Changes over time in pulmonary inflammatory response in rat lungs after intratracheal instillation of nickel oxide nanoparticles.
Authors: Nishi KI, Kadoya C, Ogami A, Oyabu T, Morimoto Y, Ueno S, Myojo T Abstract OBJECTIVE: Nickel oxide nanoparticles (NiONPs) are representative metal oxide NPs and are categorized as an insoluble nickel compound. Our previous studies suggested that NiONPs have more pulmonary toxicity than micron-sized NiO because they may dissolve slowly and produce many more Ni ions. We confirmed the hypothesis that the slow dissolution of NiONPs induces a change in inflammatory response over time. METHOD: We reanalyzed our previous data on intratracheally instilled NiONP to rats and focused on Ni retention in the lungs ...
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases risk associated with the incidence of presenteeism and the costs of presenteeism.
CONCLUSIONS: To prevent the costs of presenteeism, workers not only at high risk but also at low and moderate risk of developing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases should receive health care services. PMID: 32951282 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Concerns, perceived impact, and preparedness of oral healthcare workers in their working environment during COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSION: The majority of OHCW felt concerned about their risk of exposure to infection and falling ill from exposure and infecting friends/family. There is a need for training of infection control and PPE and minimizing fear and psychological impact on OHCW should be the priority in any preparedness and planning for combating COVID-19. PMID: 32951286 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Indium kinetics in an indium exposed worker before and after bilateral lung transplantation.
CONCLUSIONS: The transplanted donor's lungs were not influenced by indium in the recipient's organs. Bilateral LT is thus an effective treatment option in severe indium lung disease cases. PMID: 32951288 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Occupational symptoms due to exposure to volatile organic compounds among female Vietnamese nail salon workers in Danang city.
CONCLUSIONS: Exposure to VOCs such as acetone in nail salons results in occupational symptoms among workers. PMID: 32949076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Quality of life among district hospital nurses with multisite musculoskeletal symptoms in Vietnam.
This study measured the prevalence of multi-body-site (two or more anatomical sites) musculoskeletal symptoms (MMS), and the association between MMS, a number of demographic and work characteristics, psychological distress, and the quality of life among district hospital nurses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed with 1179 nurses in Haiphong City using three questionnaires: the Modified Nordic; Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Short Form (Q-LES-Q-SF); and the Kessler Psychological Distress Questionnaire (K6). RESULTS: Women have a higher MMS prevalence than men (57.1% in women vs ...
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Quantitative differences between common occupational health risk assessment models.
This study aimed to explore the quantitative differences between common OHRA models. METHODS: The risk ratios (RRs) in five typical industries (leather, wooden furniture manufacturing, printing and dyeing, printing, and garment manufacturing) were investigated using six OHRA models, namely the models from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Singapore, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Australia, Romania, and International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). The consistency, correlation, and reliability were evaluated for quantitative differences between the models. RESULTS: The order...
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Prevalence of hypertension and associated factors in female prison correctional officers in a national sample in Brazil.
CONCLUSIONS: While findings, except for the last factor, are not novel, this is the first such study conducted in Brazil. Hypertension prevalence among this pool of all female correctional officers is higher than in the average population, and FCOs associate this with the prison environment. Current training does not appear to address this problem. Especially since prison populations are growing in Brazil, this problem needs to be addressed for the health of the FCOs and the prisoners in their care. PMID: 32914534 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Subjective employment perspective among older workers with and without migrant background in Germany-Results of the lidA cohort study.
CONCLUSION: The findings underline the need for differentiation of migrant groups in social research and policy. When it comes to extended working lives, the first-generation migrant group, as well as foreigners may constitute risk groups and require increased attention from a work, health, and economic point of view. PMID: 32906224 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Factors that influence occupational physicians' decision to issue an employer warning in Japan.
CONCLUSIONS: Occupational physicians' likelihood to issue a warning was associated with the seriousness of the problem as assessed in various scenarios, years of experience as occupational physician, gender, employment type, experience as in-house occupational physician, and number of past warnings. PMID: 32881283 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - September 6, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Effects of workplaces receiving "accreditation of health workplaces" on breastfeeding promotion, parental leave, and gender equality.
