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Combustibility determination for cotton gin dust and almond huller dust - Hughs SE, Wakelyn PJ.
It has been documented that some dusts generated while processing agricultural products, such as grain and sugar, can constitute combustible dust hazards. After a catastrophic dust explosion in a sugar refinery in 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Occupational noise exposure and the risk for work-related injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Dzhambov A, Dimitrova D.
OBJECTIVES: Occupational noise exposure has been linked to work-related injuries. Strategies to control occupational hazards often rely on dose-response relationships needed to inform policy, but quantitative synthesis of the relevant literature has not be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Risk factors for non-fatal occupational injuries among construction workers: a case-control study - Khashaba E, El-Helaly M, El-Gilany AH, Motawei SM, Foda S.
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse is a serious problem, because it affects both workers and young people. Prevalence and consequences of cannabis abuse among construction workers in particular are not well studied in Egypt. OBJECTIVES: To determine the a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The occupational therapist and the assessment of the elderly person's home - Schonheit C, Rousselle Q, Cara I, Curtis V, M ézière A.
The falls of elderly people in their home are frequently related to the environment. Plans and photographs of the home provided by the patient's relatives are useful and constitute relevant assessment tools. The home visit is even more effective as it help... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Characteristics of compensation claimants reporting an occupational injury associated with disability benefits in the subsequent year: a follow-up study - Rudbeck M, Johansen JP, Omland Ø.
OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics of claimants reporting an occupational injury associated with disability benefits for income independently granted by the municipality the subsequent year. METHOD: Multivariate logistic regression was used on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Fall ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Fall ‘17 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) After returning to school to become an OR surgical tech, Mary Mack’s heart health declined, and she quickly learned to become a strong advocate for herself. Feeling that no one was into her participatory style, Mary believes a radical change in medical student education is necessary to change the culture of medicine. She is passionate about helping to make that change happen. Her other interests include playing the guitar and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Jim Skinner created the Smart Patient Academy a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Occupational Radiation Protection Lowers Mortality Risk? Occupational Radiation Protection Lowers Mortality Risk?
A correlational study finds no greater risks for mortality among radiologists compared with physicians who do not perform radiation procedures.Medscape Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Emerald journal collection available on ScienceOpen
One of Emerald’s top journals, Advances in Autism, is now a featured journal on ScienceOpen, along with three other journals integrated into the latter’s citation network: The Journal of Health Organization and Management, Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy and International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. ScienceOpen are committed to open science and believe that unrestricted access to knowledge helps to drive creativity, innovation and development. With these journals focusing on social health research, the enhanced visibility of this research is unquestionably important for our global societ...
Source: News from STM - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

