Is teaching work? A heuristic study of the views of teachers.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings from the study provided direction for the second phase of the project that is aimed at exploring the ways in which teachers conceptualize psychosocial work- related hazards and the extent to which they are visible in teaching practice and policy. PMID: 32417817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Graydon J, Coman R, Hanley N, Caputi P Tags: Work Source Type: research

Predicting the relationship between safety climate and safety performance in cement industry.
CONCLUSION: The integrative model suggested that it was important to promote the safety knowledge at all organizational levels to develop spontaneous activities and raise safety in the intended organization. PMID: 32417818 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Borgheipour H, Eskandari D, Barkhordari A, Tehrani M Tags: Work Source Type: research

The use of safe patient handling and mobility equipment inrehabilitation.
CONCLUSIONS: Project findings may serve as a guide for therapists who would like to enhance their use of SPHM equipment in rehabilitation. Additional research is needed to expand the use of SPHM in rehabilitation practice and evaluate the impact on patient rehabilitation outcomes and therapist safety outcomes. PMID: 32417811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 13, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rugs D, Powell-Cope G, Campo M, Darragh A, Harwood K, Kuhn J, Rockefeller K Tags: Work Source Type: research

The effects of background music tempo on the work attention performance of workers with schizophrenia.
CONCLUSIONS: Observational results indicate that slow-tempo background music is more desirable than fast-tempo background music in a work environment involving schizophrenic individuals. PMID: 32417819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 13, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Shih YN, Chu KH, Wu CC Tags: Work Source Type: research

Biomechanical analysis of the three recommended breastfeeding positions.
CONCLUSION: Football BF position may pose less risk of BF-related musculoskeletal disorders in nursing mothers, as compared to the cradle and cross-cradle BF positions. PMID: 32417825 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 13, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Antoninius EO, Petronilla OC, Justina OA, Chinagozim A, Theophilus II, Caesar CS Tags: Work Source Type: research

Lung function and functional exercise capacity in underground semi-precious stone mineworkers.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Semi-precious stone mining may cause occupational lung disease. The impact of inhaling silica on workers' exercise capacity has only been partially studied. OBJECTIVES: To study lung function, exercise capacity, and identify factors associated with functional impairment. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study of 193 current miners from Ametista do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, medical and occupational data were collected. The diagnosis of silicosis was established by the history of dust exposure and chest radiographic findings. All workers performed a spirometry and a 6-minute walk te...
Source: Work - May 13, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Souza TP, Souza R, Watte G, de Souza JA, Moreira JDS, Knorst MM Tags: Work Source Type: research

Physical activity level of kindergarten staff working with toddlers and older children in Norway.
CONCLUSIONS: Physical activity level during working time was found to be of major significance for fulfilling the health recommendations among kindergarten staff working with toddlers. PMID: 32417829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 13, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Kippe K, Lagestad P Tags: Work Source Type: research

The dress-ergonomics challenge: Local costume as a new type of work dress?
PMID: 32417806 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 12, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Heidarimoghaddam R, Mosaferchi S, Mortezapour A Tags: Work Source Type: research

Impacts of pm2.5 on respiratory system among traffic policemen.
This study investigates the relationship of the personal exposure level to PM2.5 and lung functions in traffic policemen in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. METHODS: A pulmonary function test using a spirometer was carried out to measure the lung function of the traffic policemen. The personal exposure level to PM2.5 was measured using a pump with a PVC filter and 5.0μm pore size. A questionnaire requesting the background data, such as age, height, and weight, was also used for testing lung function abnormalities. RESULTS: The PM2.5 personal exposure level was found to be significantly related to lung function (p...
Source: Work - May 12, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Putri Anis Syahira MJ, Karmegam K, Nur Athirah Diyana MY, Irniza R, Shamsul Bahri MT, Vivien H, Nurul Maizura H, Sivasankar S Tags: Work Source Type: research

Reducing lumbar spine flexion using real-time biofeedback during patient handling tasks.
CONCLUSIONS: The training program including PostureCoach has the potential to help caregivers learn to use safer postures that reduce the risk of back injury. PMID: 32417812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 12, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Owlia M, Kamachi M, Dutta T Tags: Work Source Type: research

A pilot study using egocentric network analysis to assess holistic health benefits among a sample of university employees involved in a worksite fitness program.
CONCLUSION: These findings provide empirical support for using group exercise environments as a mechanism for increasing exercise among employees. Specifically, fostering social connections between employees involved in the program can lead to greater physical activity scores. Future research should confirm these results in larger samples, along with determining more causal relationships with longitudinal and experimental designs. PMID: 32417814 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 12, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Patterson MS, Gagnon L, Nelon JL, Spadine M Tags: Work Source Type: research

Prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders among occupational bus drivers of  Karnataka, South India.
CONCLUSION: In this study, some of the work-related and lifestyle/health-related factors show significant association with WMSD in bus drivers of Karnataka. Musculoskeletal disorders can be prevented by designing the driver's workspace ergonomically so that the design suits to all sorts of drivers and the drivers should also be trained on basics of vehicle ergonomics (posture, seat adjustments, in-vehicle controls adjustments). INTERPRETATION: KSRTC should educate drivers on the basics of vehicle ergonomics, harmful use of tobacco/alcohol, unhealthy food habits and also to involve in physical exercise at least 75-150 ...
Source: Work - May 12, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Kumar HP, Sakthivel G, Shankar S Tags: Work Source Type: research

The prevalence of performance-related musculoskeletal disorders in fine arts faculty students and academics.
Abstract BACKGROUND: While professional musicians may have a high incidence of musculoskeletal pain, there are few studies on the performance-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMD) in visual artists. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and probable risk factors of PRMD in visual artists. METHODS: The study population comprised the students and academics of fine arts faculty. The Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) and the Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaires were used to evaluate posture and pain, respectively. RESULTS: The study included 197 participants (140 women, 57 men). The mean...
Source: Work - May 12, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Unal US, Cifcili SS Tags: Work Source Type: research

How logical is safety? An institutional logics perspective on safety at work.
CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrate that viewing occupational safety through the lens of institutional logics leads to a better understanding of safety and reveals various rationales for safety attitudes and behaviours that otherwise may have been dismissed as irrational. Understanding and possessing the discourse of logics can help managers and safety professionals with analysis and prevention of accidents. PMID: 32417821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 12, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Cornelissen PA, Van Vuuren M, Van Hoof JJ Tags: Work Source Type: research

From the Editor.
PMID: 32417805 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Jacobs K Tags: Work Source Type: research

Ergonomic intervention on a packing workstation with robotic aid -case study at a furniture manufacturing industry.
CONCLUSIONS: The adoption of robotic aids can be instrumental in reducing WRMSD risk in furniture manufacturing industries. Ergonomic studies with workers' participatory approaches seem to be an appropriate strategy to enable the validation and development of industrial robotic solutions. PMID: 32417807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Colim A, Sousa N, Carneiro P, Costa N, Arezes P, Cardoso A Tags: Work Source Type: research

The role of time in the relation between perceived job insecurity and perceived job performance.
CONCLUSIONS: The factor time, operationalized as the time of follow-up and the duration of exposure to job insecurity, did not clarify the conflicting views. Managers should be more aware of the adverse effects of using job insecurity as a motivational strategy to increase job performance. PMID: 32417808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Pilipiec P Tags: Work Source Type: research

Comparison of energy expenditure of tasks in standing and sitting in adolescent girls.
CONCLUSIONS: Active tasks in standing had significantly greater EE than in sitting, and sorting paper while standing was the only task with an EE significantly>1.5 METs. The difference between the two postures is likely too low to produce positive metabolic health benefits in the short term. Studies of the effects of long-term use of standing desks in the classroom are required. PMID: 32417809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Dockrell S, Forde C, Gormley J Tags: Work Source Type: research

Gender and stress-buffering of social capital toward depression among precarious workers in South Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings support the notion that social capital is not universally beneficial and female precarious workers lacking resources seem to suffer despite increased social participation. PMID: 32417813 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Oh HS, Park SK Tags: Work Source Type: research

Design and evaluation of an ergonomic chair for near-ground welding based on muscle activity and usability.
This study aimed to design an ergonomic chair for near-ground welding operations and evaluate its impact on the electromyography (EMG) activity of a select group of lower limb muscles. METHODS: The EMG activity of lower limb muscles was measured in eight postures consisting of three postures identified via observing welders at work, and five on-chair postures suggested for chair use during welding. The usability of the designed chair was evaluated through the use of the System Usability Scale (SUS). RESULTS: The results showed that the suggested on-chair postures had significantly lower mean muscle activity compa...
Source: Work - May 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tahmasebi R, Anbarian M, Torkashvand S, Motamedzade M, Farhadian M Tags: Work Source Type: research

