Shan P Tsai
Affiliation: Shell Oil Company
- A 56-year mortality follow-up of Texas petroleum refinery and chemical employees, 1948-2003Shan P Tsai
Shell Health Services, Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX 77252 2463, USA
J Occup Environ Med 49:557-67. 2007..To further investigate the mortality risk of employees who worked in the petroleum refinery industry, we updated an earlier investigation by extending the mortality follow-up by an additional 14 years through 2003...
- The reduction of tuberculosis risks by smoking cessationChi Pang Wen
Division of Health Policy Research, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan, Taiwan
BMC Infect Dis 10:156. 2010..The aim of this study is to assess the benefits of smoking cessation on TB mortality reduction...
- Risk factors for illness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders in a 4-year prospective study of a petroleum-manufacturing populationShan P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Shell Health, One Shell Plaza, Houston, TX 77252 2463, USA
J Occup Environ Med 53:434-40. 2011..To quantify risk factors for nonoccupational absence from musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) among petroleum-manufacturing employees...
- Illness absence patterns among employees in a petrochemical facility: impact of selected health risk factorsShan P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX 77252 2463, USA
J Occup Environ Med 47:838-46. 2005..The current study used prospectively collected employee health risk and morbidity data to examine illness absence patterns for a working population and to quantify the impact of selected health risk factors on employee illness absence...
- A hematology surveillance study of petrochemical workers exposed to 1,3 butadieneShan P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Shell Health Services, Houston, Texas 77252 2463, USA
J Occup Environ Hyg 2:508-15. 2005..At current occupational exposure levels for 1,3-butadiene, there is no evidence of adverse hematological effects observed in this study. These findings are consistent with results of three similar studies in the literature...
- Age at retirement and long term survival of an industrial population: prospective cohort studyShan P Tsai
Shell Health Services, Shell Oil Company, 910 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77002, USA
BMJ 331:995. 2005..To assess whether early retirement is associated with better survival...
- Obesity and mortality in a prospective study of a middle-aged industrial populationShan P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX 77252 2463, USA
J Occup Environ Med 48:22-7. 2006..Although obesity is an established risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke mortality, its role as a risk factor for other causes of death has not been extensively investigated, particularly in an industrial population...
- The impact of obesity on illness absence and productivity in an industrial population of petrochemical workersShan P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas 77252 2463, USA
Ann Epidemiol 18:8-14. 2008..Examine employee illness absence and the economic impact of overweight and obesity in a petrochemical industry workforce...
- Combined impact of health risk factors on mortality of a petroleum industry populationShan P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX 77252 2463, USA
J Occup Environ Med 51:916-21. 2009..To assess the combined impact of health risk factors on mortality...
- Workplace smoking related absenteeism and productivity costs in TaiwanS P Tsai
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
Tob Control 14:i33-7. 2005..To estimate productivity losses and financial costs to employers caused by cigarette smoking in the Taiwan workplace...
- Cancer incidence among refinery and petrochemical employees in Louisiana, 1983-1999Shan P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Shell Health Services, Houston, TX 77252 2463, USA
Ann Epidemiol 14:722-30. 2004..The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of cancer among employees at two petrochemical facilities in south Louisiana, and to compare their cancer rates to those of the general population of south Louisiana...
- A hematology surveillance study of petrochemical workers exposed to benzeneShan P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Shell Health Services, One Shell Plaza, P O Box 2463, Houston, TX 77252 2463, USA
Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 40:67-73. 2004..These results raise the question of whether annual CBC surveillance for benzene-exposed workers has adequate sensitivity to detect meaningful hematological changes due to low-level exposures...
- Mortality patterns among residents in Louisiana's industrial corridor, USA, 1970-99S P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Shell Health Services USA, One Shell Plaza, PO Box 2463, Houston, Texas 77252 2463, USA
Occup Environ Med 61:295-304. 2004....
