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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329146/national-prevalence-and-effects-of-multiple-chemical-sensitivities
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Anne Steinemann
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), its co-occurrence with asthma and fragrance sensitivity, and effects from exposure to fragranced consumer products. METHODS: A nationally representative cross-sectional population-based sample of adult Americans (n = 1,137) was surveyed in June 2016. RESULTS: Among the population, 12.8% report medically diagnosed MCS and 25.9% report chemical sensitivity. Of those with MCS, 86...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328055/an-analysis-of-radon-levels-in-the-basements-of-uk-workplaces-and-review-of-when-employers-should-test
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Tracy Dawn Gooding
Radon is a recognised lung carcinogen. The main source of radon in UK buildings is the ground. As basements have more ground contact than other parts of a building, and often limited ventilation, there is an increased potential for high radon levels to occur. Regulations are in place in the UK to control radon exposures at work, which prompt employers to undertake risk assessments, test where necessary and take action if levels exceed certain thresholds. Both Public Health England (PHE) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) currently advise employers to test routinely occupied basements for radon, irrespective of geographical location; the minimum annual occupancy threshold has been established as one hour per week (approximately 50 hours per year)...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327473/risk-assessment-for-metalworking-fluids-and-cancer-outcomes
#3
Robert M Park
BACKGROUND: Metalworking fluids (MWF) are complex mixtures with dermal and inhalation exposure. Published reports reveal excess cancer risk. METHODS: Using published findings exposure response was derived for each attributable cancer site. Aggregate excess lifetime risk was estimated by applying a lifetable calculation. RESULTS: Cancer sites contributing the most attributable cases were larynx, esophagus, brain, female breast, and uterine cervix...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327094/association-between-secondhand-smoke-exposure-and-quality-of-life-in-pregnant-women-and-postpartum-women-and-the-consequences-on-the-newborns
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Rasmon Kalayasiri, Waranya Supcharoen, Pichanan Ouiyanukoon
PURPOSE: Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is prevalent and could damage the health of non-smokers, especially that of pregnant women (PW) and postpartum women (PPW). Nevertheless, there is no study on the impact of SHS during pregnancy on the quality of life (QOL) of PW and PPW. The study's purpose is to study the effects of exposure to SHS on the QOL of pregnant and postpartum women and health of the newborns. METHODS: Self-reports and urine tests for cotinine were used to obtain data on SSH exposure in 296 women in the second trimester of pregnancy and 106 women in the postpartum period at the Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic located in a university hospital...
January 11, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324945/health-advocacy-by-nurses-in-the-family-health-strategy-barriers-and-facilitators
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Aline Belletti Figueira, Edison Luiz Devos Barlem, Simone Coelho Amestoy, Rosemary Silva da Silveira, Jamila Geri Tomaschewski-Barlem, Aline Marcelino Ramos
OBJECTIVE: Identify the barriers and facilitators of health advocacy to users delivered by nurses from the Family Health Strategy. METHOD: Qualitative study carried out with nurses from the Family Health Strategy of a city in the south of Brazil. Study participants were 15 nurses, who were interviewed. The content of the interviews was recorded, transcribed and analyzed in the light of the discursive text analysis. RESULTS: Two categories emerged, one about the lack of organization at the workplace, bureaucracy and limitations to professional work in health environments, and another about the facilitating aspects to exercise advocacy both individually and collectively...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324727/frequent-exertion-and-frequent-standing-at-work-by-industry-and-occupation-group-united-states-2015
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Taylor M Shockey, Sara E Luckhaupt, Matthew R Groenewold, Ming-Lun Lu
Repeated exposure to occupational ergonomic hazards, such as frequent exertion (repetitive bending or twisting) and frequent standing, can lead to injuries, most commonly musculoskeletal disorders (1). Work-related musculoskeletal disorders have been estimated to cost the United States approximately $2.6 billion in annual direct and indirect costs (2). A recent literature review provided evidence that prolonged standing at work also leads to adverse health outcomes, such as back pain, physical fatigue, and muscle pain (3)...
