The relationship between organizational climate, job stress, workplace burnout, and retention of pharmacists.
This study explored the relationship between organizational climate, job stress, workplace burnout, and retention of pharmacists. This study adopted a cross-sectional design and conducted a questionnaire survey of pharmacists working at three teaching hospitals (a district teaching hospital, a regional teaching hospital, and a medical center). METHODS: The sampling criteria were a license to practice pharmacy and a willingness to sign a written consent form to participate in this study. RESULTS: One hundred ten questionnaires were distributed, of which 101 contained valid responses, yielding a valid return rate of ...
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Developing a global occupational health and safety management system model for Japanese companies.
CONCLUSIONS: The global OHSMS model was based on the use of methods and specialized human resources relevant to each region and their common objectives, as well as evaluation indicators based on the minimum requirements of the company headquarters. To verify the effectiveness of this model, the experiment should be extended to other countries. PMID: 31386257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 8, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Restorative yoga for occupational stress among Japanese female nurses working night shift: Randomized crossover trial.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that restorative yoga may be effective for alleviating occupational stress among female nurses working the night shift. PMID: 31368154 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 2, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

The influence of the thermal modification of pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) wood on the creation of fine dust particles in plane milling: Fine dust creation in the plane milling of thermally modified pine wood.
CONCLUSION: With the increase of the temperature of the modification, the share of the finest dust particles, which are a potential threat to the health of employees, increases. To reduce dust emissions during milling of thermally modified wood, the highest possible cutting depth should be used. PMID: 31364230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Prevalence of hand-arm vibration syndrome among tyre shop workers in Kelantan, Malaysia.
Authors: Qamruddin AA, Nik Husain NR, Sidek MY, Hanafi MH, Ripin ZM, Ali N Abstract BACKGROUND: Prolonged exposure to hand-arm vibration is associated with a disorder of the vascular, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems of the upper limb known as hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Currently, the evidence of HAVS in tropical environments is limited. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and severity of HAVS among tyre shop workers in Kelantan, Malaysia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study involving 200 tyre shop workers from two districts in Kelantan was performed. Part one data were collected at the f...
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - August 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Development and evaluation of a training program for occupational health nurses regarding support for workers with cancer and their workplaces.
This study aimed to develop and evaluate a training program for occupational health nurses (OHNs) regarding support for workers with cancer and their workplaces. METHODS: Based on our prior research, we engaged in multiple discussions on the development of training program for OHNs. For examining the effectiveness of the developed training program, we collected and analyzed the data from three repeated surveys conducted before, immediately after, and 3 months after the training on self-confidence levels of the participants regarding 23 items associated with support for workers with cancer and their workplaces. ...
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 18, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Presenteeism as a predictor of disability pension: A prospective study among nursing professionals and care assistants in Sweden.
CONCLUSIONS: The study suggests that frequent presenteeism contributes to an increased risk of disability pension among nursing professionals and care assistants as well as among all other occupations. PMID: 31294519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 13, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Challenging decreased mobility leading to disability in a super-aging society.
Authors: Yamada K PMID: 31290259 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Occupational exposure limits for cumene, 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid, silicon carbide whisker, benzyl alcohol, and methylamine, and carcinogenicity, occupational sensitizer, and reproductive toxicant classifications.
Authors: Committee for Recommendation of Occupational Exposure Limits, Japan Society for Occupational Health PMID: 31290260 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

