occupational health

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Summary: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Globalization and workers' health
    Ichiro Kawachi
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 01776, USA
    Ind Health 46:421-3. 2008
  2. ncbi Adverse health effects of high-effort/low-reward conditions
    J Siegrist
    Institute of Medical Sociology, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Occup Health Psychol 1:27-41. 1996
  3. ncbi The measurement of effort-reward imbalance at work: European comparisons
    Johannes Siegrist
    Department of Medical Sociology, University of Duesseldorf, PO Box 10 10 07, D 40001 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 58:1483-99. 2004
  4. pmc Meta-analysis of workplace physical activity interventions
    Vicki S Conn
    School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:330-9. 2009
  5. ncbi Health benefits of a pedometer-based physical activity intervention in sedentary workers
    Catherine B Chan
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada C1A 4P3
    Prev Med 39:1215-22. 2004
  6. ncbi Health complaints and sickness absence in Norway, 1996-2003
    Camilla Ihlebaek
    Section of Occupational Health and Social Insurance Medicine, Norwegian Back Pain Network, Research Unit, Unifob helse, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Occup Med (Lond) 57:43-9. 2007
  7. ncbi A review of the healthy worker effect in occupational epidemiology
    C Y Li
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, Hsinchuang, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, ROC
    Occup Med (Lond) 49:225-9. 1999
  8. ncbi Work stress in the etiology of coronary heart disease--a meta-analysis
    Mika Kivimaki
    Finnish Insitute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:431-42. 2006
  9. doi Work-related psychosocial factors and the development of ischemic heart disease: a systematic review
    Nanna H Eller
    Clinic of Occupational Medicine, Hillerød Hospital, Hillerød, Denmark
    Cardiol Rev 17:83-97. 2009
  10. doi Effects of occupational stress management intervention programs: a meta-analysis
    Katherine M Richardson
    Department of Management, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 13:69-93. 2008

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  1. ncbi Globalization and workers' health
    Ichiro Kawachi
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 01776, USA
    Ind Health 46:421-3. 2008
    ..Policies modeled after the European Union's Directive on Part-Time Work may help to mitigate some of the health hazards associated with precarious work...
  2. ncbi Adverse health effects of high-effort/low-reward conditions
    J Siegrist
    Institute of Medical Sociology, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
    J Occup Health Psychol 1:27-41. 1996
    ..Studying adverse health effects of high-effort/low-reward conditions seems well justified, especially in view of recent developments of the labor market...
  3. ncbi The measurement of effort-reward imbalance at work: European comparisons
    Johannes Siegrist
    Department of Medical Sociology, University of Duesseldorf, PO Box 10 10 07, D 40001 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 58:1483-99. 2004
    ..In the light of the importance of work for adult health such investigations are crucial in advanced societies within and beyond Europe...
  4. pmc Meta-analysis of workplace physical activity interventions
    Vicki S Conn
    School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:330-9. 2009
    ..This comprehensive meta-analysis integrated the extant wide range of worksite physical activity intervention research...
  5. ncbi Health benefits of a pedometer-based physical activity intervention in sedentary workers
    Catherine B Chan
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada C1A 4P3
    Prev Med 39:1215-22. 2004
    ..Here, we examined the effects of a pedometer-based physical activity intervention (Prince Edward Island-First Step Program, PEI-FSP) on activity and specific health indices in 106 sedentary workers...
  6. ncbi Health complaints and sickness absence in Norway, 1996-2003
    Camilla Ihlebaek
    Section of Occupational Health and Social Insurance Medicine, Norwegian Back Pain Network, Research Unit, Unifob helse, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Occup Med (Lond) 57:43-9. 2007
    ..From 1996 to 2003, the total number of sickness absence days increased by 65% in Norway...
  7. ncbi A review of the healthy worker effect in occupational epidemiology
    C Y Li
    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, Hsinchuang, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, ROC
    Occup Med (Lond) 49:225-9. 1999
    ..The authors encourage investigators to make distinctions between the underlying factors related to the use of the general population as the comparison group in occupational epidemiology...
