The effects of bright light treatment on subjective and objective sleepiness during three consecutive night shifts among hospital nurses – a counter-balanced placebo-controlled crossover study
Conclusions This bright light treatment protocol did not convincingly reduce sleepiness among nurses during three c onsecutive night shifts. Nor did bright light impede the readaptation back to a day-oriented rhythm following the night shift period. Too few consecutive night shifts, inappropriate timing of light, and possible use of other countermeasures are among the explanations for the limited effects of brigh t light in the present study.byBjorvatn B, Pallesen S, Waage S, Thun E, Blytt KM. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3926 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The effects of bright light treatment on subjective and objective sleepiness during three consecutive night shifts among hospital nurses - a counter-balanced placebo-controlled crossover study.
Conclusions This bright light treatment protocol did not convincingly reduce sleepiness among nurses during three consecutive night shifts. Nor did bright light impede the readaptation back to a day-oriented rhythm following the night shift period. Too few consecutive night shifts, inappropriate timing of light, and possible use of other countermeasures are among the explanations for the limited effects of bright light in the present study. PMID: 33080034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Bjorvatn B, Pallesen S, Waage S, Thun E, Blytt KM Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Dust exposure and the impact on hospital readmission of farming and wood industry workers for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Conclusions This study indicates that exposure to wood or farm dust in the previous year increases the risk of hospital readmission for individuals with asthma but not for those with COPD.byVested A, Kolstad HA, Basinas I, Burdorf A, Elholm G, Heederik D, Jacobsen GH, Kromhout H, Omland Ø, Schaumburg I, Sigsgaard T, Vestergaard JM, Wouters IM, Schlünssen V. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3923 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Dust exposure and the impact on hospital readmission of farming and wood industry workers for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Conclusions This study indicates that exposure to wood or farm dust in the previous year increases the risk of hospital readmission for individuals with asthma but not for those with COPD. PMID: 33073852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Vested A, Kolstad HA, Basinas I, Burdorf A, Elholm G, Heederik D, Jacobsen GH, Kromhout H, Omland Ø, Schaumburg I, Sigsgaard T, Vestergaard JM, Wouters IM, Schlünssen V Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Breast cancer among Danish women occupationally exposed to diesel exhaust and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, 1964 –2016
Objective The aim of this study was to explore the association between occupational exposure to diesel exhaust and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), respectively, and breast cancer subtypes. Methods The study included 38 375 women (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Breast cancer among Danish women occupationally exposed to diesel exhaust and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, 1964-2016.
Abstract Objective The aim of this study was to explore the association between occupational exposure to diesel exhaust and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), respectively, and breast cancer subtypes. Methods The study included 38 375 women
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Pedersen JE, Strandberg-Larsen K, Andersson M, Hansen J Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

A longitudinal study of changes in interactional justice and subsequent short-term sickness absence among municipal employees
Conclusions Paying attention to management principles – especially managerial behavior and treatment of employees to avoid the deterioration of the level of interactional justice – may provide a way of reducing self-certif ied short-term sickness absence spells.byKoskenvuori M, Pietil äinen O, Elovainio M, Rahkonen O, Salonsalmi A. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3929 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 4, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