January 12, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321015/differentials-in-health-related-quality-of-life-of-employed-and-unemployed-women-with-normal-vaginal-delivery
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Anthonia U Chinweuba, Ijeoma L Okoronkwo, Agnes N Anarado, Noreen E Agbapuonwu, Ngozi P Ogbonnaya, Chikaodili N Ihudiebube-Splendor
BACKGROUND: The combination of child care and domestic work demands on both housewives and the employed (hired) women may impact their health-related quality-of-life. There is paucity of studies to ascertain this. This study investigated the differences in health-related quality of life of employed and unemployed women with normal vaginal delivery and associated socio-demographic variables. METHODS: This longitudinal study was done from March, 2012 to June, 2013...
January 10, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320939/new-york-state-s-cosh-movement-a-brief-history
#8
Michael Lax
Unions, health and safety activists, and professionals came together to create Coalitions for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH groups) in a number of cities across the United States beginning in the 1970s. The COSHes have played an important and unique role in advocating worker health and safety since that time, through activities including technical assistance, training and education, and campaigns on workplace and public policies. In New York State, activist coalitions created eight COSH groups distributed around the state...
January 1, 2018: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320444/preliminary-analyses-showed-short-term-mental-health-improvements-after-a-single-day-manager-training
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Elena Boysen, Birgitta Schiller, Kathrin Mörtl, Harald Gündel, Michael Hölzer
Psychosocial working conditions attract more and more attention when it comes to mental health in the workplace. Trying to support managers to deal with their own as well as their employees' psychological risk factors, we conducted a specific manager training. Within this investigation, we wanted to learn about the training's effects and acceptance. A single-day manager training was provided in a large industrial company in Germany. The participants were asked to fill out questionnaires regarding their own physical and mental health condition as well as their working situation...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320337/improving-resiliency-in-healthcare-employees
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Brooke L Werneburg, Sarah M Jenkins, Jamie L Friend, Bridget E Berkland, Matthew M Clark, Jordan K Rosedahl, Heather R Preston, Denise C Daniels, Beth A Riley, Kerry D Olsen, Amit Sood
OBJECTIVES: The high prevalence of stress at the workplace has been well documented; however, few studies have investigated the efficacy of worksite resiliency programs. Therefore, the objec- tive of this project was to examine the impact of a worksite resilience training program on improving resiliency and health behaviors in healthcare employees. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2016, 137 adult wellness center members of a healthcare institution participating in a single-arm cohort study of a 12-week resiliency training program were assessed at baseline, end of intervention, and at 3-month follow-up...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320232/barriers-to-the-adoption-of-wearable-sensors-in-the-workplace-a-survey-of-occupational-safety-and-health-professionals
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Mark C Schall, Richard F Sesek, Lora A Cavuoto
OBJECTIVE: To gather information on the (a) types of wearable sensors, particularly personal activity monitors, currently used by occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals; (b) potential benefits of using such technologies in the workplace; and (c) perceived barriers preventing the widespread adoption of wearable sensors in industry. BACKGROUND: Wearable sensors are increasingly being promoted as a means to improve employee health and well-being, and there is mounting evidence supporting their use as exposure assessment and personal health tools...
January 1, 2018: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319741/verbal-abuse-and-mobbing-in-pre-hospital-care-services-in-chile
#12
Varinia Rodríguez Campo, Tatiana Paravic Klijn
OBJECTIVE: to determine the perception of verbal abuse and mobbing and the associated factors of paramedic technicians (nursing assistants) and professionals (nurses, midwives, kinesiologists) in the pre-hospital care areas of three regions in the south of Chile. METHODS: descriptive and correlational study was performed within the professional community and a two-stage sample of the paramedic technician population in three regions. The questionnaire "workplace violence in the health sector" (spanish version) was applied after signing the informed consent...
January 8, 2018: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319538/-hidden-occupational-allergens-such-as-additives
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Santiago Quirce, Darío Antolín-Amérigo, Javier Domínguez-Ortega
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With the development of innovative technologies, new agents are continually introduced to the workplace. Some of these agents can act as hidden allergens whenever they are not declared in the product labels or whenever their health hazards are unknown. This review article focuses on the identification and description of unusual and/or hidden allergens recently incriminated in occupational diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: Occupational exposure is an important global health issue that can induce respiratory and cutaneous disorders, as well as life-threatening anaphylaxis...
