The reference values in the interpretation of toxicological data.
Authors: Iavicoli I, Leso V, Fontana L Abstract The worldwide gradual expansion of industrialization has led to a dramatic increase in the production and use of chemical substances. This has resulted in a greater dispersion of these elements in the environment and in an increased exposure of the general population and workers. In this scenario, a thorough knowledge of exposure levels is needed in order to assess chemical risks in environmental and occupational settings. Biological monitoring is among the most useful tools for assessing exposure. However, in order to provide really effective guidance in the applicat...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 3, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Carpal tunnel syndrome among milking parlor workers in Northern Italy: a comparison of screening approaches.
DISCUSSION: The symptom questionnaire was associated with the median nerve pathology often seen in CTS. Moreover, the study results have shown the questionnaire to be the most effective screening method when compared to ultrasound. PMID: 31475688 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 3, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

A hospital occupational diseases unit: an experience to increase the recognition of occupational disease.
CONCLUSIONS: A hospital ODU can improve reporting and official recognition of occupational diseases that otherwise might not have been recognized. Expanding this experience to other Spanish and European hospitals could improve the efficiency of workers' compensation schemes and better support preventive policies. PMID: 31475689 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 3, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Metabolic syndrome in shift healthcare workers.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest the need to better investigate the impact of sleep deprivation in the assessment of MS risk in shift-HCWs and clarify the role of such variables as confounders, mediators, or effect modifiers. Moreover, to date the data regarding management interventions focused on the risk of MS are inconsistent and therefore a special effort is required to detect strategic ways to minimize the likelihood of MS occurring in shift-HCWs. PMID: 31475690 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 3, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Relationship between personality type and musculoskeletal disorders among office staff.
CONCLUSION: Personality types and MSDs occurrence seemed to be associated. It was thus suggested to take account of psychological factors (e.g., personality types) in macro policy-making, employee selection, and professional staff training programs. PMID: 31475691 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 3, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Longitudinal evaluation of a hearing protector fit training program.
CONCLUSION: These findings emphasize the need for continual worker training in the correct fit of earplug HPDs and the importance of longitudinal PAR monitoring. In addition, some workers, despite the training provided, did not adapt to the HPDs used. Therefore, it is essential that other protection methods and/or other HPD types are made available to these individuals. PMID: 31475692 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 3, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