A longitudinal study of changes in interactional justice and subsequent short-term sickness absence among municipal employees.
Conclusions Paying attention to management principles - especially managerial behavior and treatment of employees to avoid the deterioration of the level of interactional justice - may provide a way of reducing self-certified short-term sickness absence spells. PMID: 33011814 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 3, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Koskenvuori M, Pietiläinen O, Elovainio M, Rahkonen O, Salonsalmi A Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Causal inference and evidence-based recommendations in occupational health and safety research
In this issue of the Journal, a group of distinguished Nordic researchers, led by Anne Helene Garde and including four of our Associated Editors, present a discussion paper that originated from a workshop and provides detailed recommendations on night shift work (1). The recommendations are very clear: to protect workers ’ health, night shift schedules should have: (i) ≤3 consecutive night shifts; (ii) shift intervals of ≥11 hours; and (iii) ≤9 hours shift duration. For pregnant women, night work should be limited to one shift per week. The authors acknowledge that under circumstances allowing better possibi...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Causal inference and evidence-based recommendations in occupational health and safety research.
PMID: 33005958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - October 1, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rugulies R, Burdorf A Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Exploring multidimensional operationalizations of precarious employment in Swedish register data – a typological approach and a summative score approach
Conclusions Using an existing register of labor market data, two operationalizations of PE were constructed and rendered promising for exposure assessment. Hence, the operationalizations could be of interest for countrie s with similar data structure. Both approaches highlighted precarious combinations of employment conditions and pointed towards the existence of a wide continuum of precariousness on the labor market. Etiological studies and research assessing trends over time are needed to validate these findings.byJonsson J, Matilla-Santander N, Kreshpaj B, Orellana C, Johansson G, Burstr öm B, Alderling M, Peckham ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Exploring multidimensional operationalizations of precarious employment in Swedish register data - a typological approach and a summative score approach.
Conclusions Using an existing register of labor market data, two operationalizations of PE were constructed and rendered promising for exposure assessment. Hence, the operationalizations could be of interest for countries with similar data structure. Both approaches highlighted precarious combinations of employment conditions and pointed towards the existence of a wide continuum of precariousness on the labor market. Etiological studies and research assessing trends over time are needed to validate these findings. PMID: 32997147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Jonsson J, Matilla-Santander N, Kreshpaj B, Orellana C, Johansson G, Burström B, Alderling M, Peckham T, Katarina K, Selander J, Östergren PO, Bodin T Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Occupational exposure to organic dust and risk of lymphoma subtypes in the EPILYMPH case –control study
Conclusions Future, larger studies might provide further insights into the nature of the association we observed between exposure to textile dust and risk of Hodgkin lymphoma.byCocco P, Satta G, Meloni F, Pilia I, Ahmed F, Becker N, Casabonne D, de Sanjos é S, Foretova L, Maynadié M, Nieters A, Staines A, ‘t Mannetje A, Zucca M, Ennas MG, Campagna M, De Matteis S, Benavente Y. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3924 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Respiratory health effects of the fiberglass-reinforced plastic lamination process in the yacht-building industry
Conclusion Laminators should undergo regular check-ups of respiratory symptoms and lung function. Further toxicologic studies are warranted to identify the specific causal agent in the FRP lamination process.byChen C-H, Tsai P-J, Wang Y-F, Pan C-H, Hung P-C, Ho J-J, Perng D-W, Nemery B, Guo YL. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3922 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Respiratory health effects of the fiberglass-reinforced plastic lamination process in the yacht-building industry.
Conclusion Laminators should undergo regular check-ups of respiratory symptoms and lung function. Further toxicologic studies are warranted to identify the specific causal agent in the FRP lamination process. PMID: 32940339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Chen CH, Tsai PJ, Wang YF, Pan CH, Hung PC, Ho JJ, Perng DW, Nemery B, Guo YL Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

The deterioration of mental health among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak: A population-based cohort study of workers in Japan
Conclusions Psychological distress, together with fear and worry of COVID-19, increased more among healthcare compared to non-healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The study confirmed that healthcare workers are an important target for mental healthcare during the COVID-19 outbreak.bySasaki N, Kuroda R, Tsuno K, Kawakami N. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3921 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The deterioration of mental health among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak: A population-based cohort study of workers in Japan.
Conclusions Psychological distress, together with fear and worry of COVID-19, increased more among healthcare compared to non-healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The study confirmed that healthcare workers are an important target for mental healthcare during the COVID-19 outbreak. PMID: 32905601 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Sasaki N, Kuroda R, Tsuno K, Kawakami N Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Exposure to psychosocial work strain and changes in smoking behavior during pregnancy – a longitudinal study within the Danish National Birth Cohort
Conclusions Psychosocial strain influenced the women’s smoking behavior during pregnancy, especially in job types with low control.byMattsson K, Hougaard KS, Sejbaek CS. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3920 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

How to schedule night shift work in order to reduce health and safety risks
Conclusions Based on the limited, existing literature, we recommend that in order to reduce the risk of injuries and possibly breast cancer, night shift schedules have: (i) ≤3 consecutive night shifts; (ii) shift intervals of ≥11 hours; and (iii) ≤9 hours shift duration . In special cases – eg, oil rigs and other isolated workplaces with better possibilities to adapt to daytime sleep – additional or other recommendations may apply. Finally, to reduce risk of miscarriage, pregnant women should not work more than one night shift in a week.byGarde AH, Begtrup L, Bjorvatn B, Bonde JP, Hansen J, Hansen &Ari...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Discussion paper Source Type: research

