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International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792570/a-model-for-predicting-the-risk-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-computer-professionals
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Vishnu Sasikumar, Second Champakkadayil Abdul Basheer Binoosh
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop a model for predicting the risk of musculoskeletal disorders among computer professionals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A preliminary study with a modified Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire was conducted to identify the risk in different body parts of the professionals during their work. A discrete postural evaluation of the dynamic postures involved in the work was assessed using rapid upper limb assessment. The postural, physiological and work-related factors were considered as the attributes of the model...
May 24, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792568/physical-ergonomics-awareness-in-an-offshore-processing-platform-among-malaysian-oil-and-gas-workers
#2
M Hafizul Hilmi, Raja Ariffin Raja Ghazilla
INTRODUCTION: The reliability of offshore oil and gas (O&G) facilities depend on the operation and maintenance activities, where human physical intervention is involved. Workers are often exposed to ergonomics hazards due to inefficient workplace design. Ergonomics awareness among workers is a crucial factor in mitigating such hazards. OBJECTIVES: This study intends to evaluate the state of physical ergonomics awareness among Malaysian O&G workers and to assess their perception towards the criticality of physical ergonomics issues within an offshore processing facility...
May 24, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790434/the-model-of-professional-satisfaction-of-nursing-staff-in-poland-brief-communication
#3
Danuta Kunecka, Łukasz Skowron
The aim of this study was to create an empirical model that would help understand how to obtain the optimal level of professional satisfaction among Polish nurses. The study was performed using a standardized questionnaire among 1066 nurses. Descriptive and explanatory methods have been used in the statistical analysis of path-analytic approaches. The simulations showed that the model that achieved the highest measure of fit was a simple one that included 15 thematic areas, determining the varying degrees of job satisfaction of Polish nurses...
May 23, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774796/effects-of-organizational-safety-on-employees-proactivity-safety-behaviors-and-occupational-health-and-safety-management-system-in-chinese-high-risk-small-scale-enterprises
#4
Qiang Mei, Qiwei Wang, Suxia Liu, Qiaomei Zhou, Jingjing Zhang
Based on the characteristic of small scale enterprises, the improvement of occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) needs an effective intervention. This study proposed a structural equation model and examined the relationships of perceived organization support for safety (POSS), person-organization safety fit (POSF), and proactivity safety behaviors with safety management, safety procedures and safety hazards identification. Data was collected from 503 employees of 105 Chinese high-risk small scale enterprises over six months...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557291/application-of-fuzzy-fault-tree-analysis-based-on-modified-fuzzy-ahp-and-fuzzy-topsis-for-fire-and-explosion-in-the-process-industry
#5
Mohammad Yazdi, Orhan Korhan, Sahand Daneshvar
This study aimed at establishing fault tree analysis (FTA) using expert opinion to compute the probability of an event. To find the probability of the top event (TE), all probabilities of the basic events (BEs) should be available when the FTA is drawn. In this case, employing expert judgment can be used as an alternative to failure data in an awkward situation. The fuzzy analytical hierarchy process as a standard technique is used to give a specific weight to each expert, and fuzzy set theory is engaged for aggregating expert opinion...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553883/workplace-injuries-safety-climate-and-behaviors-application-of-an-artificial-neural-network
#6
A Mohammed Abubakar, Himmet Karadal, Steven W Bayighomog, Ethem Merdan
This article proposes and tests a model for the interaction effect of the organizational safety climate and behaviors on workplace injuries. Using artificial neural network and survey data from 306 metal casting industry employees in central Anatolia, we found that an organizational safety climate mitigates workplace injuries, and safety behaviors enforce the strength of the negative impact of the safety climate on workplace injuries. The results suggest a complex relationship between the organizational safety climate, safety behavior and workplace injuries...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722612/human-errors-and-occupational-injuries-of-older-female-workers-in-the-residential-healthcare-facilities-for-the-elderly
#7
Jun Sik Kim, Byung Yong Jeong
The study aimed to describe the characteristics of occupational injuries of female workers in the residential healthcare facilities for the elderly, and analyze human errors as causes of accidents. From the national industrial accident compensation data, 506 female injuries were analyzed by age and occupation. The results showed that medical service worker was the most prevalent (54.1%), followed by social welfare worker (20.4%). Among injuries, 55.7% were <1 year of work experience, and 37.9% were ≥60 years old...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482438/impact-of-human-development-on-safety-consciousness-in-construction
#8
Selim Baradan, Seyyit Umit Dikmen, Ozge Akboga Kale
The International Labour Organization (ILO) reports that the risk of fatal occupational injuries in developing countries is almost twice as high as in developed countries, indicating a potential relationship between the fatality rates and the development level. The human development index (HDI), based on life expectancy, knowledge level and purchasing power parity, endorsed by the United Nations Development Programme, is a widely accepted measure of the development level. This study investigates the relationship between the HDI and the fatality rates reported by the ILO...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714637/impact-of-safety-training-and-interventions-on-training-transfer-targeting-migrant-construction-workers
#9
Rahat Hussain, Akeem Pedro, Do Yeop Lee, Hai Chien Pham, Chan Sik Park
Despite substantial efforts to improve construction safety training, the accident rate of migrant workers is still high. One of the primary factors contributing to the inefficacy of training includes information delivery gaps during training sessions (knowledge-transfer). In addition, there is insufficient evidence that these training programs alone are effective enough to enable migrant workers to transfer their skills to jobsite (training-transfer). This research attempts to identify and evaluate additional interventions to improve the transfer of acquired knowledge to workplace...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708058/effect-of-neck-posture-on-cervicothoracic-loads-in-overhead-crane-operators
#10
Davood Afshari, Adel Mazloumi, Maryam Nourollahi-Darabad, Gabraeil Nasl Saraji, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697306/elf-mf-occupational-exposure-in-die-casting-and-electroplating-workers-in-korea
#11
Mailan Arachchige Don Rajitha Kawshalya, Joon-Sig Jung, Yun-Jin Lee, Seung-Cheol Hong
A 24-h exposure assessment was performed in two groups of blue-collar workers from a die-casting and an electroplating plant to investigate levels of exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF), using EMDEX Lite. ELF-MF exposure of workers from the die-casting plant AM±SD (AM=arithmetic mean, SD=standard deviation) (0.649±1.343µT)] is higher than in electroplating workers (0.138±0.045µT). Higher ELF-MF exposure was found among workers living in same building as their workplace compared to that among other workers...