  8. ncbi Work stress in the etiology of coronary heart disease--a meta-analysis
    Mika Kivimaki
    Finnish Insitute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:431-42. 2006
    ..This study focused on estimating the relative risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in association with work stress, as indicated by the job-strain model, the effort-reward imbalance model, and the organizational injustice model...
  9. doi Work-related psychosocial factors and the development of ischemic heart disease: a systematic review
    Nanna H Eller
    Clinic of Occupational Medicine, Hillerød Hospital, Hillerød, Denmark
    Cardiol Rev 17:83-97. 2009
    ..Studies involving women are too few to draw any conclusion concerning women, work stress, and IHD...
  10. doi Effects of occupational stress management intervention programs: a meta-analysis
    Katherine M Richardson
    Department of Management, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 13:69-93. 2008
    ..The examination of additional moderators such as treatment length, outcome variable, and occupation did not reveal significant variations in effect size by intervention type...
  11. pmc The psychosocial and health effects of workplace reorganisation. 1. A systematic review of organisational-level interventions that aim to increase employee control
    Matt Egan
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G128RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:945-54. 2007
    ..Systematic review of the health and psychosocial effects of increasing employee participation and control through workplace reorganisation, with reference to the "demand-control-support" model of workplace health...
  12. ncbi The World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ)
    Ronald C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:156-74. 2003
    ..The paper closes with a brief discussion of the calibration methodology used to monetize HPQ reports and of future directions in substantive research based on the HPQ...
  13. ncbi The health and productivity cost burden of the "top 10" physical and mental health conditions affecting six large U.S. employers in 1999
    Ron Z Goetzel
    Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Cornell University, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:5-14. 2003
    ..Implications for employers and health plans in examining the health and productivity consequences of common health conditions are discussed...
  14. pmc Measurement quality and validity of the "need for recovery scale"
    M van Veldhoven
    Department of Human Resource Studies, Tilburg University, Netherlands Dutch Foundation for Quality in Occupational Health Care SKB, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 60:i3-9. 2003
    ..The data used in this study were collected by Occupational Health Services for 68 775 workers during the period 1996-2000...
  15. ncbi Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU). Chapter 5. Risk factors for sick leave - general studies
    Peter Allebeck
    Department of Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 63:49-108. 2004
    ..However, we found moderate scientific evidence for the effects of socio-economic status, which could be explained partly by childhood experiences...
  16. doi Assessing the contribution of working conditions to socioeconomic disparities in health: a commentary
    Paul A Landsbergis
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, State University of New York Downstate School of Public Health, Brooklyn, New York 111203, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:95-103. 2010
    b>Occupational health researchers can play a pivotal role in increasing our understanding of the role of physical and psychosocial working conditions in producing socioeconomic health disparities and trends of increasing socioeconomic ..
  17. doi Violence against primary health care workers in Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia
    Abdel Hady El-Gilany
    Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypt
    J Interpers Violence 25:716-34. 2010
    ..Unmet needs of patients, overcrowding, and reaction to injury or illness were the leading contributing factors for violence. There is a need for violence prevention and control program in health care facilities...
  18. doi How valid is a short measure of effort-reward imbalance at work? A replication study from Sweden
    Constanze Leineweber
    Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 67:526-31. 2010
    ..There is an urgent need for validated measures of health-adverse psychosocial work environments. We tested the validity of a newly developed short version of the original questionnaire measuring effort-reward imbalance at work (ERI)...
  19. doi Psychosocial working conditions and depressive symptoms among Swedish employees
    Linda L Magnusson Hanson
    Work Organisation and Health, Stress Research Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:951-60. 2009
    ..To investigate prospective associations between working conditions and depressive symptoms in Swedish men and women...
  20. ncbi Occupational health problems in modern dentistry: a review
    Peter A Leggat
    Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Ind Health 45:611-21. 2007
    Despite numerous technical advances in recent years, many occupational health problems still persist in modern dentistry...
  21. pmc Effect of smoke-free workplaces on smoking behaviour: systematic review
    Caroline M Fichtenberg
    Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, Institute for Health Policy Studies, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    BMJ 325:188. 2002
    ..To quantify the effects of smoke-free workplaces on smoking in employees and compare these effects to those achieved through tax increases...