CONCLUSION: Accredited corporations are better at breastfeeding support than those of the control group. This might be related to the company size, location, and the implementation of tobacco control and/or occupational health promotion policies, which may increase awareness of healthy workplaces and influence maternal protection positively. PMID: 32856781 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Can self-monitoring mobile health apps reduce sedentary behavior? A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Real-time feedback for self-monitoring with smartphone did not significantly affect objective sedentary behavior. However, providing only information about sedentary behavior to users with smartphones may make misperception on the amount of their subjective sedentary behavior. PMID: 32845553 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of the Vietnamese version of the 9-item Utrecht Work Engagement Scale.
CONCLUSIONS: The study findings suggest that the UWES-9-V is a reliable and valid instrument to measure work engagement among hospital nurses in Vietnam, a low- and middle-income country. Future studies should confirm the validity and reliability of the UWES-9-V among various occupations. PMID: 32827229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain among professional drivers: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: There is a high prevalence of MSP in professional drivers and low back was the most frequently reported body region, followed by neck, upper back, shoulder, knee, hip/thigh, wrist, ankle, and elbow. MSP is complicated in nature and therefore in-depth exploration of causal relationships between MSP and risk factors is necessary so that appropriate healthcare programs can be initiated to prevent and treat MSP effectively. PMID: 32810918 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Job insecurity is associated with presenteeism, but not with absenteeism: A study of 19  720 full-time waged workers in South Korea.
CONCLUSION: This study found that perceived job insecurity was associated with presenteeism, but not absenteeism. Furthermore, the association differed by cutoff applied to define presenteeism among full-time waged workers in South Korea. PMID: 32812298 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Trichloroethylene and trichloroethanol induce skin sensitization with focal hepatic necrosis in guinea pigs.
CONCLUSIONS: TCE is the main cause of allergy and TCEOH is a secondary factor for allergy in guinea pigs. TCE and TCEOH can cause immune-mediated skin sensitization complicated by focal hepatic necrosis. PMID: 32799435 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Occupational exposure limits for ethyl benzene, dimethyl terephthalate and hydrogen fluoride, and carcinogenicity and reproductive toxicant classifications.
Authors: Committee for Recommendation of Occupational Exposure Limits, Japan Society for Occupational Health PMID: 32794286 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 16, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Presenteeism and absenteeism: Implications from a study of job insecurity.
Authors: Ishimaru T PMID: 32741028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Effect of implementing an overwork-prevention act on working hours and overwork-related disease: A mediation analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study highlights the impact of the 2014 Act in Japan on the reduction in working hours, which further contributes to the reduction in overwork-related CCVD. Policymakers should consider adopting our innovative approach to assess the mediation effect underlying the implementation of new policies. PMID: 32720335 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 30, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

A moderated mediation analysis of occupational stress, presenteeism, and turnover intention among occupational therapists in Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the need to maximize employee productivity and retain talent by providing managers with insight into the mechanism of presenteeism in relation to occupational stress and turnover intention among occupational therapists in Korea. PMID: 32720430 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 30, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Investigating the effects of exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields on job burnout syndrome and the severity of depression; the role of oxidative stress.
CONCLUSION: The thermal power plant workers exposed to ELF-EMFs are at risk of burnout syndrome and depression. These effects may be caused directly by exposure to magnetic fields or indirectly due to increased oxidative stress indices. PMID: 32710586 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Long-term observation of pulmonary toxicity of toner with external additives following a single intratracheal instillation in rats.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that toner with external additives may have low toxicity in the lung. PMID: 32710690 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Ergonomic risk exposure and work ability among young dental professionals in China: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: High ergonomic risk exposure might risk in reducing work ability among young dental professionals. Intervention measures toward ergonomic risk should be taken to prevent WAI from decreasing in their early careers. PMID: 32710691 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Validation of self-reported medication use for hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia among employees of large-sized companies in Japan.
CONCLUSION: This validation of self-reported medication use for hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia showed almost perfect reliability among employees of large-sized companies in Japan. PMID: 32710699 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Is work engagement associated with healthier dietary patterns? A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: The present study suggested that higher work engagement is associated with a healthier pattern of dietary behaviors among workers. Improving work engagement may be a novel target for workplace health promotion. PMID: 32710702 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Low back pain prevalence and risk factors among health workers in Saudi Arabia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this review indicate that LBP is highly prevalent among health workers in Saudi Arabia when compared with international rates. Proper prophylactic measures are necessary to reduce LBP and minimize its consequences. Further high-quality research is needed in different Saudi regions to achieve a broader understanding of LBP prevalence and causes. PMID: 32710807 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Progress in educational program for diagnosis of occupational respiratory disease in Japan -Activity of Asian Intensive Reader of Pneumoconioses (AIR Pneumo).