The relationship between work-related psychosocial factors and burnout among Iranian nurses: Job Demand-Control-Support model.
CONCLUSION: Appropriate interventions on reducing job demands both psychologically and physically and increasing social support and job control are suggested in prevention of burnout among the studied nurses. PMID: 31475693 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 3, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Workplace health promotion.
Authors: Talini D, Baldasseroni A Abstract Workplace Health Promotion (WHP-Workplace Health Promotion) is aimed at improving the workers' well-being and health, so as to guarantee conditions of greater psycho-physical well-being and work capacity for a future elderly population. Cost-benefit analysis studies indicate that the return of profits compared to the invested capital (Return of investment - ROI) can be very good. To conduct WHP's activities successfully, the continuous and convinced commitment of all corporate subjects is required. WHP interventions must not represent alternative paths to those of Preventi...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 3, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Molecular and epigenetic markers as promising tools to quantify the effect of occupational exposures and the risk of developing non-communicable diseases.
Authors: Ferrari L, Pavanello S, Bollati V Abstract Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are chronic diseases that are by far the leading cause of death in the world. Many occupational hazards, together with social, economic and demographic factors, have been associated to NCDs development. Genetic susceptibility or environmental exposures alone are not usually sufficient to explain the pathogenesis of NCDs, but can be integrated in a more complex scenario that can result in pathological phenotypes. Epigenetics is a crucial component of this scenario, as its changes are related to specific exposures, therefore potentia...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - July 4, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Work-related self-reported musculoskeletal disorders in hypermarket cashiers: a study in south of Portugal.
CONCLUSIONS: Our data showed a high rate of reported injuries among hypermarket cashiers, especially among part-time workers and those with the highest length of employment. PMID: 31268426 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - July 4, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Asbestos in fresh water fish of a pond in Milan. Where is it coming from?
CONCLUSIONS: Benthic fish species have likely been contaminated by their close contact with the polluted bottom of the pond. Instead, the presence of asbestos in the trout is probably linked to a previous contamination during farming, since this fish spend a brief period of time in the water of the pond. Asbestos distribution and concentration exclude a risk for public health; however, some values of asbestos found in fish meat deserve attention. Accordingly, precautionary indications have been given to the Municipality of Milan and to the fishermen association. A larger scale monitoring of water, food and animal feed is w...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - July 4, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Emerging problems and novel skills: a qualitative analysis on the role of occupational physicians.
Authors: Calicchia S, Cangiano G, Scolamiero G, Capanna S, Papaleo B Abstract INTRODUCTION: The thorough changes in the world of employment, together with regulatory changes, have made the role of occupational health physicians increasingly complex, with an extension of the prescribing component, linked to the operational aspects of the role, as well as a greater complexity in the discretionary sphere, which also requires a number of "non-technical" skills. OBJECTIVES: This work investigates how occupational physicians experience and represent their role, with special attention paid to the person-cont...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - July 4, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Impact of social and occupational factors over job control.
CONCLUSIONS: There are two parameters influencing "job control": social factors concerning educational level, and work situation factors, including seniority and being a white collar worker. PMID: 31268429 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - July 4, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Benzene and leukemia: from scientific evidence to regulations. A historical example.
CONCLUSIONS: As a result of these studies and the subsequent regulations which banned benzene, exposure conditions changed in the workplace in the last few decades. The resulting low concentrations have prompted researchers to investigate new exposure biomarkers and to study any related health problems. PMID: 31268430 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - July 4, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Macular degeneration: peculiar sunlight exposure in an agricultural worker.
CONCLUSION: This brief case-report points out that occupational exposure to the short wavelength component of visible light and UV-A deserve further attention regarding preventive measures and the adoption of adequate personal protective equipment, in particular in productive sectors involving lengthy eye exposure to solar radiation and to the reflectance of surrounding surfaces. Furthermore, the cases of AMD and cataract should receive a complete and accurate occupational anamnesis for a more proper recognition of the possible role of occupational solar radiation exposure in the induction of the disease. PMID: 3126843...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - July 4, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Non-invasive techniques to assess restrictive lung disease in workers exposed to free crystalline silica.
CONCLUSIONS: Only one out of 14 cases of restrictive deficit diagnosed on the basis of body plethysmography values was also identified by means of spirometry. This finding supports the need to use body plethysmography in the health surveillance of clay workers exposed to FCS. PMID: 30990470 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - April 18, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Validation of cleaning procedures used in an Italian Hospital Pharmacy for antineoplastic drug decontamination: a new tool for industrial hygiene.
DISCUSSION: The application of the protocol for procedure validation suggested here could be used in every HOP as a reliable industrial hygiene tool to demonstrate the validity of the chosen cleaning procedure. PMID: 30990471 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - April 18, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Big Data in occupational medicine: the convergence of -omics sciences, participatory research and e-health.
CONCLUSIONS: In the light of novel hazards and thanks to new analytical approaches, molecular and digital underpinnings become extremely important in occupational medicine. Computational and digital tools can enable us to uncover new relationships between exposures and work-related diseases; to monitor the public reaction to novel risk factors associated to occupational diseases; to identify exposure-related changes in disease natural history; and to evaluate preventive workplace practices and legislative measures adopted for workplace health and safety. PMID: 30990472 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - April 18, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Work hazards and workers' mental health: an investigation based on the fifth European Working Conditions Survey.
Authors: Russo M, Lucifora C, Pucciarelli F, Piccoli B Abstract BACKGROUND: Workplace hazards are a significant source of health impairment for workers and of financial losses for firms. EU directives on workers' health and safety standards significantly contributed to reduce reported occupational injuries, yet the incidence and prevalence of work-related mental illness is still very high. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the association between work-related hazards and individuals' perceived mental health. We reviewed the existing evidence on the channels through which task-related factors, adverse agents and psych...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - April 18, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Workplace violence towards healthcare workers: an observational study in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Rome.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study reveal that the phenomenon of aggression is not negligible, and that awareness on the issue and staff training is essential. PMID: 30990474 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - April 18, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