The association between effective workplace communication with superiors and lower psychological distress among workers in the evacuation area after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.
CONCLUSION: Only workplace communication with superiors or managers was associated with low-psychological distress, even after drastic changes in the workplace. Therefore, superiors or managers should initiate open communication and active consultation after a disaster. PMID: 31267631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 5, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Cross-cultural validation of the work functioning impairment scale (WFun) among Japanese, English, and Chinese versions using Rasch analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings indicate that the English, Chinese, and Japanese versions of WFun have good comparability. PMID: 31254306 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Does working long hours increase the risk of cardiovascular disease for everyone?
CONCLUSION: Long working hours and household income level can have differential effects on the risk of CVD by socioeconomic status. This study shows that positive income effect may dominate the potential negative effect of long working hours with respect to the risk of CVD in the low-income group. PMID: 31237053 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Reducing agate dust exposure in Khambhat, India: Protective practices, barriers, and opportunities.
CONCLUSIONS: Interventions and future research should be designed to engage the community to improve preventive behavior, and implement affordable and effective dust control interventions in the agate industry. PMID: 31228324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Quality of nursing work life and related factors among emergency nurses in Jordan.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study reported a noticeable alteration in QNWL among nurses working in ER. The nurses had a moderate QNWL levels. Also, the results emphasized on the importance of conducting further interventional research studies in the future to establish effective measures to enhance nurse QNWL. Consequently, this may improve the provided nursing care for the patients and their families. PMID: 31215754 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Prevalence and determinants of noise-induced hearing loss among workers in the automotive industry in China: A pilot study.
Authors: Chen Y, Zhang M, Qiu W, Sun X, Wang X, Dong Y, Chen Z, Hu W Abstract OBJECTIVE: Data on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in the automotive industry are rare. This pilot study aimed to investigate the prevalence and determinants of NIHL among workers in the automotive industry in China. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 6557 participants from the automotive industry. The questionnaire survey was administered, and individual noise exposure level (LAeq.8h ) and hearing loss level were measured. RESULTS: Of participants, 96.43% were male; the median age was 27.0 years and 28.82...
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Outcomes for facilitators of workplace environment improvement applying a participatory approach.
CONCLUSIONS: It is suggested that the role of a facilitator dynamically changes through a participatory workplace improvement program as a key person in the workplace. Supporting acting facilitators' initiatives in the process of workplace improvement programs, as well as promoting the active involvement of workers and managers were considered useful for effective implementation of workplace improvement programs. PMID: 31131521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

The effects of a 120-minute nap on sleepiness, fatigue, and performance during 16-hour night shifts: A pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: A 120-minute nap taken from 22:00 to 02:00 may cause temporary sleepiness after waking, increase fatigue and reduce performance. Greater attention should be given to naps taken at a later time (ie, 02-NAP). In addition, taking a nap starting at 00:00 might decrease the risks of errors in the morning. PMID: 31087442 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Allergen-specific IgE to recombinant latex allergens in occupational allergy diagnostics.
CONCLUSIONS: Test for recombinant latex allergens is much more accurate in recognition of latex allergy than test for latex extract, which seems to produce false-positive results in patients with pollen allergy. The measurements of sIgE against recombinant latex allergens Hev b 6.01, 6.02, 5, and 8 are useful in differentiating OA from WEA. PMID: 31090202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