January 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319415/recognizing-presymptomatic-type-1-diabetes-in-the-workplace
#14
Karla K Giese
Occupational health clinicians often collect and/or interpret annual wellness biometrics for workers. It is now known that type 1 diabetes can present in stages including presymptomatic/normal glucose, presymptomatic/impaired glucose, and symptomatic/hyperglycemia. A workplace wellness screening case illustrates the concepts, along with background pathophysiology, recommendations for new staging and first degree relative screening, and implications for occupational health nurses.
January 1, 2018: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318730/mentorship-in-the-health-professions-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Annette Burgess, Christie van Diggele, Craig Mellis
BACKGROUND: The importance of mentorship within health care training is well recognised. It offers a means to further enhance workforce performance and engagement, promote learning opportunities and encourage multidisciplinary collaboration. There are both career and life benefits associated with mentorship, and it is increasingly recognised as a bidirectional process that benefits both mentors and mentees. Recently, mentoring has been considered an essential step in professional and personal development, particularly in the field of health care...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318699/-it-breaks-your-soul-an-in-depth-exploration-of-workplace-injustice-in-nursing
#16
Natalie Skinner, Paul Van Dijk, Christina Stothard, Erich C Fein
AIM(S): To understand nurses' experiences of injustice in the workplace and to identify the impact of injustice on well-being. BACKGROUND: Little is known about how nurses view injustice or its effects on their well-being, although research indicates that such perceptions are central to workplace practices such as performance management and outcomes such as employee well-being. METHOD(S): A qualitative study was conducted with semi-structured interviews for nurses employed in Australian public hospitals...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316755/-investigation-on-the-application-of-gbz-t-229-2-2010-classification-of-occupational-hazards-at-workplaces-part-2-occupational-exposure-to-chemicals
#17
Y Lu, M Zhang, Z J Zhou
Objective: To investigate the application and effectiveness evaluation of the standard of GBZ/T 229.2-2010 in practice, and to explore the applicability, aiming to provide technical evidence for the re-vision of GBZ/T 229.2-2010. Methods: There were 2 questionnaire surveys carried out in the study, including general survey and specific survey. Databases were established and data were input with Excel 2010 and Epi-data version 3.1 software. SPSS version 19.0 software was used for data cleaning and statistical analysis...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315204/moral-distress-model-reconstructed-using-grounded-theory
#18
Hsun-Kuei Ko, Chi-Chun Chin, Min-Tao Hsu
BACKGROUND: The problems of nurse burnout and manpower shortage relate to moral distress. Thus, having a good understanding of moral distress is critical to developing strategies that effectively improve the clinical ethical climate and improve nursing retention in Taiwan. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to reconstruct the model of moral distress using the grounded theory. METHODS: Twenty-five staff nurses at work units who attend to the needs of adult, pediatric, acute, and critical disease or end-of-life-care patients were recruited as participants using theoretical sampling from three teaching hospitals in Taiwan...
February 2018: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314668/second-hand-smoke-prevalence-in-252-regions-of-south-korea-in-three-exposure-locations
#19
Li-Yuan Sun, Jae-Hyun Park
PURPOSE: The association between regional contextual factors and second-hand smoke (SHS) prevalence is important, but is unclear. This study investigated the changes of SHS prevalence from 2011 to 2013 and explored the correlations of SHS prevalence and regional contextual factors by exposure location. METHODS: The data were obtained from the 2011 and 2013 Korean Community Health Survey and the Development of Health Indicators for Community Health Ranking report...
January 5, 2018: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314172/shifting-mindsets-a-realist-synthesis-of-evidence-from-self-management-support-training
#20
REVIEW
Freya Davies, Fiona Wood, Alison Bullock, Carolyn Wallace, Adrian Edwards
CONTEXT: Accompanying the growing expectation of patient self-management is the need to ensure health care professionals (HCPs) have the required attitudes and skills to provide effective self-management support (SMS). Results from existing training interventions for HCPs in SMS have been mixed and the evidence base is weaker for certain settings, including supporting people with progressive neurological conditions (PNCs). We set out to understand how training operates, and to identify barriers and facilitators to training designed to support shifts in attitudes amongst HCPs...
January 4, 2018: Medical Education
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