Risk factors for unintentional occupational injury among urban transit bus drivers: a cohort longitudinal study - Wei C, Gerberich SG, Ryan AD, Alexander BH, Church TR, Manser M.
PURPOSE: Although many studies have focused on bus operators' occupational diseases, work-related injury and associated risk factor data are limited. The purpose of this longitudinal study was to investigate unintentional injury and exposures that may affe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Occupational carbon monoxide poisoning associated with diesel motor operation in an air-raid shelter in June 2015, Jinan City, China: an epidemiological investigation - Cui LL, Zhou JW, Geng XY, Li XW, Liu Z, Conway GA, Zhang J.
Occupational carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning related to diesel motor fumes in an air-raid shelter (ARS) was first identified in Jinan City, China, in June 2015. A total of 17 cases were identified, including 14 possible cases of firemen and 3 confirmed case... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Effectiveness of training to promote routine enquiry for domestic violence by midwives and nurses: a pre-post evaluation study - Baird KM, Saito AS, Eustace J, Creedy DK.
BACKGROUND: Asking women about experiences of domestic violence in the perinatal period is accepted best practice. However, midwives and nurses may be reluctant to engage with, or effectively respond to disclosures of domestic violence due a lack of knowle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Gender dysphoria in the military - Ford S, Schnitzlein C.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With the announcement that members of the military who identify as transgender are allowed to serve openly, the need for Department of Defense behavioral health providers to be comfortable in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Identification of major depressive disorder among the long-term unemployed - Nurmela K, Mattila A, Heikkinen V, Uitti J, Ylinen A, Virtanen P.
PURPOSE: Depression is a common mental health disorder among the unemployed, but research on identifying their depression in health care is scarce. The present study aimed to explore the identification of major depressive disorder (MDD) in health care on l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Increasing workplace violence in an Australian adult emergency department - Nikathil S, Olaussen A, Symons E, Gocentas R, O'Reilly G, Mitra B.
OBJECTIVE: Workplace violence (WPV) is an increasingly concerning occupational hazard within the ED. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence and characteristics of WPV in an adult ED. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Leader dark traits, workplace bullying, and employee depression: exploring mediation and the role of the dark core - Tokarev A, Phillips AR, Hughes DJ, Irwing P.
A growing body of empirical evidence now supports a negative association between dark traits in leaders and the psychological health of employees. To date, such investigations have mostly focused on psychopathy, nonspecific measures of psychological wellbe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Oral health care providers' knowledge and attitudes about intimate partner violence - Harris CM, Boyd L, Rainchuso L, Rothman AT.
INTRODUCTION: Given its high prevalence, intimate partner violence (IPV) is an important public health issue. Oral health care providers (OHCPs) often encounter victims of intimate partner abuse in dental settings, but there is a lack of existing literatur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Police violence among women in four U.S. cities - Fedina L, Backes BL, Jun HJ, Shah R, Nam B, Link BG, Devylder JE.
Police violence has been identified as a public health concern in the U.S., yet few studies have assessed the prevalence and nature of police violence among women. Furthermore, increasing evidence suggests that women reporting intimate partner violence (IP... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Predictors of aggression in 3.322 patients with affective disorders and schizophrenia spectrum disorders evaluated in an emergency department setting - Blanco EA, Duque LM, Rachamallu V, Yuen E, Kane JM, Gallego JA.
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to determine odds of aggression and associated factors in patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (SSD) and affective disorders who were evaluated in an emergency department setting. METHODS: A retrospe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Help us improve the care people with arthritis receive
Good quality, and cost effective, social care is vital for many people with arthritis. When done right it can mean people are supported to live well, regardless of whether they are in their own home, the home of a family member, or a residential care home.Please join us and ask the Government to take action toimprove the social care system.The term social care can often be misunderstood, and many people living with arthritis don’t know how it could help them. Social care covers much more than residential care homes; it can provide personal care and practical support (such as help to wash, dress, or go to the toilet) ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 13, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Reena ’s story: A bright future with short bowel syndrome
She’s just 16, but Reena Zuckerman knows exactly what she wants to be doing in another 10 years. “My dream is to play on the press team in the annual Women’s Congressional Softball Game,” says the aspiring political journalist. Since 2009, the event has pitted members of Congress against the press corps, raising nearly a million dollars for charity. “When I’m not doing schoolwork or watching TV, I’m listening to political podcasts and NPR,” Reena confesses. It’s an impressive goal, but one that’s no doubt attainable for this driven teen, who’s been pushing h...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Dr. Tom Jaksic G-tube short bowel syndrome (SBS). volvulus Source Type: news

Annual Review of Public Health
TheAnnual Review of Public Health covers significant developments in the field of public health, including key developments and issues in epidemiology and biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, social environment and behavior, health services, and public health practice and policy. Volume 38 (2017) is available open access and previous volumes (1980-2016) are also free to read. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surgical Residents Prime Candidates for Stress, Depression, Alcohol Abuse
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mental Health, Occupational Health for Health Care Providers (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japanese government policies for safety security and relief in stations - Nakayama K.
Safety and relief in transport stations had been ensured through only the prevention occupational accidents, However safe and reliable use of railway facilities for the elderly and disabled has been required since the Barrier-Free Transportation Act was en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