Effects of stretching on muscle activation in  gas cylinder handling.
Effects of stretching on muscle activation in gas cylinder handling. Work. 2020 May 11;: Authors: Wadeson A, White MM, Zhang W, Lau MY, Kaber DB Abstract BACKGROUND: Previously, a stretching regimen was designed for manual material handling (MMH) of gas cylinders as a potential ergonomic solution for reducing occupational injury. No studies have made use of objective process measures, such as muscle activation levels, for evaluation of effects of stretching programs. OBJECTIVE: Examine acute effects of stretching on muscle activation levels and driver perceived level of exertion in gas cylin...
Source: Work - May 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Wadeson A, White MM, Zhang W, Lau MY, Kaber DB Tags: Work Source Type: research

Relationship between seat surface shape and pressure distribution in school seat models.
CONCLUSIONS: This research work found that a seat's shape based on human anatomical features (buttocks and thighs), compared to a completely flat seat, creates a higher reduction of body pressures and an increase in the body contact area, with the intent to increase comfort and reduce musculoskeletal pain. PMID: 32417823 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Rincón O, Bernal ML, Salazar JJ, Zea CR Tags: Work Source Type: research

The association between genu recurvatum angle and the strength of the hip and knee muscles in standing workers.
CONCLUSIONS: Many factors are known to increase the GR angle. However, this study investigated the roles of only hip and knee muscle strength. The results suggest that muscle strength ratios are more important than the weakness of any muscle. PMID: 32417824 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - May 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Ahn SH, Kwon OY, Hwang UJ, Jung SH, Kim HA, Kim JH Tags: Work Source Type: research

Do wearable fitness devices correlate with performance-based tests of work-related functional capacity?
The objectives of this study were to: (1) Determine the magnitude and direction of correlation between participant performance on five FCE tasks and scores from Actigraph activity monitors; and (2) Compare the results of two different placements of Actigraph devices. METHOD: We used a cross-sectional design and convenience sampling to collect data from 46 healthy participants. Each participant completed 5 functional tasks selected from the WorkWell FCE protocol while wearing 2 Actigraph devices, 1 on the dominant side waist and 1 on the non-dominant wrist. The FCE tasks included 5-repetition maximum lifting (floor-to-...
Source: Work - May 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Karpman J, Gross DP, Manns P, Tomkins-Lane C Tags: Work Source Type: research

Shift working disorders among nurses of Tehran hospital and its related factors in 2016.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Many adverse effects occur among the nurses due to shift work Hence, the present study aimed to determine the prevalence of shift work-related disorders and its related factor among the nurses at Tehran University Subsidiary Hospital, Iran, and to find solutions for managing the relevant health problems. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the Survey of Shift workers (SOS) questionnaire and the Personal Information Form were used to collect data related to demographics and working conditions of 1259 randomly selected nurses working at Tehran University Subsidiary Hospital as statist...
Source: Work - May 11, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Khammar A, NabiAmjad R, Marioryad H, Ghosheh SNH, Alimohammadi M, Abbasi M, Poursadeqiyan M Tags: Work Source Type: research

Functional parameters, wrist posture deviations and comfort: A comparison between a computer mouse and a touch pen as input devices.
This study aimed to compare a touch pen and an ordinary computer mouse in terms of movement time, error rate, wrist posture, and comfort of use. METHODS: Performance parameters (movement time and error rate), wrist postures, and comfort when using a mouse and a touch pen were measured based on ISO 9241-9 standard with the help of 27 participants. For data analysis, paired t test was performed using SPSS version 22. RESULTS: Using the touch pen resulted in better performance parameters than using the mouse (p 
Source: Work - April 27, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Hemati K, Mirjalili S, Ghasemi MS, Abdolahian Y, Siroos R, Sanati P, Aghilinejad M, Dehghan N Tags: Work Source Type: research

From the Editor.
PMID: 32310202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 16, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Jacobs K Tags: Work Source Type: research

A descriptive, qualitative study of the challenges that individuals with autism spectrum disorder experience when transitioning from skills training programs into the open labor market in Cape Town, South Africa.
CONCLUSION: It was observed that, while there are barriers to the transitioning of autistic individuals into the open labor market, there are enablers that facilitate a less challenging transitioning process, in the form of family and workplace support, as well as skills training, and self-identified coping mechanisms. PMID: 32310205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 15, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Soeker MS Tags: Work Source Type: research

Ergonomic factors of school bags and their adaptation to the weight of students.
CONCLUSION: The schoolbags weight of many students was more than the standard weight, and their schoolbags did not have the required standards. Educational interventions can increase the knowledge of students and parents about the ideal weight of a schoolbag and the criteria for choosing a proper school bag. PMID: 32310211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 15, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Alami A, Tehrani H, Lael-Monfared E, Moghaddam FS, Boghsani GT, Jafari A Tags: Work Source Type: research