  22. doi Mental ill-health and the differential effect of employee type on absenteeism and presenteeism
    Michael F Hilton
    School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1228-43. 2008
    ..Mental ill-health results in substantial reductions in employee productivity (absenteeism and presenteeism). This paper examines the relationship between employee psychological distress, employee type and productivity...
  23. ncbi Challenges and opportunities for promoting physical activity in the workplace
    A L Marshall
    School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 7:60-6. 2004
    ..Finally, more in-depth evaluation strategies and complete descriptions of intervention programs are required, in order to identify the most effective strategies...
  24. ncbi NIOSH research efforts to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the healthcare industry
    Thomas Waters
    Division of Applied Research and Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Orthop Nurs 25:380-9. 2006
    ..Results of these studies have provided scientific evidence that significant occupational risks for musculoskeletal disorders exist and that effective interventions are available to reduce the risk for these workers...
  25. ncbi Wounding the messenger: the new economy makes occupational health indicators too good to be true
    Lenore S Azaroff
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 01854, USA
    Int J Health Serv 34:271-303. 2004
    ..Researchers should examine these forces more closely to better understand trends in occupational health.
  26. pmc Staying at work with chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain: a qualitative study of workers' experiences
    Haitze J de Vries
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Center for Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:126. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore why people with CMP stay at work despite pain (motivators) and how they manage to maintain working (success factors)...
  27. ncbi Physical workload and risk of early retirement: prospective population-based study among middle-aged men
    Minna Karpansalo
    Research Institute of Public Health, University of Kuopio, PO Box 1927, 70120 Kuopio, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 44:930-9. 2002
    ..In heavy physical work, the risk is increased especially among men with musculoskeletal or cardiovascular disease and poor cardiorespiratory fitness...
  28. ncbi A comprehensive workplace intervention and its outcome with regard to lifestyle, health and sick leave: the AHA study
    Gunnar Bergström
    Section for Personal Injury Prevention, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Work 31:167-80. 2008
    ..The present report has two objectives: (1) to present a comprehensive occupational health intervention programme and (2) to evaluate this programme with a focus on lifestyle (smoking and exercise), ..
  29. pmc Sickness absence as a prognostic marker for common chronic conditions: analysis of mortality in the GAZEL study
    M Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Occup Environ Med 65:820-6. 2008
    ..To determine whether sickness absence is a prognostic marker in terms of mortality among people with common chronic conditions...
  30. ncbi Sonographic fatty liver, overweight and ischemic heart disease
    Yu Cheng Lin
    Department of Family Medicine and Center for Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital, 95 Wen Chang Road, Shih Lin, Taipei 111, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 11:4838-42. 2005
    ..To demonstrate the prevalence of sonographic fatty liver, overweight and ischemic heart disease (IHD) among the male workers in Taiwan, and to investigate the possible association of these three factors...
  31. pmc Psychometric properties of the Need for Recovery after work scale: test-retest reliability and sensitivity to detect change
    E M de Croon
    Academic Medical Center, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Department Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Research Institute AmCOGG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 63:202-6. 2006
    ..The Need for Recovery scale (NFR), which quantifies workers' difficulties in recovering from work related exertions, may be a relevant instrument in this respect...
  32. ncbi Prevalence of cigarette smoking by occupation and industry in the United States
    K M Bang
    Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505, USA
    Am J Ind Med 40:233-9. 2001
    ..This study was undertaken to estimate the most recent prevalence of cigarette smoking by occupation and industry in the US, using the data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-1994...
  33. ncbi Work characteristics and incidence of type 2 diabetes in women
    Candyce H Kroenke
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:175-83. 2007
    ..Job strain was unrelated to risk of type 2 diabetes. In conclusion, working overtime predicted a slightly elevated risk of type 2 diabetes in young and middle-aged female nurses...
  34. ncbi Adjustment latitude and attendance requirements as determinants of sickness absence or attendance. Empirical tests of the illness flexibility model
    Gun Johansson
    Division of Occupational Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Soc Sci Med 58:1857-68. 2004
    ..As this is the first study of how illness flexibility at work affects behaviour at illness, it was concluded that more studies are needed...