The effect of changes in overtime work hours on depressive symptoms among Japanese white-collar workers: A 2-year follow-up study.
CONCLUSIONS: A decrease in overtime work hours may prevent the deterioration of mental health. This knowledge could support the necessity of mental health measures through decreasing overtime work hours proposed by national policy in Japan. PMID: 31041854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Overwork-related disorders and recent improvement of national policy in South Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: Prevention and compensation policies have improved working conditions in Korea, but there remains much to be done. This review significantly contributes to the understanding of the overall policies and research to prevent overwork-related disorders in Korea. PMID: 31025505 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - April 27, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Occupational exposure to inhaled nanoparticles: Are young workers being left in the dust?
CONCLUSIONS: The differences in exposures and health consequences from NPs on young workers are insufficiently understood. Research is needed to better understand what adolescent-specific mitigation strategies may be most suitable to address these risk factors. PMID: 31006954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Priority approaches of occupational safety and health activities for preventing low back pain among caregivers.
CONCLUSIONS: These OSHAs decreased lifting a resident using human power and taking an unsuitable posture, which are the primary risk factors of LBP. Therefore, these OSHAs should be implemented as priority approaches to prevent LBP among caregivers in care facilities for the elderly. PMID: 31004382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Biological monitoring of o-toluidine in urine pretreated by an enzymatic deconjugation method.
CONCLUSIONS: OT and its six metabolites can each be determined with LC-MS. The alkaline method is not so optimal for exact biological monitoring. Rather, the sum of urinary OT, NHM, and ACR measured by the enzymatic method is a better index, and "end of the workweek" is a good urine-sampling time for the biological monitoring of OT exposure. PMID: 31002462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Relationships between body mass index, lifestyle habits, and locomotive syndrome in young- and middle-aged adults: A cross-sectional survey of workers in Japan.
This study aimed to provide basic data on the epidemiological characteristics of LS, including in young- and middle-aged adults. METHOD: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of a nonrandom sample of 852 adults aged 18-64 (678 males, 174 females) working in five companies in Japan, between December 2015 and February 2018. LS stage was determined using the criteria proposed by the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA). LS stage 0 was defined as No-LS, and stages 1 and 2 were defined as LS. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to investigate the independent relationship between LS and sociodemographic, smoking...
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Sociomedical problems of overwork-related deaths and disorders in Japan.
CONCLUSIONS: Multiple, simultaneous actions need to be made by employees, employers, researchers, and the authorities to achieve the goal of reducing the number of workers suffering from the overwork-related CCVDs and mental disorders. PMID: 30977205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Association of low back pain with presenteeism in hospital nursing staff.
CONCLUSIONS: It became obvious that Chronic LBP in nurses was significantly related to time management, mental-interpersonal relationship, and output. The importance of preventing a decline in work productivity by taking precautions to prevent chronic LBP and depression was suggested. PMID: 30953383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Urinary trimethyl tin reflects blood trimethyl tin in workers recycling organotins.
CONCLUSIONS: The study shows that urinary TMT reflects blood TMT. In co-exposure to TMT and DMT, urinary TMT can be an internal exposure marker of TMT, which might be not only derived from external exposure to TMT but also converted from DMT in human body. PMID: 30924213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - March 31, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Simplified procedures for estimation of biological occupational exposure limits.
CONCLUSION: Simplified procedures for estimation of BOEL values are proposed. PMID: 30924219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - March 31, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Measurement properties and implications of the Brief Resilience Scale in healthy workers.
CONCLUSIONS: Reliability of the BRS-DLV is sufficient and there is evidence of construct validity. Inconsistent answering, however, caused problems in interpretation and factor structure of the BRS-DLV. This can be easily detected and handled because item 2, 4 and 6 are in reversed order. Other language versions differ in factor structure, most likely because systematic errors are not corrected for. To collect valid data, it is advised to be aware of inconsistent answering of respondents. PMID: 30903648 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Possibility of lung cancer risk in indium-exposed workers: An 11-year multicenter cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: Although the SIR was not statistically significant, there was an undeniable possibility of indium-related lung cancer due to the short follow-up duration being insufficient to disclose lung cancer and the small number of lung cancer cases. Further follow-up is necessary. PMID: 30895696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - March 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Blind working time in visual display terminal users.
CONCLUSIONS: VDT users could engage in BW during VDT work, the IBI was shorter immediately after BW, and subjective symptoms improved. These results suggest that BW may provide a more effective measure for the management of VDT working time. PMID: 30866126 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Effects of ventilation openings in industrial safety helmets on evaporative heat dissipation.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study utilizing SHM showed that ventilation openings on both the right and left sides or front and back sides of commercial ISHs were not significantly effective in increasing total evaporative heat dissipation under an equivalent temperature of ambience and manikin shell. Further improvements on ISH are needed to increase evaporative heat dissipation. PMID: 30866127 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of work ability index (WAI) questionnaire among Iranian workers; a study in petrochemical and car manufacturing industries.
This study is aimed at investigating psychometric properties of the Persian translation of work ability index (WAI). METHODS: A total number of 750 employees were randomly selected from car manufacturing and petrochemical industries. Reliability of the questionnaire was determined using test-retest and Cronbach alpha coefficient. Factor analysis was used for assessing construct validity. To determine discriminant validity, the mean score of total WAI was compared between workers with high and low sick leave rate. RESULTS: Intraclass correlation coefficients for its seven dimensions were estimated higher than 0.7. T...
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Investigation into the relationship between fatal work accidents, national income, and employment rate in developed and developing countries.
CONCLUSIONS: As a result, there was a negative relationship between the FWA and NI growth and a positive relationship with the ER. PMID: 30851057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - March 10, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Emergency response to occupational brucellosis in a pharmaceutical manufacturing enterprise.
Authors: Zhang M, Yuan W, Huang H PMID: 30839144 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