From the top down: how leadership can diminish workplace bullying - Ng N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Quantifying burnout among emergency medicine professionals - Wilson W, Raj JP, Narayan G, Ghiya M, Murty S, Joseph B.
BACKGROUND: Burnout is a syndrome explained as serious emotional depletion with poor adaptation at work due to prolonged occupational stress. It has three principal components namely emotional exhaustion(EE), depersonalization(DP) and diminished feelings o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Obsessive-compulsive disorder with suicide obsessions in a first responder without previous diagnosis of OCD or history of suicide attempts - Rachamallu V, Song MM, Liu H, Giles CL, McMahon T.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a distressing and often debilitating disorder characterized by obsessions, compulsions, or both that are time-consuming and cause impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning. There are many publi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

A predictive algorithm for the prevention of work-related violence in primary care - L ópez Gobernado M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: es... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Exploring relationships among occupational safety, job turnover, and age among home care aides in maine - Butler SS.
As the U.S. population ages, the number of people needing personal assistance in the home care setting is increasing dramatically. Personal care aides and home health workers are currently adding more jobs to the economy than any other single occupation. H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The support-control continuum: an investigation of staff perspectives on factors influencing the success or failure of de-escalation techniques for the management of violence and aggression in mental health settings - Price O, Baker J, Bee P, Lovell K.
BACKGROUND: De-escalation techniques are recommended to manage violence and aggression in mental health settings yet restrictive practices continue to be frequently used. Barriers and enablers to the implementation and effectiveness of de-escalation techni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

40 Percent Of Doctors, Nurses Have Gone To Work With The Flu, Survey Finds
CBS Local — As flu season kicks into high gear, a new report is revealing the unhealthy habits of the people entrusted with keeping Americans healthy. According to a survey of nearly 2,000 healthcare professionals, over 40 percent who say they’ve worked while sick actually had the flu as they met patients. “The statistics are alarming. At least one earlier study has shown that patients who are exposed to a healthcare worker who is sick are five times more likely to get a healthcare-associated infection,” lead author Dr. Sophia Chiu wrote in the survey’s release. “We recommend a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Chris Melore Doctors Flu flu season Nurses talkers Source Type: news

Examining physical and sexual abuse histories as correlates of suicide risk among firefighters - Hom MA, Matheny NL, Stanley IH, Rogers ML, Cougle JR, Joiner TE.
This study exa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Insomnia is associated with road accidents. Further evidence from a study on truck drivers - Garbarino S, Magnavita N, Guglielmi O, Maestri M, Dini G, Bersi FM, Toletone A, Chiorri C, Durando P.
BACKGROUND: Sleep-related problems are known risk factors for road accidents. However, very few studies have investigated the role played by insomnia and its components, and no data are available for a population of occupational drivers at risk, such as th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Sleep quality and occupational stress relationship analysis of 1413 train drivers in a railway bureau - Gu GZ, Yu SF, Zhou WH, Wu H, Kang L, Chen R.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate sleep quality status of train drivers. METHODS: By using cluster sampling method, a cross-sectional study was conducted in 1413 train drivers (including passenger train drivers 301, freight train drivers 683, passenger shu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Test-retest reliability of a measure of independence in everyday activities: the ADL profile - Dutil E, Bottari C, Auger C.
This study presents the test-retest reliability of the task and operation scores of a performan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An investigation of an accident of occupational acute hydrogen sulfide poisoning - Zhang ZC, Liu JL, Jian XD, Wang K.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate an accident of occupational acute hydrogen sulfide poisoning, and to analyze related clinical data. METHODS: An investigation was performed for an accident of occupational acute hydrogen sulfide poisoning in a place in Sha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A live threat violence simulation exercise for psychiatric outpatient departments: a valuable aid to training in violence prevention - Feinstein RE, Yager J.
This article describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a live threat violence simulation exercise, designed to reduce the risk of future outpatient clinic vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Aggression management education for acute care nurses: what's the evidence? - Halm M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