How to improve performance and prevent burnout in safety representatives.
Authors: Dal Corso L, Carluccio F, Scarcella M, Bartolucci GB, Bizzotto R, Vianello L, Magosso D, De Carlo NA Abstract BACKGROUND: The present work is part of a greater research project, aimed to examine Safety Representatives' (SRs) role, twenty years after the appointment of this figure. OBJECTIVES: The study aims to investigate the role of some personal and organizational dimensions in the promotion of SRs' well-being, in terms of reducing burnout and improving performance. METHODS: The study involved 455 SRs operating in North East Italy. They completed a self-report questionnaire, regarding conflicts w...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - April 18, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Risk behaviors among Italian healthcare students: a cross-sectional study for health promotion of future healthcare workers.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings regarding the prevalence of risk behaviors and their potential association with socio-demographic factors may be a clue to the definition of targeted strategies aimed at reducing of risk behaviors among healthcare students. PMID: 30990476 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - April 18, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Cancer risk in oil refinery workers: a pooled mortality study in Italy.
CONCLUSION: Our findings are consistent with recent evidence of an increased mortality from pleural and hematopoietic malignancies (AML and LL) among oil refinery workers. However, the lack of individual quantitative exposure data and the small number of observed events prevent the identification of the possible causal role of individual chemicals, including benzene, especially at the current very low exposure levels. PMID: 30794243 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - February 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Work-related stress in the banking sector: a study on an Italian aged population of over 2,000 workers.
This study was conceived with the purpose of exploring the associations between job characteristics that could influence stress and certain organizational aspects in a large population of banking workers. METHODS: More than 2,000 workers over 50 years of age of an Italian banking group participated in the study. Work-related stress was measured with the Stress Questionnaire (SQ). Organizational aspects of work were measured with a dedicated scale included in the SQ. Demographic aspects were detected by specific questions. Structural equation modelling was used and correlation coefficients were calculated. RESULTS: ...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - February 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Gender assessment of job stress in healthcare workers. Implications for practice.
Authors: D'Ettorre G, Pellicani V, Vullo A Abstract BACKGROUND: Work-related stress (WRS) in the healthcare sector is a major issue for both workers and organizations. To date, no consensus exists regarding differences in gender susceptibility to WRS in healthcare workers (HCWs). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to analyze how male and female HCWs employed in emergency departments experienced WRS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted regarding the perception of WRS in registered nurses employed in emergency departments. The Italian version of the Job Content Questionnaire and the Rapid St...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - February 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

The gender gap in Italian academic medicine from 2005 to 2015: still a glass ceiling.
Authors: Larese Filon F, Paniz E, Prodi A Abstract BACKGROUND: Although women make up half of the population of medical students and residents, they are still under-represented in prominent leadership positions in academia. The disparity is greatest at the highest levels and represents a loss of talent for academic health centers, showing that women must choose between career advancement and personal life. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze gender distribution in Italian medical academia in all hierarchical roles (researchers in tenure track positions, associate and full professors) in different d...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - February 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Translation and cultural adaptation of the Computer Vision Syndrome Questionnaire (CVS-Q) into Italian.
CONCLUSION: The CVS-Q© can be considered a tool easy to understand and manage for measuring the CVS in the population exposed to VDT in Italy. PMID: 30794247 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - February 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Identification of workers with past asbestos exposure in Tuscany eligible to health surveillance programme.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of several sources of information and the cooperation between occupational health services made it possible to identify a high proportion of former asbestos workers and plants., It is, nevertheless, still necessary to complete the list of eligible workers, and to facilitate their participation by making the programme more widely known. PMID: 30794248 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - February 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Epileptic seizures and occupational exposure to solvents: a cases series.
CONCLUSION: These cases suggest a possible relationship between OS exposure and onset of epilepsy. PMID: 30794249 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - February 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Occupational medicine and occupational psychology: a rendezvous in Milan after World War II.
CONCLUSIONS: The historical experience that integrated psychology and occupational medicine in the scientific context of Milan contains a series of values, useful to today's reflection and practice. Our work also undelines the importance of preserving historical documents: only a better knowledge of history can guarantee a better destiny. PMID: 30794250 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - February 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Perceived work ability at return to work in women treated for breast cancer: a questionnaire-based study.
CONCLUSIONS: Reduced work ability is commonly perceived among women who return to work after treatment for breast cancer. Occupational physicians and general practitioners should be aware of a wide range of factors influencing this perception in order to facilitate a successful return to work. PMID: 30556532 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - December 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Mortality for neurological diseases and pesticides: etiological hypotheses by a spatial analysis in the province of Pavia.
CONCLUSIONS: Notwithstanding the ecological nature of the study, our results suggest the need to further investigate the possible link between pesticides exposure or related activities and neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinson's disease. An ad hoc study on a random sample of the population living in the Province of Pavia, with the collection of individual data by means of standardized questionnaire, would allow to control for biases usually present when an ecological study design is applied. PMID: 30556533 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - December 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Relationship between sick building syndrome and indoor air quality among hospital staff.
CONCLUSION: The factors impacting the risk of experiencing SBS were determined. Bearing these factors in mind, we think that hospital administrations should be informed about arrangements and measures that will improve the quality of the internal environment of the hospital. PMID: 30556534 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - December 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Development and validation of Emotional Labour in Nursing Scale in Italy.
CONCLUSIONS: The Emotional Labour scale may foster a fuller understanding of the consequences of emotional labour. Since emotional demands and emotional labour are not included in the most common psychosocial risk assessment tools currently available, our results point out to their role in work stress prevention. PMID: 30556535 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - December 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