A pilot study of occupational exposure to pathogenic microorganisms through lip cosmetics among dental hygienists.
CONCLUSION: Our findings indicate that dental staff, including dental hygienists, should exercise more careful workplace habits, particularly with regard to infection control and cosmetic use. PMID: 30839156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Comparison of the risk of developing lumbar herniated intervertebral disc between dentists and other occupations: A nationwide population-based study in Taiwan.
CONCLUSIONS: Dentists in Taiwan have a lower risk of developing lumbar HIVD than that among other occupations. Although this result is different from the general cognition, it does not imply that the prevention of lumbar HIVD in dentists is not important. Further studies are warranted to better address this issue. PMID: 30839158 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Policy changes for preventing and recognizing overwork-related cardiovascular diseases in Taiwan: An overview.
CONCLUSIONS: Long working hours and other work characteristics increase the risk of overwork-related CVD. By reviewing the changes in policy for preventing overwork and recognizing overwork-related disease, we identified the need for clearly defined guidance on evaluating overwork-related CVD, with specific criteria for working hours and other risk factors regarding work characteristics. National policies that lead to better working conditions and prevent overwork-related diseases must be developed. PMID: 30816617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Thinking on occupational exposure assessment of multi-walled carbon nanotube carcinogenicity.
Authors: Kasai T, Umeda Y, Sasaki T, Fukushima S PMID: 30801936 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Developing a guideline for measuring the total number concentration of engineering nanomaterials in workplaces in China.
CONCLUSIONS: The draft guideline based on traditional industrial hygiene practices can be used to identify the emission source of nanomaterials, qualitatively and quantitatively assess exposure to nanomaterials in workplaces. PMID: 30790393 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - February 24, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Association between working hours, work engagement, and work productivity in employees: A cross-sectional study of the Japanese Study of Health, Occupation, and Psychosocial Factors Relates Equity.
CONCLUSIONS: Working hours did not have any significant associations with work productivity when taking work engagement into account. Work engagement did not moderate the influence of working hours on work productivity, though it attenuated the relationship between working hours and work productivity. PMID: 30793826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - February 24, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Beyond Stanton and Pott hypothesis; carbon nanotubes-induced malignant mesothelioma as a disease of gene loss.
Authors: Yoshida GJ PMID: 30773744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Emergency response to occupational brucellosis in a pharmaceutical manufacturing enterprise.
Authors: Yoshida GJ PMID: 30767335 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - February 17, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Occupational differences in standardized mortality ratios for non-melanotic skin cancer and melanoma in exposed areas among individuals with Fitzpatrick skin types III and IV.
CONCLUSION: This is the first Asian study to suggest that agriculture/fishery/forestry workers have increased SMRs for NMSC and CM in exposed areas. Early diagnosis of skin cancer in this group is important. PMID: 30761684 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

One-year weight loss maintenance outcomes following a worksite-based weight reduction program among Japanese men with cardiovascular risk factors.
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that the worksite-based weight reduction program not only enabled short-term weight loss, but that the participants were able to successfully maintain their weight for 1 year after the program without any supplementary interventions. PMID: 30734418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - February 10, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Factors of occurrence and improvement methods of presenteeism attributed to diabetes: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Our review suggests that presenteeism attributed to diabetes is mainly caused by hypoglycemia, diabetic neuropathy, and mood disorders. There are very limited evidences, but available information suggests that improving glycemic control, adjusting treatment regimen by evaluating the impact on work, providing psychological support, and developing suitable work accommodations may effectively reduce presenteeism. PMID: 30698334 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Bermuda grass pollen allergen implicated in clinically relevant cross-reactivity to multiple grains: A case report.
CONCLUSION: In Korea, Bermuda grass is rarely seen and is generally found in athletic fields or theme parks. Following exposure to this relatively rare grass, our patient exhibited new anaphylactic responses to various external antigens. Therefore, we attribute his severe anaphylaxis to sensitization caused by Bermuda grass exposure and cross-reactive hypersensitivity to other grains. PMID: 30698335 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Influence of the type of occupation on osteoarthritis of the knee in men: The Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010-2012.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that occupation might affect the development of knee OA and presence of chronic knee pain in men ≥50 years old. WC workers are least affected by knee OA and chronic knee pain, and AL and BC workers are at clearly higher risk for knee OA and chronic knee pain. PMID: 30698336 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Validation of a smart chair and corresponding smartphone app as an objective measure of desk-based sitting.
CONCLUSIONS: Chair&app generally provided reliable measures of desk-based sitting. Consequently, chair&app might be useful as a self-monitoring tool in the workplace context. Further research is needed to explore its usefulness in reducing adults' desk-based sitting. PMID: 30698337 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research

Direct methyl esterification with 2,2-dimethoxypropane for the simultaneous determination of urinary metabolites of toluene, xylene, styrene, and ethylbenzene by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
CONCLUSIONS: The proposed method is a simple and accurate which is suitable for routine analyses that could be used for biological monitoring of occupational exposure to four organic solvents. PMID: 30698338 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)
Source: Journal of Occupational Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: J Occup Health Source Type: research