Psychosocial work stressors and risk of all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions Workers with low job control are at increased risk of all-cause and CHD mortality compared to workers with high job control. Policy and practi ce interventions to improve job control could contribute to reductions in all-cause and CHD mortality.byTaouk Y, Spittal MJ, LaMontagne AD, Milner AJ. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3853 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Review Source Type: research

Status incongruence in human service occupations and implications for mild-to-severe depressive symptoms and register-based sickness absence: A prospective cohort study
Conclusion Status incongruence is somewhat higher among HSO than other occupations and associated with increased odds of depressive symptoms and sickness absence.byNyberg A, Johansson G, Westerlund H, Rostila M, Toivanen S. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3852 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Status incongruence in human service occupations and implications for mild-to-severe depressive symptoms and register-based sickness absence: A prospective cohort study.
Conclusion Status incongruence is somewhat higher among HSO than other occupations and associated with increased odds of depressive symptoms and sickness absence. PMID: 31570947 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Nyberg A, Johansson G, Westerlund H, Rostila M, Toivanen S Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Association between work stress and risk of suicidal ideation: A cohort study among Korean employees examining gender and age differences
Conclusion The results suggested that certain work stressors are risk factors of suicidal ideation. Gender and age differences in comp onents of work stress associated with suicidal ideation were also observed.byKim S-Y, Shin Y-C, Oh K-S, Shin D-W, Lim W-J, Cho SJ, Jeon S-W. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3851 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 20, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Association between work stress and risk of suicidal ideation: A cohort study among Korean employees examining gender and age differences.
Conclusion The results suggested that certain work stressors are risk factors of suicidal ideation. Gender and age differences in components of work stress associated with suicidal ideation were also observed. PMID: 31539082 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 20, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Kim SY, Shin YC, Oh KS, Shin DW, Lim WJ, Cho SJ, Jeon SW Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Public health and evidence-informed policy-making: The case of a commonly used herbicide
Discussion Drawing conclusions on the causation of adverse health effects by environmental chemicals can have important societal consequences, leading to policy-making which can control, limit or even prevent the exposure to the pollutant through regulation and litigation. There are critical lessons to be learned from the Monsanto saga. The whole process of evidence-informed policy-making is under threat. The case of glyphosyte is by no means over; further research is needed to cover the knowledge gaps, but this should be done independently and with full transparency. The IARC Monographs provide the scientific evaluation ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Public health and evidence-informed policy-making: The case of a commonly used herbicide.
Discussion Drawing conclusions on the causation of adverse health effects by environmental chemicals can have important societal consequences, leading to policy-making which can control, limit or even prevent the exposure to the pollutant through regulation and litigation. There are critical lessons to be learned from the Monsanto saga. The whole process of evidence-informed policy-making is under threat. The case of glyphosyte is by no means over; further research is needed to cover the knowledge gaps, but this should be done independently and with full transparency. The IARC Monographs provide the scientific evaluation o...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Vainio H Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Smoking and sickness absence: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions We found robust evidence showing that smoking increases both the risk and number of sickness absence days in working populations, regardless of study location, gender, age, and oc cupational class. Encouraging smoking cessation at the workplace could therefore be beneficial for employers and employees.byTroelstra SA, Coenen P, Boot CRL, Harting J, Kunst AE, van der Beek AJ. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3850 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Review Source Type: research