How to schedule night shift work in order to reduce health and safety risks.
Conclusions Based on the limited, existing literature, we recommend that in order to reduce the risk of injuries and possibly breast cancer, night shift schedules have: (i) ≤3 consecutive night shifts; (ii) shift intervals of ≥11 hours; and (iii) ≤9 hours shift duration. In special cases - eg, oil rigs and other isolated workplaces with better possibilities to adapt to daytime sleep - additional or other recommendations may apply. Finally, to reduce risk of miscarriage, pregnant women should not work more than one night shift in a week. PMID: 32895725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Garde AH, Begtrup L, Bjorvatn B, Bonde JP, Hansen J, Hansen ÅM, Härmä M, Jensen MA, Kecklund G, Kolstad HA, Larsen AD, Lie JA, Moreno CR, Nabe-Nielsen K, Sallinen M Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Exposure to psychosocial work strain and changes in smoking behavior during pregnancy - a longitudinal study within the Danish National Birth Cohort.
Conclusions Psychosocial strain influenced the women's smoking behavior during pregnancy, especially in job types with low control. PMID: 32898276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Mattsson K, Hougaard KS, Sejbaek CS Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

The influence of occupational class and physical workload on working life expectancy among older employees
Conclusions Manual workers and those exposed to physical workload factors had the lowest WLE. The differences in WYL between exposure groups can primarily be explained by ill-hea lth-based exit routes.bySchram JLD, Solovieva S, Leinonen T, Viikari-Juntura E, Burdorf A, Robroek SJW. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3918 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The influence of occupational class and physical workload on working life expectancy among older employees.
Conclusions Manual workers and those exposed to physical workload factors had the lowest WLE. The differences in WYL between exposure groups can primarily be explained by ill-health-based exit routes. PMID: 32869106 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Schram JL, Solovieva S, Leinonen T, Viikari-Juntura E, Burdorf A, Robroek SJ Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health goes full open access
As of 1 January 2021, theScandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health (SJWEH) will become a full open access (OA) journal. Under the "gold" OA status, all new articles will be published as "unlocked content" on the journal ’s website. This makes the final version of an article freely accessible for everyone, and allows for distribution and adaptation as long as the authors are duly acknowledged as they retain the copyright. Online subscriptions will no longer be needed and thus terminated, whereas subscriptions for the printed journal will continue. Going full OA is a major step in the 45...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health goes full open access.
PMID: 32852043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rugulies R, Burdorf A Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Working conditions and health behavior as causes of educational inequalities in self-rated health: an inverse odds weighting approach
Conclusions Working conditions and health behaviors explain over half of the educational inequalities in self-rated health. To reduce health inequalities, improving working conditions seems to be more important than introducing health promotion programs in the workforce.bySchram JLD, Oude Groeniger J, Schuring M, Proper KI, van Oostrom SH, Robroek SJW, Burdorf A. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3913 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Working conditions and health behavior as causes of educational inequalities in self-rated health: an inverse odds weighting approach.
Conclusions Working conditions and health behaviors explain over half of the educational inequalities in self-rated health. To reduce health inequalities, improving working conditions seems to be more important than introducing health promotion programs in the workforce. PMID: 32815549 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Schram JL, Oude Groeniger J, Schuring M, Proper KI, van Oostrom SH, Robroek SJ, Burdorf A Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Occupational exposure to noise in relation to pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders and diabetes
Conclusion In this study, exposure to noise was associated with an increased risk for HDP and gestational diabetes, particularly in first-time mothers who work full-time. Further research is needed to confirm findings an d identify the role of hearing protection on this association so prevention policies can be implemented.byLiss åker CT, Gustavsson P, Albin M, Ljungman P, Bodin T, Sjöström M, Selander J. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3915 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Occupational exposure to noise in relation to pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders and diabetes.
Conclusion In this study, exposure to noise was associated with an increased risk for HDP and gestational diabetes, particularly in first-time mothers who work full-time. Further research is needed to confirm findings and identify the role of hearing protection on this association so prevention policies can be implemented. PMID: 32783066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Lissåker CT, Gustavsson P, Albin M, Ljungman P, Bodin T, Sjöström M, Selander J Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Prevention at work needed to curb the worldwide strong increase in knee replacement surgery for working-age osteoarthritis patients