  35. doi Biomonitoring for occupational health risk assessment (BOHRA)
    Maurizio Manno
    Department of Preventive Medical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Via S Pansini, 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Toxicol Lett 192:3-16. 2010
    ..It is a fundamental tool in occupational health risk assessment (OHRA) and occupational health practice (OHP) and it has become one of the most, if not the ..
  36. doi Implementation of an organizational-level intervention on the psychosocial environment of work: comparison of managers' and employees' views
    Henna Hasson
    Santé des populations URESP, Centre de recherche FRSQ du Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire de Québec, Hôpital du Saint Sacrement, Quebec, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 54:85-91. 2012
    ..To compare employees' and managers' perceptions of implemented changes in an organizational-level workplace intervention...
  37. pmc Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among U.S. workers
    Evelyn P Davila
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:2390-5. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the differences in prevalence and risk of metabolic syndrome among occupational groups using nationally representative data of U.S. workers...
  38. doi Psychosocial work environment and stress-related disorders, a systematic review
    K Nieuwenhuijsen
    Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Med (Lond) 60:277-86. 2010
    ..Knowledge on the impact of the psychosocial work environment on the occurrence of stress-related disorders (SRDs) can assist occupational physicians in the assessment of the work-relatedness of these disorders...
  39. ncbi Economic evaluations of occupational health interventions from a corporate perspective - a systematic review of methodological quality
    Kimi Uegaki
    Health Technology Assessment Unit, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:273-88. 2010
    ..Using a standardized quality criteria list, we appraised the methodological quality of economic evaluations of occupational safety and health (OSH) interventions conducted from a corporate perspective...
  40. doi International perspectives on workplace bullying among nurses: a review
    S L Johnson
    University of Washington, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
    Int Nurs Rev 56:34-40. 2009
    ..This article examines the nursing literature on workplace bullying with the aim of reaching a better understanding of the phenomenon...
  41. doi Potential dermal pesticide exposure affected by greenhouse spray application technique
    David Nuyttens
    Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research ILVO, Technology and Food Sciences Unit, Agricultural Engineering, Burg Van Gansberghelaan 115, bus 1, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
    Pest Manag Sci 65:781-90. 2009
    ..e. a standard spray gun walking forwards, a spray lance walking forwards and backwards) and novel spray application techniques with spray booms (i.e. a trolley, the Fumimatic and the Fumicar)...
  42. doi Violence, job satisfaction, and employment intentions among home healthcare registered nurses
    Allison N Canton
    Mailman School of Public Health and School of Nursing, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
    Home Healthc Nurse 27:364-73. 2009
    ..2 and 9.0 times greater for healthcare workers with moderate and high patient contact, respectively, compared with those with little or no contact...
  43. doi "You are free to set your own hours": governing worker productivity and health through flexibility and resilience
    Ellen MacEachen
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 66:1019-33. 2008
    ..Finally, we propose that flexible knowledge work has led to a re-framing of occupational health management involving a focus on what we call "strategies of resilience" that aim to buttress workers' ..
  44. ncbi Trends in sickness absence in Denmark
    Kristina Johansen
    University of Copenhagen, Institute of Public Health, Østerfarimagsgade 5, opg B, Postboks 2099, 1014 Copenhagen K, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:334-41. 2009
    ..Using sickness absence data from Denmark, we aimed to show whether this assumption holds true or not...
  45. ncbi Model development for health promotion and control of agricultural occupational health hazards and accidents in Pathumthani, Thailand
    Surasak Buranatrevedh
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus, Klongluang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
    Ind Health 43:669-76. 2005
    In Thailand, agriculture is one of the major occupations; however, there is no comprehensive agricultural occupational health promotion and disease prevention model available...
  46. doi The role of exhaustion and workarounds in predicting occupational injuries: a cross-lagged panel study of health care professionals
    Jonathon R B Halbesleben
    Department of Management and Marketing, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54702, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 15:1-16. 2010
    ..I discuss the implications of this research for future research in occupational safety and provide ideas for the reduction of injuries through action research strategies that reduce burnout and workarounds...
  47. pmc A trial of a job-specific workers' health surveillance program for construction workers: study protocol
    Julitta S Boschman
    Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Department Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:743. 2011
    ..The objective of this paper is to describe and clarify our study to evaluate the behavioural effects of this job-specific WHS on workers and occupational physicians...