Authors: Morimoto Y PMID: 32713027 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Evaluation of the ceiling levels of ortho-phthalaldehyde exposure among health care workers engaged in endoscope disinfection: A new methodology using video-exposure monitoring.
CONCLUSIONS: The method for measuring the ceiling level of OPA exposure was established using VEM and the highly sensitive method of chemical analysis; and we successfully evaluated the ceiling levels of OPA exposure among health care workers engaged in endoscope disinfection. This approach can also be applied to other chemical substances with recommended TLV-Cs, and important information for reducing exposure can thus be obtained. PMID: 32713059 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Simple and reliable method to simultaneously determine urinary 1- and 2-naphthol using in situ derivatization and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for biological monitoring of naphthalene exposure in occupational health practice.
CONCLUSIONS: The proposed method is simple, reliable, and appropriate for routine analyses, and is useful for biological monitoring of naphthalene exposure in occupational health practice. PMID: 32713100 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Prevalence and associated occupational factors of low back pain among the bank employees in Dhaka City.
CONCLUSION: LBP is highly prevalent in full-time bank employees. The occupational factors, including the length of employment (>10 years) and long working hours, play a significant role in developing LBP among bank employees. Moreover, several factors, including age, chronic illness, obesity, and physical activity, should be taken into account in the prevention of LBP in bank employees. PMID: 32715531 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Exposure to 1-bromopropane vapors during pregnancy enhances the development of hippocampal neuronal excitability in rat pups during lactation.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results provide evidence that prenatal exposure to 1-BP accelerates developmental enhancement of hippocampal excitability in the pups before eye-opening. The current study suggests that our evaluation method of DNT is applicable to the industrial chemical 1-BP. PMID: 32715571 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Validation of the Japanese version of the CDC HRQOL-4 in workers.
CONCLUSIONS: Japanese version of the CDC HRQOL-4 is a reliable and valid instrument that may be used to assess overall health and physically and mentally unhealthy days in Japanese workers. PMID: 32715582 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Fire risk assessment in fire hazardous zones of gasoline stations.
CONCLUSION: It suggests that high risk must be controlled by using preventive and safety actions: eliminating fire ignition sources, such as by cellphone prohibition, and inspection of electrostatic discharges, engineering control with grounding when refuelling, signposting of hazardous zones, and VRS installation on dispenser nozzles. PMID: 32716560 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Occupational health professionals' attitudes, knowledge, and motivation concerning smoking cessation-Cross-sectional survey.
CONCLUSIONS: All the OH professionals were highly motivated to deepen their knowledge of SCTS. The barriers between different professionals need to be recognized in occupational health services (OHS). OHS should organize its SCTS more effectively, strengthen their contributions to smoking cessation programs, and recognize the potential of OH physiotherapists for providing SCTS and enable them to expand their training. PMID: 32701202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 24, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

COVID-19 and ophthalmology: An environmental work hazard.
Authors: Kuo IC, O'Brien TP PMID: 32692449 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

An analysis on the relationship between safety awareness and safety behaviors of healthcare professionals, Ankara/Turkey.
CONCLUSION: A significant positive correlation was found between safety awareness and safety behaviors and it was concluded that the increase in safety awareness led to an increase in safety behavior. PMID: 32573064 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Workplace responses to COVID-19 associated with mental health and work performance of employees in Japan.
Authors: Sasaki N, Kuroda R, Tsuno K, Kawakami N Abstract OBJECTIVES: The study investigated the links between workplace measures implemented in response to COVID-19 with mental health and work performance of employees in Japan. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of a sample from a cohort study of full-time employees. Participants (n = 1448) completed an online self-report questionnaire on March 19-22, 2020. Multiple linear regression was conducted to ascertain their fear of and worry associated with COVID-19, psychological distress, and work performance. RESULTS: The number of workplace me...