Smoking and sickness absence: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Conclusions We found robust evidence showing that smoking increases both the risk and number of sickness absence days in working populations, regardless of study location, gender, age, and occupational class. Encouraging smoking cessation at the workplace could therefore be beneficial for employers and employees. PMID: 31478055 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Troelstra SA, Coenen P, Boot CR, Harting J, Kunst AE, van der Beek AJ Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Does occupational lifting affect the risk of hypertension? Cross-sectional and prospective associations in the Copenhagen City Heart Study
Conclusions No associations were seen among the general population. Positive associations were seen among users of anti-hyperten sives and participants ≥50 years, indicating these groups as vulnerable to increases in blood pressure when exposed to occupational lifting.byKorsh øj M, Hannerz H, Marott JL, Schnohr P, Prescott E, Clays E, Holtermann A. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3847 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Does occupational lifting affect the risk of hypertension? Cross-sectional and prospective associations in the Copenhagen City Heart Study.
Conclusions No associations were seen among the general population. Positive associations were seen among users of anti-hypertensives and participants ≥50 years, indicating these groups as vulnerable to increases in blood pressure when exposed to occupational lifting. PMID: 31454050 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Korshøj M, Hannerz H, Marott JL, Schnohr P, Prescott E, Clays E, Holtermann A Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Breast cancer specialists' perspective on their role in their patients' return to work: A qualitative study
Conclusion While our study showed varying representations and practices among BC specialists, participants consistently identified barriers in supporting BC survivors` RTW. The results will guide the development of an int ervention to facilitate the role of BC specialists in the RTW process as part of a multicomponent intervention to facilitate BC survivors` RTW.byLamort-Bouch é M, Péron J, Broc G, Kochan A, Jordan C, Letrilliart L, Fervers B, Fassier J-B, FASTRACS Group. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3849 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 21, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Breast cancer specialists' perspective on their role in their patients' return to work: A qualitative study.
Conclusion While our study showed varying representations and practices among BC specialists, participants consistently identified barriers in supporting BC survivors` RTW. The results will guide the development of an intervention to facilitate the role of BC specialists in the RTW process as part of a multicomponent intervention to facilitate BC survivors` RTW. PMID: 31433060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 21, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Lamort-Bouché M, Péron J, Broc G, Kochan A, Jordan C, Letrilliart L, Fervers B, Fassier JB, FASTRACS Group Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Professor Sven Hernberg, 1934 –2019
On 10 June 2019, the occupational health community received sad news on the passing of Professor Emeritus Sven Hernberg, MD, PhD, specialist in occupational medicine and Scientific Director of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH). Sven died at the age of 85 in Helsinki, Finland. Born in Helsinki, Sven completed his medical studies at the University of Helsinki and served in FIOH for 33 years. He began his residency in occupational medicine in FIOH’s Department of Occupational Medicine in 1960, and specialized in occupational medicine in 1964, obtained his PhD in the to xicology of lead in 1967, and ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Obituary Source Type: research