  48. doi Bullying among nurses and its effects
    D Yildirim
    Nursing Department, Health Science Faculty, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
    Int Nurs Rev 56:504-11. 2009
    ..The victims of bullying have decreased job satisfaction, work performance, motivation and productivity. Bullying also negatively affects victims' social relationships inside and outside the institution...
  49. doi Occupational safety and health practices among flower greenhouses workers from Alto Tietê region (Brazil)
    Marcela G Ribeiro
    Fundação Jorge Duprat Figueiredo de Segurança e Medicina do Trabalho, Rua Capote Valente, 710, Pinheiros, CEP 05409 002, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Sci Total Environ 416:121-6. 2012
    ....
  50. doi The prevalence and workplace costs of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in a large manufacturing firm
    R C Kessler
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 39:137-47. 2009
    ..Sickness absence, work performance and workplace accidents-injuries were assessed with the WHO Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ)...
  51. doi The influence of working conditions and individual factors on the incidence of neck and upper limb symptoms among professional computer users
    Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist
    School of Technology and Health, The Royal Institute of Technology, Huddinge, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:689-702. 2009
    ..To assess the influence of working conditions and individual factors on the incidence of neck and upper limb symptoms among professional computer users...
  52. doi Workers are people too: societal aspects of occupational health disparities--an ecosocial perspective
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:104-15. 2010
    ..proposition, however, takes on new meaning when considering the challenging and deeply important issue of occupational health disparities--the topic that is the focus of 12 articles in this special issue of the American Journal of ..
  53. doi Exploring the return-to-work process for workers partially returned to work and partially on long-term sick leave due to common mental disorders: a qualitative study
    Erik Noordik
    Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, University of Amsterdam, 1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 33:1625-35. 2011
    ..Our objectives were to describe the barriers to a full return to work, solutions, communicating to the working environment and the aim of a full return to work, all as perceived by the workers...
  54. doi The size of cycle-to-cycle variability in biomechanical exposure among butchers performing a standardised cutting task
    Pascal Madeleine
    Laboratory for Work related Pain and Biomechanics, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    Ergonomics 51:1078-95. 2008
    ..05). These findings indicate that the variability of motor patterns in repetitive work changes with experience and pain. A change towards a more variable motor strategy may protect workers from work-related musculoskeletal disorders...
  55. doi Explanations for gender differences in sickness absence: evidence from middle-aged municipal employees from Finland
    M Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 65:325-30. 2008
    ..To examine gender differences in sickness absence spells of various lengths and to explain these differences by health status, working conditions and family-related factors...
  56. ncbi Carbon nanotubes: a review of their properties in relation to pulmonary toxicology and workplace safety
    Ken Donaldson
    MRC University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research, ELEGI Colt Laboratory, Queen s Medical Research Institute, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, United Kingdom
    Toxicol Sci 92:5-22. 2006
    ..CNT represent a group of particles that are growing in production and use, and therefore, research into their toxicology and safe use is warranted...
  57. pmc Healthcare provider smoking cessation advice among US worker groups
    David J Lee
    Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, PO Box 016069 R 669, Miami, FL 33143, USA
    Tob Control 16:325-8. 2007
    ..This study explored the prevalence of smoking and the reported smoking cessation discussion with a primary healthcare provider (HCP) among a representative sample of currently employed US worker groups...
  58. ncbi Organizational climate and nurse health outcomes in the United States: a systematic review
    Robyn R M Gershon
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Ind Health 45:622-36. 2007
    ..the subject of recent research, is the impact of organizational climate on nurses' well-being, including occupational health outcomes...
  59. pmc Risk of affective and stress related disorders among employees in human service professions
    J Wieclaw
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Occup Environ Med 63:314-9. 2006
    ..To examine the risk of affective and stress related disorders among men and women employed in human service professions...
  60. ncbi Games researchers play--extreme-groups analysis and mediation analysis in longitudinal occupational health research
    Toon W Taris
    Radboud University Nijmegen, Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, PO Box 9104, NL 6500 HE Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:463-72. 2006
    ..The present paper shows whether and when these two approaches are useful in longitudinal research...