April 26, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560801/analysis-of-human-and-organizational-factors-that-influence-mining-accidents-based-on-bayesian-network
#12
Mostafa Mirzaei Aliabadi, Hamed Aghaei, Omid Kalatpour, Ali Reza Soltanian, Asghar Nikravesh
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to analyze human and organizational factors involved in mining accidents and determine the relationships among these factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, the human factors analysis and classification system (HFACS) was combined with Bayesian network (BN) in order to analyze contributing factors in mining accidents. The BN was constructed based on the hierarchical structure of HFACS. The required data were collected from a total of 295 cases of Iranian mining accidents and analyzed using HFACS...
April 25, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473459/safety-i-ii-resilience-and-antifragility-engineering-a-debate-explained-through-an-accident-occurring-on-a-mobile-elevating-work-platform
#13
Alberto Martinetti, Maria Mikela Chatzimichailidou, Luisa Maida, Leo van Dongen
Occupational health and safety (OHS) represents an important field of exploration for the research community: in spite of the growth of technological innovations, the increasing complexity of systems involves critical issues in terms of degradation of the safety levels. In such a situation, new safety management approaches are now mandatory in order to face the safety implications of the current technological evolutions. Along these lines, performing risk-based analysis alone seems not to be enough anymore...
April 24, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667878/safety-challenges-and-improvement-strategies-of-ethnic-minority-construction-workers-a-case-study-in-hong-kong
#14
Chunlin Wu, Xiaowei Luo, Tao Wang, Yue Wang, Bibek Sapkota
Due to cultural differences, ethnic minority construction workers are more difficult to manage and more vulnerable to accidents. This study aims to identify the major barriers faced by ethnic minority workers from their own perspectives and determine potential strategies to enhance safety climate of construction projects, thus ultimately improve their safety performance. A survey with modified Nordic safety climate questionnaire was conducted in a certain sub-contractor in Hong Kong. In-depth interviews, status quo description, major challenge investigation and safety knowledge tests were carried as well...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667514/upper-extremity-postures-and-muscle-activity-during-iv-pole-interaction
#15
G Forman, V Breitner, R Shivpaul, D Murczek, M W R Holmes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663865/proactive-prevention-in-occupational-safety-and-health-how-to-identify-tomorrow-s-prevention-priorities-and-preventive-measures
#16
Angelika Hauke, Eva Flaspöler, Dietmar Reinert
INTRODUCTION: Global trends such as digitalisation, globalisation and demographic change are changing workplaces, and accordingly occupational safety and health (OSH) needs. To better prepare for the future and to foster proactive prevention, the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) established an OSH risk observatory (RO OSH). METHODS: The RO OSH relies on an online survey and calls upon the expertise of labour inspectors. 398 labour inspectors participated in the first RO OSH enquiry...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658406/designing-a-neurofeedback-device-to-quantify-the-attention-levels-using-coffee-as-a-reward-system
#17
Kok Suen Cheng, Jun Xiang Lee, Poh Foong Lee
PURPOSE: Work performance is closely related to one's attention level. In this study, brain computer interface device that suitable for office usage was chosen to quantify the individual's attention levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  A brain-computer interface (BCI) system was adopted to interface brainwave signals to a coffee maker via three ascending levels of laser detectors. The preliminary test with this prototype was to characterize the attention level through the collected coffee amount...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652221/when-do-the-dark-personalities-become-less-counterproductive-the-moderating-role-of-job-control-and-social-support
#18
Łukasz Baka
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study is to examine how job resources modify the relationship between Dark Triad (DT) and counterproductive work behavior (CWB). Specifically the study examined (1) the direct link between DT and CWB, (2) the moderation effects of two kinds of job resources (job control and social support), and (3) the moderated moderation effect of the job resources (job control x social support) on the DT-CWB link. Moreover, the effect of social approval on CWB was controlled...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644933/grip-strength-of-occupational-workers-in-relation-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-and-individual-factors
#19
Greesh Kumar Singh, Sanjay Srivastava
The main objective of the present work was to determine the association of grip strength with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) for occupational workers exposed to the risk of CTS. Experiments were performed on sixty workers, fifteen from each occupation. Grip strength was measured using hand dynamometer. Electrophysiological experiments were conducted to measure CTS. Three levels of CTS were identified on the basis of latency value and motor nerve conduction velocity, viz., mild, moderate, and severe. Statistical results suggest that workers having CTS lose their grip strength, and higher levels of CTS lead to greater reduction in the grip strength...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29635972/introduction-to-human-factors-and-ergonomics
#20
Krzysztof Kędzior
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
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