Educational differences in duration of working life and loss of paid employment: working life expectancy in The Netherlands
Conclusion s There are large educational inequalities over the course of working life. Among low-educated workers, more working years are lost due to unemployment, no income, and especially disability benefits. The latter reflects large educational inequalities in health and working conditions. The metrics o f WLE and WYL provide useful insights into the life-course perspective on working careers.byRobroek SJW, Nieboer D, J ärvholm B, Burdorf A. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3842 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Educational differences in duration of working life and loss of paid employment: working life expectancy in The Netherlands.
Conclusions There are large educational inequalities over the course of working life. Among low-educated workers, more working years are lost due to unemployment, no income, and especially disability benefits. The latter reflects large educational inequalities in health and working conditions. The metrics of WLE and WYL provide useful insights into the life-course perspective on working careers. PMID: 31419303 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 16, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Robroek SJ, Nieboer D, Järvholm B, Burdorf A Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Physical capability in midlife and risk of disability pension and long-term sickness absence: prospective cohort study with register follow-up
Objective The aim of this study was to determine the association of physical capability with health-related labor market outcomes among older workers. Methods The prospective risk of disability pension and long-term sickness absence (LTSA) of ≥6 weeks was estimated from physical capability on 5076 older workers (age 49–63 years) from the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB). Physical capability was objectively measured through nine different tests (jump performance, postural balance, chair-rise, explosive muscle strength, maximal strength of the hand, back and abdominal muscles, lung capacity, and aerobic...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 11, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Heme oxygenase 1 polymorphism, occupational vapor, gas, dust, and fume exposure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a Danish population-based study
Conclusions Long alleles inHMOX1 alone and in interaction with occupational exposure seem to be associated with COPD. Failure to replicate data may be due to premature age for COPD development and low occupational exposure prevalence. We propose this long allele may be a genetic contributor to the COPD pathogenesis.byW ürtz ET, Brasch-Andersen C, Steffensen R, Hansen JG, Malling TH, Schlünssen V, Omland Ø. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3841 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 11, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Heme oxygenase 1 polymorphism, occupational vapor, gas, dust, and fume exposure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a Danish population-based study.
Conclusions Long alleles in HMOX1 alone and in interaction with occupational exposure seem to be associated with COPD. Failure to replicate data may be due to premature age for COPD development and low occupational exposure prevalence. We propose this long allele may be a genetic contributor to the COPD pathogenesis. PMID: 31411335 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 11, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Würtz ET, Brasch-Andersen C, Steffensen R, Hansen JG, Malling TH, Schlünssen V, Omland Ø Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Physical capability in midlife and risk of disability pension and long-term sickness absence: prospective cohort study with register follow-up.
ndersen LL Abstract Objective The aim of this study was to determine the association of physical capability with health-related labor market outcomes among older workers. Methods The prospective risk of disability pension and long-term sickness absence (LTSA) of ≥6 weeks was estimated from physical capability on 5076 older workers (age 49-63 years) from the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB). Physical capability was objectively measured through nine different tests (jump performance, postural balance, chair-rise, explosive muscle strength, maximal strength of the hand, back and abdominal muscles, lung ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 11, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sundstrup E, Hansen ÅM, Mortensen EL, Poulsen OM, Clausen T, Rugulies R, Møller A, Andersen LL Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Sedentary work and risk of venous thromboembolism
The objective of this paper was to examine the risk of VTE according to sitting posture at work. Methods This prospective study includes a total of 78 936 participants from the Copenhagen City Heart Study and the Copenhagen General Population Study, all without previous thromboembolic events and aged (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Sedentary work and risk of venous thromboembolism.
The objective of this paper was to examine the risk of VTE according to sitting posture at work. Methods This prospective study includes a total of 78 936 participants from the Copenhagen City Heart Study and the Copenhagen General Population Study, all without previous thromboembolic events and aged
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Johannesen CDL, Flachs EM, Ebbehøj NE, Marott JL, Jensen GB, Nordestgaard BG, Schnohr P, Bonde JPE Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Research strategies for precarious employment
Past decades have been characterized by technological changes and globalization of the economy, which has led to a change in employment conditions worldwide. Flexible labor markets and decreased impact of trade unions have contributed to the increase and emergence of insecure ‘non-standard’ forms of employment, such as temporary agency jobs and zero-hour job contracts. During the past ten years, there has been an increase, albeit slight, in precariousness of work in developed countries (1). Although precarious employment is a societal issue with potential adverse eff ects on health, the majority of research act...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 5, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Research strategies for precarious employment.
PMID: 31378816 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 5, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Ervasti J, Virtanen M Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Key factors for successful implementation of the National Rollover Protection Structure Rebate Program: A correlation analysis using the consolidated framework for implementation research
Conclusions The results of this study provide important guidance for continuing the implementation of the NRRP. Similarly, these findings can inform the evaluation of other similarly structured implementation efforts and the application of CFIR in a variety of settings.byTinc PJ, Jenkins P, Sorensen JA, Weinehall L, Gadomski A, Lindvall K. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3840 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 31, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Key factors for successful implementation of the National Rollover Protection Structure Rebate Program: A correlation analysis using the consolidated framework for implementation research.
Conclusions The results of this study provide important guidance for continuing the implementation of the NRRP. Similarly, these findings can inform the evaluation of other similarly structured implementation efforts and the application of CFIR in a variety of settings. PMID: 31365746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 31, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tinc PJ, Jenkins P, Sorensen JA, Weinehall L, Gadomski A, Lindvall K Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Binding occupational exposure limits for carcinogens in the EU - necessary but not sufficient to reduce risk.
Abstract Johanson & Tinnerberg (1) discuss the role of binding occupational exposure limit values (BOELV) in the European Union and whether these are "good" or "bad". They highlight that the main legislative tool used by the European Commission to achieve reductions in health risks from carcinogen exposure at work is the BOELV. In the past, these limits have often been set at levels linked to high risk. For example, the authors cite data for respirable crystalline silica where exposure to 0.1 mg/m 3over a working career of 45-years would result in>1% of those exposed dying from work-rela...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Cherrie JW Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

The influence of multiple occupational exposures on absence from work in pregnancy: a prospective cohort study
Conclusion The higher the number of potential ly adverse occupational exposures pregnant women experienced, the higher the risk for absence from work during pregnancy.bySejbaek CS, Pedersen J, Schl ünssen V, Begtrup LM, Juhl M, Bonde JP, Kristensen P, Bay H, Ramlau-Hansen CH, Hougaard KS. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3830 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Glyphosate use and associations with non-Hodgkin lymphoma major histological sub-types: findings from the North American Pooled Project
Conclusions There was some limited evidence of an association between glyphosate use and NHL in this pooled analysis. Suggestive associations, especially for SLL, deserve additional attention.byPahwa M, Beane Freeman LE, Spinelli JJ, Blair A, McLaughlin JR, Zahm SH, Cantor KP, Weisenburger DD, Punam Pahwa, Dosman JA, Demers PA, Harris SA. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3838 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Glyphosate use and associations with non-Hodgkin lymphoma major histological sub-types: findings from the North American Pooled Project.
Conclusions There was some limited evidence of an association between glyphosate use and NHL in this pooled analysis. Suggestive associations, especially for SLL, deserve additional attention. PMID: 31246262 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Pahwa M, Beane Freeman LE, Spinelli JJ, Blair A, McLaughlin JR, Zahm SH, Cantor KP, Weisenburger DD, Punam Pahwa PP, Dosman JA, Demers PA, Harris SA Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