In the upcoming decades, hospitals and clinics around the world face a steep rise in demand from patients seeking knee replacement surgery. An absolute increase in knee replacement surgery of 297% – to 57 893 procedures – is forecasted in The Netherlands between 2005 and 2030 (1). The situation is similar in many countries: Sweden, 163% to 21 700 (2013–2030) (2); Italy, 45% to about 100 000 (2017–2050) (3), the UK, 916% to about 1.2 million (2015–2035) (4); Australia, 276% to 65 569 (2013–2030) (5); and the USA, 673% to 3.48 million (2005–2030) (6). No projections are available for...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Prevention at work needed to curb the worldwide strong increase in knee replacement surgery for working-age osteoarthritis patients.
PMID: 32780145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - August 10, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Kuijer PPF, Burdorf A Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Effect of welding fumes on the cardiovascular system: a six-year longitudinal study
Conclusion Exposure to welding fumes at low-to-moderate levels is associated with increased blood pressure, suggesting that reducing the occupational exposure limit (2.5 mg/m3 for inorganic respirable dust in Sweden) is needed to protect cardiovascular health of workers.byTaj T, Gliga AR, Hedmer M, Wahlberg K, Assarsson E, Lundh T, Tinnerberg H, Albin M, Broberg K. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3914 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Effect of welding fumes on the cardiovascular system: a six-year longitudinal study.
Conclusion Exposure to welding fumes at low-to-moderate levels is associated with increased blood pressure, suggesting that reducing the occupational exposure limit (2.5 mg/m 3for inorganic respirable dust in Sweden) is needed to protect cardiovascular health of workers. PMID: 32725248 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Taj T, Gliga AR, Hedmer M, Wahlberg K, Assarsson E, Lundh T, Tinnerberg H, Albin M, Broberg K Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Psychosocial job strain and polypharmacy: a national cohort study
Conclusions Workers in high-strain jobs may be at an increased risk of polypharmacy. Open coping strategies may reduce the negative impact of psychosocial job strain on risk of polypharmacy.byTan ECK, Pan K-Y, Magnusson Hanson LL, Fastbom J, Westerlund H, Wang H-X. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3912 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Psychosocial job strain and polypharmacy: a national cohort study.
Conclusions Workers in high-strain jobs may be at an increased risk of polypharmacy. Open coping strategies may reduce the negative impact of psychosocial job strain on risk of polypharmacy. PMID: 32662868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 13, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tan EC, Pan KY, Magnusson Hanson LL, Fastbom J, Westerlund H, Wang HX Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Maternal occupational exposure and congenital heart defects in offspring
Conclusions Women should take preventive measures or avoid exposure to mineral and organic dust as well as metal dust and fumes early in pregnancy as this could possibly affect foetal heart development.bySpinder N, Bergman JEH, Kromhout H, Vermeulen R, Corsten-Janssen N, Boezen HM, du Marchie Sarvaas GJ, de Walle HEK. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3911 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 13, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders: how many cases can be prevented? Estimates from the COSALI cohort
Conclusions A large number and important proportion of incident UEMSD may be preventable by reducing work exposures to physical exertion and working with arms above shoulder level as well as improving social support from co-workers/supervisors.byNambiema A, Bodin J, Fouquet N, Bertrais S, Stock S, Aublet-Cuvelier A, Descatha A, Evanoff B, Roquelaure Y. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3910 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 8, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders: how many cases can be prevented? Estimates from the COSALI cohort.
Conclusions A large number and important proportion of incident UEMSD may be preventable by reducing work exposures to physical exertion and working with arms above shoulder level as well as improving social support from co-workers/supervisors. PMID: 32638027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Nambiema A, Bodin J, Fouquet N, Bertrais S, Stock S, Aublet-Cuvelier A, Descatha A, Evanoff B, Roquelaure Y Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Authors ’ response: Mezei et al's "Comments on a recent case-control study of malignant mesothelioma of the pericardium and the tunica vaginalis testis"
In conclusion, the additional analyses we performed according to Mezei et al’s suggestions confirm the association between asbestos exposure and pericardial and TVT mesothelioma, supporting the c ausal role of asbestos for all mesotheliomas. ReNaM`s continuing surveillance system with national coverage is a precious platform for launching analytical studies on pleural and extra pleural mesothelioma. References 1. Mezei G, Chang ET, Mowat FS, Moolgavkar SH. Comments on a recent case-control study of malignant mesothelioma of the pericardium and the tunica vaginalis testis Scand J Work Environ Health – online fi...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Author's reply Source Type: research

A longitudinal study on the association between quick returns and occupational accidents
Conclusion A fairly consistent pattern was demonstrated in which changes in the number of QR over the two-year follow-up period was associated with a corresponding change in the risk of occupational accidents.byVedaa Ø, Harris A, Waage S, Bjorvatn B, Thun E, Buchvold HV, Djupedal ILR, Pallesen S. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3909 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Short communication Source Type: research

