long-term-prognosis-of-occupational-allergy-due-to-platinum-salts
#16
Rolf Merget, Ngoc Pham, Maike Schmidtke, Swaantje Casjens, Vera van Kampen, Ingrid Sander, Olaf Hagemeyer, Kirsten Sucker, Monika Raulf, Thomas Brüning
PURPOSE: Medical surveillance of workers in precious metals refineries and catalyst production plants is well established in many countries as a measure to prevent occupational asthma due to platinum (Pt) salts. It was the aim of this study to evaluate the impact of medical surveillance and to define prognostic factors with an emphasis on exposure determinants. METHODS: As part of an observational longitudinal study, 96 workers from German precious metals refineries and catalyst production plants with Pt salt allergy underwent a second examination several years (median 67 months) after the initial diagnosis was made...
October 12, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722781/lung-function-in-asphalt-pavers-a-longitudinal-study
#17
Bente Ulvestad, Britt Grethe Randem, Øivind Skare, Trond Mogens Aaløkken, Georg Karl Myranek, Karine Elihn, May Brit Lund
PURPOSE: To study longitudinal changes in lung function in asphalt pavers and a reference group of road maintenance workers, and to detect possible signs of lung disease by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scans. METHODS: Seventy-five asphalt pavers and 71 road maintenance workers were followed up with questionnaires and measurements of lung function. Not every worker was tested every year, but most of them had four or more measurement points. The 75 asphalt pavers were also invited to have HRCT scans of the lungs at the end of the follow-up period...
October 8, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718009/environmental-and-occupational-exposure-to-bisphenol-a-and-endometriosis-urinary-and-peritoneal-fluid-concentration-levels
#18
Angela Simonelli, Rossella Guadagni, Pasquale De Franciscis, Nicola Colacurci, Maria Pieri, Pascale Basilicata, Paola Pedata, Monica Lamberti, Nicola Sannolo, Nadia Miraglia
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to give a first data set of bisphenol A (BPA) levels in the peritoneal fluid of patients suffering from endometriosis and to investigate the relationship between BPA exposure and endometriosis. METHODS: A questionnaire investigating the occupational context, life environment, and habits was administered to 68 patients suffering from endometriosis and 60 endometriosis-free subjects (control group). Urine and peritoneal fluids samples were collected and analysed by GC/MSMS for BPA dosage...
October 7, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665435/risk-factors-for-fatigue-among-airline-pilots
#19
Alwin van Drongelen, Cécile R L Boot, Hynek Hlobil, Tjabe Smid, Allard J van der Beek
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to determine risk factors for fatigue among airline pilots, taking into account person-, work-, health-, sleep-, and lifestyle-related characteristics. METHODS: The study population consisted of 502 pilots who participated in the MORE Energy study. Included risk factors were either measured through an online questionnaire or provided by the company. The outcome of this study, fatigue, was assessed using the Checklist Individual Strength (CIS), and was defined as scoring more than 76 points on this questionnaire...
September 24, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628329/exposure-to-silicon-carbide-and-cancer-risk-a-systematic-review
#20
Paolo Boffetta, Dana Hashim
PURPOSE: To conduct a systematic review of epidemiologic studies on risk of cancer from exposure to silicon carbide (SiC). METHODS: We followed established guidelines to search electronic databases for studies on populations exposed to SiC. We conducted meta-analyses when the data justified it. RESULTS: We identified two studies of SiC production workers and several studies of users. The studies of production workers indicated an increased risk of lung cancer...
September 14, 2016: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
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