Occupational therapy return to work interventions for persons with trauma and stress-related mental health conditions: A scoping review.
CONCLUSION: Emerging practices include the Swedish "ReDO" intervention, support for active military members to manage operational stress to remain at work, and multidisciplinary team treatment. Further research, including studies with direct focus on the implications of occupational therapy interventions for return to work with trauma and stress-related mental health conditions is required. (196 words). PMID: 32310212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 15, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Edgelow M, Harrison L, Miceli M, Cramm H Tags: Work Source Type: research

The association between Janitor physical workload, mental workload, and stress: The SWEEP study.
CONCLUSIONS: This research demonstrated a moderate effect of physical and mental workloads on stress among janitors. PMID: 32310213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 15, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Schwartz A, Gerberich SG, Albin T, Kim H, Ryan AD, Church TR, Green DR, McGovern PM, Erdman AG, Arauz R Tags: Work Source Type: research

Urinary symptoms and infections among female garment factory workers in Bangladesh.
CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the prevalence and burden of urinary symptoms and infections among female worker populations in Bangladesh. PMID: 32310214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 15, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Moran J, Fitch T, Villanueva G, Quadir MM, Chien LC, Alamgir H Tags: Work Source Type: research

How do the particular characteristics of less-educated employees with disabilities impact survey implementation?
CONCLUSIONS: Proper survey implementation and questionnaire modification must be ensured if researchers aim to increase the willingness of individuals with disabilities to participate in the survey and to gather quality results. PMID: 32310203 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Paladin M, Pavlin S, Kogovšek T Tags: Work Source Type: research

Perceptions of benefits and barriers to Yoga practice across rural and urban India-implications for workplace Yoga.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study may be considered as a starting point for development of Yoga as a workplace activity and a profession based on the perceptions of its various benefits and barriers faced by a large study population spanning an entire nation. PMID: 32310204 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Mishra A, Chawathey SA, Mehra P, Nagarathna R, Anand A, Rajesh SK, Singh A, Patil S, Sai Sivapuram M, Nagendra HR Tags: Work Source Type: research

Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in an obstetrician-gynecologist and orthopedic surgeon.
CONCLUSIONS: Identifying and reducing MSD risk should include a comprehensive analysis of occupational performance for orthopedic and OB/GYN surgeons. PMID: 32310206 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Dale L, Fiedler J Tags: Work Source Type: research

A conceptual framework to promote career development for vocational rehabilitation consumers with traumatic brain injuries.
Abstract The purpose of this article is to describe the Illinois Work and Well-being Model (ILW2M), a multi-domain framework for conceptualizing the employment development of people with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The model emphasizes the interaction of contextual and career development domains to improve participation in the areas of work, society, community, and home. A brief discussion of potential implications regarding vocational rehabilitation research and service is offered with the overall goal of reinforcing employment development as the foundation of vocational rehabilitation services for adults wi...
Source: Work - April 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Strauser DR, Rumrill PD, Greco C Tags: Work Source Type: research

If I had stable housing I would be a bit more receptive to having a job. Factors influencing the effectiveness of Disability Employment Services reform.
CONCLUSIONS: The life circumstances of DES participants with a psychosocial disability are often complex and undermine their engagement with employment services and access to labour markets. Despite considerable investment in ongoing reforms, these circumstances continue to undermine the effectiveness of the DES program. PMID: 32310208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Devine A, Vaughan C, Kavanagh A Tags: Work Source Type: research

Oral health professionals: An exploration of the physical and psychosocial working environment.
CONCLUSION: Oral health professionals are exposed to a range of workplace physical and psychosocial hazards associated with the development of MSDs. Risk management programs for the prevention of MSDs should take into account the range of physical and psychosocial hazards that oral health professionals are exposed to. PMID: 32310209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Stone AJ, Oakman J Tags: Work Source Type: research

Workplace environment of earth-moving machine operators in terms of anthropometric data development in the slovak republic.
CONCLUSIONS: In the future, it will be necessary to focus on updating the standards defining the workplace size in this industry sector as well as in others. PMID: 32310210 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Hitka M, Gejdoš M, Sedmák R, Balážová Ž Tags: Work Source Type: research

Understanding depression as a workplace issue: clarifying employers' attitudes to manage employees with depression.
CONCLUSION: Employers may need a wider understanding of depression and the importance of the work environment influencing work disability due to depression. Studies should investigate how knowledge of work disability due to depression can be transferred to workplaces.Conflicting agendas of the vocational rehabilitation stakeholders poison opportunities to support, and initiatives may aim to promote employers' understanding of the benefits of collaborating with other stakeholders. The involvement of decision-makers to provide initiatives that support employers in managing employees with depression to promote their work part...
Source: Work - April 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Thisted CN, Labriola M, Nielsen CV, Jul Håkonsen S, Bjerrum MB Tags: Work Source Type: research