The role of organizational trust and organizational support on employees' well-being.
CONCLUSIONS: Distinguishing between team and organizational levels of trust and support allows to better understand the relationship between trust and support and wellbeing and organizational outcomes such as job satisfaction and turnover intentions. Practical implications, as well as future research, should therefore refer to the different levels of such predictors. PMID: 30556536 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - December 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Evaluation of the current status of the eye lens radiation exposure in an Interventional Radiology department.
Authors: Pugliese M, Amatiello A, Correra M, Stoia V, Cerciello V, Roca V, Loffredo F, Fiore F, La Verde G Abstract BACKGROUND: Following recent epidemiological studies, which showed tissue reactions from ionizing radiation at significantly lower doses, the 2013/59 EURATOM Directive of 5th December 2013 lowered the limit on the equivalent dose to the eye lens from 150 mSv to 20 mSv per year. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, it is considered appropriate to perform a timely dose monitoring by using specific dosimeters. OBJECTIVES: Analysis of the current state of the eye lens exposures during interventional...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - December 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Silica, silicosis and lung cancer: what level of exposure is acceptable?
Authors: Manno M, Levy L, Johanson G, Cocco P Abstract Silica, silicosis and lung cancer: what level of exposure is acceptable? PMID: 30556538 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - December 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Early lung cancer diagnosis among workers exposed to carcinogens.
Authors: Consonni D, Pesatori A Abstract Following the publication of results of NLST (National Lung Screening Trial, USA) and ELCAP (Early Lung Cancer Action Project, USA), lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in high-risk subjects has been recommended in North-America. Conversely, the European Community has been waiting for further evidence. The recently concluded Dutch-Belgian Lung Cancer Screening trial (NELSON) confirmed the efficacy of LDCT screening in reducing lung cancer mortality. Two recent studies in the USA and Italy showed positive results in occupational settings among worke...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - December 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

The occupational health and safety dimension of Industry 4.0.
DISCUSSION: Occupational health professionals, responsible for safeguarding health in the workplace, should make an adequate assessment of the risks attributable to 4.0 tools and should promote and protect the health and safety of workers through careful risk management based on continuous occupational training and information. PMID: 30378585 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - November 1, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Biological monitoring of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and to metallic elements in Italian Navy workers operating near the industrial area in Taranto (South Italy).
Authors: Lovreglio P, Barbierato M, Crociata F, Tomao E, Diomede L, Gallo E, Scaramuzzo P, Drago I, Paganelli M, Apostoli P, Soleo L Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess, by means of biological monitoring, exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and to metallic elements in Italian Navy workers operating near the industrial area in Taranto, and thereby estimate the health risk. METHODS: A total of 450 workers in the Italian Navy were examined; they had office type jobs, and 150 of them worked near the industrial area in Taranto (exposed group), 150 in Taranto but far from this area (internal control group)...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - November 1, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