The influence of multiple occupational exposures on absence from work in pregnancy: a prospective cohort study.
Conclusion The higher the number of potentially adverse occupational exposures pregnant women experienced, the higher the risk for absence from work during pregnancy. PMID: 31247116 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 27, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sejbaek CS, Pedersen J, Schlünssen V, Begtrup LM, Juhl M, Bonde JP, Kristensen P, Bay H, Ramlau-Hansen CH, Hougaard KS Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

How can we break the vicious circle between poor health and exit from paid employment?
People who involuntarily leave the labor market due to health problems run the risk of entering into a vicious circle as exiting the labor market can aggravate their initial health problems, especially if accompanied by other forms of social exclusion. While this problem affects large parts of the population, especially during economic downturns, it may particularly affect those with a weak initial labor market position, such as those with low socioeconomic status (SES). This unequal burden has been documented in an interesting paper in this issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment& Health (1). The author...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

How can we break the vicious circle between poor health and exit from paid employment?
PMID: 31187870 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: van der Beek AJ, Kunst AE Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Effectiveness of occupational e-mental health interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Conclusions Our results sug gest that occupational e-mental health interventions are associated with significant health improvements. However, more research is required to understand which factors contribute to the variation in effectiveness of particular interventions depending on the mental health area and characteristics of participants and interventions.byPhillips EA, Gordeev VS, Schrey ögg J. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3802 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Review Source Type: research

Effectiveness of occupational e-mental health interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Conclusions Our results suggest that occupational e-mental health interventions are associated with significant health improvements. However, more research is required to understand which factors contribute to the variation in effectiveness of particular interventions depending on the mental health area and characteristics of participants and interventions. PMID: 31184758 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Phillips EA, Gordeev VS, Schreyögg J Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Individual placement and support for young adults at risk of early work disability (the SEED trial). A randomized controlled trial
Conclusions IPS is effective for young a dults at risk of early work disability. IPS was superior to TVR in increasing competitive employment and promoted improvements in some non-vocational outcomes. IPS services should be offered to improve employment rates in this vulnerable group.bySveinsdottir V, Lie SA, Bond GR, Eriksen HR, Tveito TH, Grasdal AL, Reme SE. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3835 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Risk factors of hospitalization for carpal tunnel syndrome among the general working population
Conclusions Excess body mass and occupational physical factors increase the risk of hospitalization for CTS. Excess body mass potentiates the adverse effects of strenuous work on CTS.byHulkkonen S, Shiri R, Auvinen J, Miettunen J, Karppinen J, Ryh änen J. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3836 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Risk factors of hospitalization for carpal tunnel syndrome among the general working population.
Conclusions Excess body mass and occupational physical factors increase the risk of hospitalization for CTS. Excess body mass potentiates the adverse effects of strenuous work on CTS. PMID: 31168633 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Hulkkonen S, Shiri R, Auvinen J, Miettunen J, Karppinen J, Ryhänen J Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Individual placement and support for young adults at risk of early work disability (the SEED trial). A randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions IPS is effective for young adults at risk of early work disability. IPS was superior to TVR in increasing competitive employment and promoted improvements in some non-vocational outcomes. IPS services should be offered to improve employment rates in this vulnerable group. PMID: 31170299 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sveinsdottir V, Lie SA, Bond GR, Eriksen HR, Tveito TH, Grasdal AL, Reme SE Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Binding occupational exposure limits for carcinogens in the EU – necessary but not sufficient to reduce risk
Johanson& Tinnerberg (1) discuss the role of binding occupational exposure limit values (BOELV) in the European Union and whether these are “good” or “bad”. They highlight that the main legislative tool used by the European Commission to achieve reductions in health risks from carcinogen exposure at work is the BOELV. In the past, these limits have often been set at levels linked to high risk. For example, the authors cite data for respirable crystalline silica where exposure to 0.1 mg/m3 over a working career of 45-years would result in>1% of those exposed dying from work-related lung cancer...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

The effectiveness of workplace health promotion interventions on physical and mental health outcomes – a systematic review of reviews
Conclusions This review found evidence for the effectiveness of workplace interventions on the prevention of weight-related outcomes as well as mental health and musculoskel etal disorders. Future research is however needed on the factors that contribute to the successful implementation of an intervention.byProper KI, van Oostrom SH. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3834 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Review Source Type: research