An overview of workplace violence in hospital - Zhao JB, Qi J, Zou JF.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Investigation of an acute fatal poisoning accident in the painting workship of an automobile factory - Guo DM, Zhang C, Liu YP.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Investigation on the accident of carbon monoxide poisoning in the construction period - Li SX, Shi J, Liu YT, Li LM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Is there a threat towards medical institutions, and what to do? - Bemelman M.
Unfortunately the reality of today is that a terrorist threat in Europe has become evident. With increasing frequency we are confronted with attacks all across Europe, at least this is the perception. So is there a Threat? If look at the paper of Wolf et a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Patient perspectives on barriers and enablers to the use and effectiveness of de-escalation techniques for the management of violence and aggression in mental health settings - Price O, Baker J, Bee P, Grundy A, Scott A, Butler D, Cree L, Lovell K.
AIM: Investigate patient perspectives on barriers and enablers to the use and effectiveness of de-escalation techniques for aggression in mental health settings. BACKGROUND: De-escalation techniques are the recommended first-line intervention for t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Prevalence and patterns of injury sustained during military hand-to-hand combat training (krav-maga) - Farkash U, Dreyfuss D, Funk S, Dreyfuss U.
BACKGROUND: Krav-Maga (KM) is a unique Israeli hand-to-hand combat system, designed to teach soldiers self-defense in true-to-life situations. With the increase in military Israel Defense Force (IDF) units participating in KM training in recent years, the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Risk factors for road traffic injury in agricultural vehicle drivers - Cui MJ, Chen Y, Li Y, Hu J, Zhang XJ.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the risk factors for road traffic injury in agricultural vehicle drivers. METHODS: A total of 103 drivers (who had suffered agricultural vehicle road traffic injury within the past year based on the road traffic injury registr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Suicide among agricultural, forestry, and fishery workers: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis - Klingelschmidt J, Milner A, Khireddine-Medouni I, Witt K, Alexopoulos EC, Toivanen S, Lamontagne AD, Chastang JF, Niedhammer I.
OBJECTIVEs This review aimed to quantify suicide risk among agricultural, forestry, and fishery workers and study potential variations of risk within this population. METHODS We conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis from 1995 t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Violence against physicians and nurses in a hospital: how does it happen? A mixed-methods study - Shafran-Tikva S, Chinitz D, Stern Z, Feder-Bubis P.
BACKGROUND: Violence against medical personnel is unexpected in hospitals which are devoted to healing, and yet, it is frequent and of concern in the health system. Little is known about the factors that lead to hospital violence, and even less is known ab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

New Limits Threaten EPA ’s Asbestos Review
After pushback from the chemical industry, President Donald Trump’s administration is scaling back a congressionally mandated review of asbestos and other deadly chemicals. Toxic minerals in widespread use will be excluded from the revamped Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which last December included asbestos among the top 10 dangerous chemicals the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must review. Reducing the scope of the review will potentially leave millions of tons of asbestos and other toxic substances in homes and businesses. The Trump administration reportedly wants to limit risk evaluations of the top ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 6, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: American Chemistry Council American Cleaning Institute American Petroleum Institute Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos exposure firefighters asbestos imports U.S. asbestos laws us Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Di Source Type: news

Case-controlled analysis of patient-based risk factors for assault in the healthcare workplace - Claudius IA, Desai S, Davis E, Henderson S.
The objective of this study was to identify features associated with assailants to allow early identification ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

SURVEILLANCE SUMMARIES: Occupational Exposure to Vapor-Gas, Dust, and Fumes in a Cohort of Rural Adults in Iowa Compared with a Cohort of Urban Adults
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

General Practice must be ‘properly supported’
Survey reveals widespread GP burnout Related items fromOnMedica GPs and staff given free access to occupational health Staff burnout could derail the NHS ’s drive for efficiency Guide launched to ease stress on GPs BMA calls for maximum number of patients per GP Unrelenting demand (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news