A longitudinal study on the association between quick returns and occupational accidents.
Conclusion A fairly consistent pattern was demonstrated in which changes in the number of QR over the two-year follow-up period was associated with a corresponding change in the risk of occupational accidents. PMID: 32632456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 6, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Vedaa Ø, Harris A, Waage S, Bjorvatn B, Thun E, Buchvold HV, Djupedal ILR, Pallesen S Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Comments on a recent case-control study of malignant mesothelioma of the pericardium and the tunica vaginalis testis
As the first case –control study of malignant mesothelioma of the pericardium and the tunica vaginalis testis (mTVT), the paper by Marinaccio et al (1) is potentially an important epidemiologic contribution. A careful review of the paper, however, raises a number of methodological issues. Any case–control study can be viewed as being nested within a conceptual cohort, with controls being sampled from the at-risk cohort as cases arise over time. This view of case–control studies leads to the concept of incidence-density sampling of controls (eg, 2, 3). For Marinaccio et al (1) this would mean that, as cas...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 6, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

Comments on a recent case-control study of malignant mesothelioma of the pericardium and the tunica vaginalis testis.
Abstract As the first case-control study of malignant mesothelioma of the pericardium and the tunica vaginalis testis (mTVT), the paper by Marinaccio et al (1) is potentially an important epidemiologic contribution. A careful review of the paper, however, raises a number of methodological issues. Any case-control study can be viewed as being nested within a conceptual cohort, with controls being sampled from the at-risk cohort as cases arise over time. This view of case-control studies leads to the concept of incidence-density sampling of controls (eg, 2, 3). For Marinaccio et al (1) this would mean that, as cases...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - July 5, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Mezei G, Chang ET, Mowat FS, Moolgavkar SH Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Office design as a risk factor for disability retirement: A prospective registry study of Norwegian employees
Conclusion This study shows that open and shared workspace designs have detrimental effects by increasing risk of disability retirem ent among office workers, even when taking other known predictive factors into account.byNielsen MB, Emberland JS, Knardahl S. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3905 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 18, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Office design as a risk factor for disability retirement: A prospective registry study of Norwegian employees.
Conclusion This study shows that open and shared workspace designs have detrimental effects by increasing risk of disability retirement among office workers, even when taking other known predictive factors into account. PMID: 32556338 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Nielsen MB, Emberland JS, Knardahl S Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Characteristics of working hours and the risk of occupational injuries among hospital employees: a case-crossover study
Conclusions The results indicate an increased occupational injury risk during the evening shifts and during work days following night shifts, with the risk increasing according to the number of evening but not night shifts.byH ärmä M, Koskinen A, Sallinen M, Kubo T, Ropponen A, Lombardi DA. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3904 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Characteristics of working hours and the risk of occupational injuries among hospital employees: a case-crossover study.
Conclusions The results indicate an increased occupational injury risk during the evening shifts and during work days following night shifts, with the risk increasing according to the number of evening but not night shifts. PMID: 32515483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - June 8, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Härmä M, Koskinen A, Sallinen M, Kubo T, Ropponen A, Lombardi DA Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Work factors facilitating working beyond state pension age: Prospective cohort study with register follow-up
Conclusion While high physical work demands was a barrier, a good psychosocial work environment seems to facilitate working beyond state pension age, also for those with physicall y active work.byAndersen LL, Thorsen SV, Larsen M, Sundstrup E, Boot CRL, Rugulies R. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3903 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Work factors facilitating working beyond state pension age: Prospective cohort study with register follow-up.
Conclusion While high physical work demands was a barrier, a good psychosocial work environment seems to facilitate working beyond state pension age, also for those with physically active work. PMID: 32463101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Andersen LL, Thorsen SV, Larsen M, Sundstrup E, Boot CR, Rugulies R Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research

Shift work relationships with same- and subsequent-day empty calorie food and beverage consumption
Conclusions Night shift work is associated with same-day increased empty calorie food/beverage consumption among workers. Strategies that help to prevent unhealt hy eating behaviors on night shifts may help to reduce rotating shift workers’ empty calorie food/beverage consumption and ultimately improve their health.byLin T-T, Park C, Kapella MC, Martyn-Nemeth P, Tussing-Humphreys L, Rospenda KM, Zenk SN. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3902 (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research