- A mortality and morbidity study of refinery and petrochemical employees in LouisianaS P Tsai
Corporate Health Department, Shell Oil Company, PO Box 2463, Houston, TX 77252 2463, USA
Occup Environ Med 60:627-33. 2003..To examine the mortality experience of 4221 employees from 1973 to 1999 and the illness absence patterns for 2203 employees from 1990 to 1999 of a chemical and refinery facility in Louisiana...
- The Shell Disability Management Program: a five-year evaluation of the impact on absenteeism and return-on-investmentJudy K Wendt
Shell Health Americas, Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX 77252 2463, USA
J Occup Environ Med 52:544-50. 2010..To evaluate the impact of the Shell Disability Management Program (DMP) on U.S. manufacturing employee absenteeism...
- Impact of a disability management program on employee productivity in a petrochemical companyChristopher M Skisak
Shell Health Services Department, Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas 77252-2463, USA
J Occup Environ Med 48:497-504. 2006..CONCLUSIONS: The inhouse disability management program was successful by absence duration, employee satisfaction, and return on investment criteria...
- Health findings from a mortality and morbidity surveillance of refinery employeesS P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Corporate Health Department, P.O. Box 2463, Houston, TX 77252, USA
Ann Epidemiol 11:466-76. 2001..These study findings are useful in setting priorities for medical programs and directing efforts such as health promotion and disease prevention strategies...
- A mortality, morbidity, and hematology study of petrochemical employees potentially exposed to 1,3-butadiene monomerS P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Corporate Health Department, P O Box 2463, Houston, TX 77252 2463, USA
Chem Biol Interact 135:555-67. 2001..e. shipping) and the rest of the butadiene cohort. The findings of this study suggest that the butadiene exposure at this facility in the last 20 years does not pose a health hazard to employees...
- Trends in cigarette smoking among refinery and petrochemical plant employees with a discussion of the potential impact on lung cancerS P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Corporate Health Department, Houston, TX 77252 2463, USA
Int Arch Occup Environ Health 74:477-82. 2001....
- Morbidity prevalence study of workers with potential exposure to epichlorohydrinS P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Corporate Medical Department, Houston, Texas 77252 2463
Br J Ind Med 47:392-9. 1990....
- Exploring the relationships between diabetes and smoking: with the development of glucose equivalent concept for diabetes managementChi Pang Wen
Division of Health Policy Research, National Health Research Institutes, 35 Keyan Road, Zhunan Town, Miaoli County 350, Taiwan, ROC
Diabetes Res Clin Pract 73:70-6. 2006..Appreciating this concept has a potential to change the paradigm of diabetes management, to bridge the clinical disconnect between the two, and to provide new ammunition for the diabetes epidemic in Taiwan...
- Bridging the gap in life expectancy of the aborigines in TaiwanChi Pang Wen
National Health Research Institutes, Division of Health Policy Research, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
Int J Epidemiol 33:320-7. 2004..CONCLUSIONS: Based on the findings of this study, we suggest that future focus should be in the area of primary prevention in order to reduce the incidence of infectious and parasitic diseases, liver cirrhosis, and accidents...
- Workplace smoking policies in Taiwan and their association with employees' smoking behavioursSusan C Hu
Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Eur J Public Health 15:270-5. 2005..CONCLUSIONS: Significant associations were found between workplace smoking policies and employees' smoking behaviours. Results of the study provide basic information for designing more refined smoking policies in the workplace in Taiwan...
- Controlling cigarette smoking in the workplace in Taiwan: opportunities and challengesChi P Wen
Division of Health Policy Research, National Health Research Institutes, Taipei, Taiwan
J Public Health Policy 25:315-27. 2004....
- Styrene and breast cancer incidence in Texas: a comment on an ecological associationCarol J Burns
Breast Cancer Res Treat 97:339-40. 2006
- Ten years' experience using an integrated workers' compensation management system to control workers' compensation costsEdward J Bernacki
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Billings Administration 129, Baltimore, MD 21287 1629, USA
J Occup Environ Med 45:508-16. 2003..Furthermore, these results can be obtained in an environment in which the employer pays the full cost of medical care and the claimant has free choice of medical provider at all times...