The effectiveness of workplace health promotion interventions on physical and mental health outcomes - a systematic review of reviews.
Conclusions This review found evidence for the effectiveness of workplace interventions on the prevention of weight-related outcomes as well as mental health and musculoskeletal disorders. Future research is however needed on the factors that contribute to the successful implementation of an intervention. PMID: 31134284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 28, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Proper KI, van Oostrom SH Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Predicting future changes in the work ability of individuals receiving a work disability benefit: weighted analysis of longitudinal data
Conclusion This study showed that there are indications that weighted regression procedures can correctly identify more individuals who experience a relevant change in WAS compared to standard multinomial logit models. Our findings suggest that weighted analysis could be an effective method in epidemiology when predicting rare event s or diseases.byLouwerse I, Huysmans MA, van Rijssen JHJ, Schaafsma FG, Weerdesteijn KHN, van der Beek AJ, Anema JR. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3831 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Predicting future changes in the work ability of individuals receiving a work disability benefit: weighted analysis of longitudinal data.
Conclusion This study showed that there are indications that weighted regression procedures can correctly identify more individuals who experience a relevant change in WAS compared to standard multinomial logit models. Our findings suggest that weighted analysis could be an effective method in epidemiology when predicting rare events or diseases. PMID: 31132131 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Louwerse I, Huysmans MA, van Rijssen JH, Schaafsma FG, Weerdesteijn KH, van der Beek AJ, Anema JR Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Night work and postpartum depression: a national register-based cohort study
Conclusion Overall, our results do not support night work during pregnancy as a risk factor for severe PPD among hospital employees. However, we observed a 2-fold increased risk of PPD among women who stopped working night shifts after the first pregnancy trimester. This may reflect the influence of the healthy worker survivor effect and warrants further attention.byHammer P, Hageman I, Garde A, Begtrup L, Flachs E, Hansen J, Hansen Å, Hougaard K, Kolstad H, Larsen A, Pinborg A, Specht I, Bonde JP. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3832 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Night work and postpartum depression: a national register-based cohort study.
Conclusion Overall, our results do not support night work during pregnancy as a risk factor for severe PPD among hospital employees. However, we observed a 2-fold increased risk of PPD among women who stopped working night shifts after the first pregnancy trimester. This may reflect the influence of the healthy worker survivor effect and warrants further attention. PMID: 31125110 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Hammer P, Hageman I, Garde A, Begtrup L, Flachs E, Hansen J, Hansen Å, Hougaard K, Kolstad H, Larsen A, Pinborg A, Specht I, Bonde JP Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Psychosocial effects of workplace exercise – A systematic review
Conclusion Workplace exercis e interventions seem to have limited effects on mental health and the psychosocial work environment. Future studies should incorporate blinding and independent outcome measures.byBordado Sk öld M, Bayattork M, Andersen LL, Schlünssen V. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3828 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Review Source Type: research

Psychosocial effects of workplace exercise - A systematic review.
Conclusion Workplace exercise interventions seem to have limited effects on mental health and the psychosocial work environment. Future studies should incorporate blinding and independent outcome measures. PMID: 31120539 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Bordado Sköld M, Bayattork M, Andersen LL, Schlünssen V Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Health and prolonging working lives: an advisory report of the Health Council of The Netherlands
Conclusions The Health Council advised the Dutch Government to focus on worksite health promotion and career development interventions as well as the improvement of their implementation. This requires a tailored approach as there is a large diversity in health among older workers and particularl y between low- and high-educated people. With this in mind, it was further recommended to explore whether flexible pension schemes might better suit this diversity.byvan der Mark-Reeuwijk KG, Weggemans RM, B ültmann U, Burdorf A, Deeg DJH, Geuskens GA, Henkens KCJIM, Kant I, de Lange A, Lindeboom M, van Rhenen W, van der Beek ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Opinion Source Type: research

Health and prolonging working lives: an advisory report of the Health Council of The Netherlands.
Conclusions The Health Council advised the Dutch Government to focus on worksite health promotion and career development interventions as well as the improvement of their implementation. This requires a tailored approach as there is a large diversity in health among older workers and particularly between low- and high-educated people. With this in mind, it was further recommended to explore whether flexible pension schemes might better suit this diversity. PMID: 31069395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: van der Mark-Reeuwijk KG, Weggemans RM, Bültmann U, Burdorf A, Deeg DJ, Geuskens GA, Henkens KC, Kant I, de Lange A, Lindeboom M, van Rhenen W, van der Beek AJ Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research