I break and bend. Posture, lifts and musculoskeletal disorders among preschool teachers.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings highlight some critical issues inherent to the working conditions of nursery school teachers, underlining the need to introduce preventive measures that, in order to effectively support workers, should be adopted starting from the beginning of their career. PMID: 30378587 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - November 1, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Stalking in nursing profession: behavior, consequences, coping strategies and gender difference.
CONCLUSIONS: Possible strategies for preventing the phenomenon are discussed, highlighting the percentage (8.2% among female victims, 5.8% among male victims) of those who have reported to the police. PMID: 30378588 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - November 1, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Unusual case of traumatic carotid artery dissection occurred during a work-related activity. A case report.
We report a case of a 49-year-old industrial vehicles mechanic who was projected to the ground by the explosion of the tire of a heavy truck he was inflating. In the following hours he presented various neurological signs and symptoms and was admitted to the Emergency Department. During hospitalization the patient underwent clinical and instrumental investigations with AngioCT and MR finding of left internal carotid artery dissection in correspondence of its cervical segment and three acute ischemic lesions in the left temporal, parietal and occipital lobes. Medical management was successful and the patient was discharged ...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - November 1, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

The contribution of Italian migrant women in the New World to health and safety at work.
CONCLUSIONS: Italian migrant women, among others, played an important role in the USA social and economic development. Women were particularly exposed to infectious disease, fire risk, radium painting, repetitiveness, etc. Important trials, inquiries and legislation together with recognition of occupational diseases were fostered thanks to their often unknown sacrifice. Today as yesterday migrant workers should be valued and prevention improved. PMID: 30378590 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - November 1, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Influence of paid maternity leave on return to work after childbirth.
CONCLUSIONS: Taking paid ML seems to be associated with higher maternal employment rates 1-year after childbirth. Therefore, our findings suggest that protection of maternity might positively influence women's labour market participation after childbirth. PMID: 30168497 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 2, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Effects of aircraft noise on annoyance, sleep disorders, and blood pressure among adult residents near the Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY), Italy.
Authors: Carugno M, Imbrogno P, Zucchi A, Ciampichini R, Tereanu C, Sampietro G, Barbaglio G, Pesenti B, Barretta F, Bertazzi PA, Pesatori AC, Consonni D Abstract BACKGROUND: Aircraft noise may cause several non-auditory health effects, including annoyance, sleep disorders, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and impaired cognitive skills in children. OBJECTIVES: To perform a cross-sectional study among adult residents near the Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY), Italy to investigate the association between aircraft noise, annoyance, sleep disorders, blood pressure levels, and prevalence of hypertensi...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 2, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

The role of Perceptions of Context (PoC) on Job Burnout in health services organizations.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on our results, it is possible to plan focused prevention and intervention actions. PMID: 30168499 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 2, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Approach to prevention of musculoskeletal symptoms in dental students: an interventional study.
Authors: Koni A, Kufersin M, Ronchese F, Travan M, Cadenaro M, Larese Filon F Abstract BACKGROUND: Work-related musculoskeletal (MS) disorders are very common among dentists due to abnormal positions maintained during their work. There is the need to teach undergraduate students ergonomic procedures to prevent MS pain and disorders. METHODS: All the students of the School of Dentistry at the University of Trieste were enrolled for the study (No. 55). A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect anthropometric information, previous or current diseases, MS pain and disorders and work tasks performed. All...
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 2, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Exposure to airborne particles associated with the handling of graphene nanoplatelets.
CONCLUSIONS: Some operating conditions (e.g., face velocity, sash height) can be adjusted to avoid relevant personal exposure conditions and contamination of the work environment by NMs, thus ensuring safer conditions. PMID: 30168501 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 2, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research

Prevalence of consumption of psychoactive substances amongst Moroccan taxi drivers.
CONCLUSIONS: The elaboration of the prevention approach needs a cooperative spirit. It will be more accepted and applied if all taxi drivers, their representatives and road safety officers are involved in its preparation. PMID: 30168502 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medicina del Lavoro)
Source: Medicina del Lavoro - September 2, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Med Lav Source Type: research