Constraints of coal mining safety management efficiency.
CONCLUSIONS: This paper provides a novel method investigating the constraints affecting CMSME and breaking through them. The case study shows that breaking through constraints during the production is beneficial to CMSME. Furthermore, a coal mine with a high CMSME index may still, at some time, have one, or more, bottleneck constraints. PMID: 32310216 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Ma J Tags: Work Source Type: research

Noise exposure and effects on hearing in Brazilian fishermen.
CONCLUSION: the tolerance limits to noise exposure were exceeded according to legislation. Fishing activities are associated with noise-induced hearing loss, with the risk increasing with the length of service. PMID: 32310217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Albizu EJ, de Oliveira Gonçalves CG, de Lacerda ABM, Marques JM Tags: Work Source Type: research

Analyzing working conditions for classical guitarists: design guidelines for new supports and guitar positioning.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a need for designing support for guitar positionings to improve performance for guitarists and prevent physical injuries. This paper proposes eleven guidelines for designing these supports. PMID: 32310218 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Valenzuela-Gómez SA, Rey-Galindo JA, Aceves-Gonzlez C Tags: Work Source Type: research

Visual fatigue during control room work in process industries.
CONCLUSIONS: Suboptimal visual working conditions in the control rooms contributes to increased visual demands on the operators. Presence of glare is leading to visual fatigue and an unnecessary high mental load. The findings support the relevance of considering principles of general and visual ergonomics when designing and organizing work in control rooms. Workstation design should also be flexible to allow for individual and contextual adjustments. PMID: 32310219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - April 14, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Glimne S, Brautaset R, Österman C Tags: Work Source Type: research

From the Editor.
PMID: 32145007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - March 3, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Jacobs K Tags: Work Source Type: research

Income and employment equity of graduates with and without disabilities.
CONCLUSION:This corroborates previous research that reports people with disabilities have difficulty obtaining employment, experience insecure employment and have fewer career and promotional opportunities. The income gaps were significantly greater than gaps previously reported. PMID: 32145006 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - February 29, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Donelly M, Gordon S, Bowling A Tags: Work Source Type: research

The ergonomics of mothering and child care activities (ErgoMOMics) in Indonesia: Individual and social factors influencing musculoskeletal symptoms.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Mothering and caring for children have been associated with a decrease in mothers' wellbeing. Limited research has been conducted from the ergonomics perspective of mothering and caring for children due to the belief that being a mother is not considered an occupation. OBJECTIVE: To observe the ergonomics of mothering and caring for children (ergoMOMics) among Indonesian mothers and the prevalence of related musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS). PARTICIPANTS: Five hundred and twenty-five Indonesian mothers. METHOD: The prevalence of MSS was assessed using Nordic Body Map questionnaire...
Source: Work - February 28, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Widyanti A, Ramadhiar A, Fista B, Rahmawati N Tags: Work Source Type: research

Interdisciplinary differences in needlestick injuries among healthcare professionals in training: Improving situational awareness to prevent high-risk injuries.
CONCLUSIONS: We recommend routine announcements during pre-operative time-out and nursing/resident hand-offs that state a patient is "high-risk" if applicable. We hypothesize such policy will promote a "culture of safety," situational awareness, and incident reporting. PMID: 32116282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - February 27, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Katsevman GA, Sedney CL, Braca Iii JA, Hatchett L Tags: Work Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal disorders, psychosocial stress and associated factors among home-based migrant care workers.
CONCLUSIONS: MSDs and psychological stress were common among home-based female MCWs. Educational level, frequent transferring and bedside care activities, and lack of caregiver training in Taiwan, were the most dominant risk factors. PMID: 32116283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Work)
Source: Work - February 27, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Chang KC, Liao YH, Lee HC, Wu CY, Yen CL, Lin PL, Hung JW, Huang YC, Chou MC, Li YH, Lin HM Tags: Work Source Type: research

Educational needs of employees in work-related stress management.
CONCLUSION: Employees' education and training have an invaluable role and considerable importance in primary, work-related stress management. The knowledge about the causes and mechanisms of work-related stress development is an important step towards its prevention. The research has shown that employees express the need for acquiring knowledge to prevent stress at work. In this regard, it is necessary to provide legally binding support of the manager in order to undertake the activities of work-related stress management. Interventions should target work-related stress at its source with a focus on prevention rather than a...
Source: Work - February 27, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Petković AI, Nikolić V Tags: Work Source Type: research