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

A systematic review of the effectiveness of employer-led interventions for drug misuse.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the opioid epidemic, high-quality studies evaluating the effectiveness of employer-led interventions to prevent or reduce the adverse effects of substance use are lacking. Higher quality and mixed methods studies are needed to determine whether any of the interventions are generalizable and whether contextual adaptations are needed. In the meantime, there is a reason to believe that commonly recommended, employer-led interventions may be effective in some environments. PMID: 32533807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

The associations between anxiety/depression and plasma chromogranin A among healthy workers: Results from EHOP study.
Authors: Li Y, Song Y, Dang W, Guo L, Xu W Abstract OBJECTIVES: Chromogranin A (CgA) is regarded as an indicator of sympathetic tone and adrenomedullary system activity. Catestatin is one of CgA-derived fragments through proteolytic processing. Many studies have confirmed the correlation between anxiety/depression and the salivary CgA level. The study was to investigate the associations between anxiety/depression and plasma CgA/catestatin levels in healthy workers without cardiovascular disease. METHODS: The study included 263 healthy workers (175 men and 88 women). The symptoms of anxiety and depression were m...
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Overweight, underweight, and obesity among male long-distance professional drivers in Iran.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings indicate that overweight and obesity are prevalent among long-distance professional drivers in Iran and appears to be similar to the general population. PMID: 32515859 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Psychosocial impact of COVID-19 for general workers.
Authors: Shimazu A, Nakata A, Nagata T, Arakawa Y, Kuroda S, Inamizu N, Yamamoto I PMID: 32515864 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Assessing the effect of mandatory progress reporting on treatment requirements identified during health examinations at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant: A time series analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings showed that the initiative was effective, with the number of early visits for further health examinations increasing and a decrease in the number of people with unmet health needs. PMID: 32515865 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

A randomized clinical trial for neck pain among adults.
Authors: Bashir MMK, Soteriades ES PMID: 32515868 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Prevalence and molecular epidemiology of CMV and EBV among nurses working in pediatrics, transplantology, and primary health care.
CONCLUSIONS: The positive PCR CMV/EBV markers only in the study group can be indicative of the exposure of nurses to these pathogens being greater than in other people not being professionally involved in patient care. In addition, it was observed that the level of CMV IgG antibodies as well as EBV VCA IgG antibodies tended to be linked to the age and the length of work of nurses working in pediatrics. PMID: 32515872 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Size of company of the longest-held job and mortality in older Japanese adults: A 6-year follow-up study from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study.
CONCLUSIONS: In men, mortality in old age may decrease with increasing size of company of the longest-held job. To reduce health inequalities in old age due to differences in size of company, studies should be conducted to determine the underlying mechanisms and moderating factors and those findings should be reflected in labor policies and occupational health systems. PMID: 32515877 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Inter-laboratory comparison of pulmonary lesions induced by intratracheal instillation of NiO nanoparticle in rats: Histopathological examination results.
CONCLUSION: The similarity of the histopathological changes observed by five independent groups indicates that intratracheal instillation can be a useful screening method to detect the pulmonary toxicity of nanomaterials. PMID: 32515878 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Author Reply to "A randomized clinical trial for neck pain among adults".
Author Reply to "A randomized clinical trial for neck pain among adults". J Occup Health. 2020 Jan;62(1):e12127 Authors: Furukawa Y PMID: 32515879 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Occupational health responses to COVID-19: What lessons can we learn from SARS?
Authors: Koh D, Goh HP Abstract On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) received reports of pneumonia cases of unknown etiology in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province, China. The agent responsible was subsequently identified as a coronavirus-SARS-CoV-2. The WHO declared this disease as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern at the end of January 2020. This event evoked a sense of déjà vu, as it has many similarities to the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) of 2002-2003. Both illnesses were caused by a zoonotic novel coronavirus, both originated during wi...
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Work-related injuries and illnesses and their association with hour of work: Analysis of the Oregon construction industry in the US using workers' compensation accepted disabling claims, 2007-2013.
CONCLUSIONS: This study identified the burden and distribution of work-related injuries and illnesses in the Oregon construction industry. Continued intervention efforts should target certain subpopulations (eg, young workers) and certain working time periods (eg, mid- and end-shift) to protect construction workers' safety and health. PMID: 32515883 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Household income and retirement perspective among older workers in Germany-Findings from the lidA Cohort Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings indicate that many workers with low income may find themselves forced to extend their working life, irrespective of their health. This requires increased attention by research as well as policy. Policy might have to acknowledge group specific negative side effects of regulations effectively extending working lives. PMID: 32515884 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research