  61. ncbi Effect of a 4-year workplace-based physical activity intervention program on the blood lipid profiles of participating employees: the high-risk and population strategy for occupational health promotion (HIPOP-OHP) study
    Mariko Naito
    Department of Preventive Medicine Biostatistics and Medical Decision Making, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya 466 8550, Japan
    Atherosclerosis 197:784-90. 2008
    ....
  62. pmc Structured early consultation with the occupational physician reduces sickness absence among office workers at high risk for long-term sickness absence: a randomized controlled trial
    Ijmert Kant
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 18:79-86. 2008
    ..The focus of the experiment was the timing of the intervention, that is, treatment before sickness absence actually occurs...
  63. ncbi [Night duty: increased risk of errors]
    Marinus Simons
    TNO Defensie en Veiligheid, afd Gedrag, training en prestatie, Soesterberg, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 153:A1041. 2009
    ....
  64. ncbi The work ability index and single-item question: associations with sick leave, symptoms, and health--a prospective study of women on long-term sick leave
    Linda Ahlstrom
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, S 40530 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:404-12. 2010
    ..Predictive values of the WAI, the changed WAI, the single-item question and the changed single-item question were investigated for degree of sick leave, symptoms, and health...
  65. pmc Multiple health behavior changes in a cancer prevention intervention for construction workers, 2001-2003
    Amy E Harley
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Center for Urban Population Health, 1020 N 12th St, Ste 4180, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A55. 2010
    ..We also explored possible explanations for the relationship between behavior changes in these 2 behavioral domains...
  66. ncbi Economic evaluation in occupational health--its goals, challenges, and opportunities
    Alex Burdorf
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:161-4. 2007
  67. ncbi Evidence-based decision making in occupational health
    Giuliano Franco
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:1-2. 2005
  68. ncbi Maintenance of subjective health during a merger: the role of experienced change and pre-merger social support at work in white- and blue-collar workers
    Ari Väänänen
    Department of Psychology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, Helsinki FIN 00250, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 58:1903-15. 2004
    ..We conclude that negative changes experienced in one's job position and lack of upper-level social support at work create a potential risk for health impairment in different employee groups in merging enterprises...
  69. pmc Long hours in paid and domestic work and subsequent sickness absence: does control over daily working hours matter?
    L Ala-Mursula
    Centre of Occupational Health, Oulu, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 63:608-16. 2006
    ..To explore the associations of working hours (paid, domestic, commuting, and total) with sickness absence, and to examine whether these associations vary according to the level of employee control over daily working hours...
  70. ncbi The Culture-Work-Health model and work stress
    Michael Peterson
    Department of Health and Exercise Science, University of Delaware, Newark 19716, USA
    Am J Health Behav 26:16-24. 2002
    ..To describe the role of organizational culture in the etiology of workplace stress through the framework of the Culture-Work-Health model...
  71. ncbi Workplace violence in Queensland, Australia: the results of a comparative study
    Desley Hegney
    Research Practice Development Centre, University of Queensland and Blue Care, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 12:220-31. 2006
    ..Although the majority of nurses reported that policies were in place for the management of workplace violence, these policies were not always adequate...
  72. ncbi Can sickness absence be reduced by stress reduction programs: on the effectiveness of two approaches
    Willem Van Rhenen
    Coronel Institute, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 80:505-15. 2007
    ....
  73. ncbi Under-reporting of violent incidents against nursing staff
    Terry Ferns
    University of Greenwich, London
    Nurs Stand 20:41-5. 2006
    ..Only by reporting such incidents can the extent of violence towards nurses be determined and minimised...
  74. ncbi Immigrant populations, work and health--a systematic literature review
    Emily Q Ahonen
    Occupational Health Research Unit, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Carrer Doctor Aiguader 88, ES 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:96-104. 2007
    This paper summarizes the information on immigrant occupational health available from recent studies, incorporating varied study designs.
  75. ncbi Violence in healthcare facilities: lessons from the Veterans Health Administration
    Michael J Hodgson
    Occupational Health Program, Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, Veterans Health Administration, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:1158-65. 2004
    ..The authors examined assault frequency and risk factors in health care...
  76. pmc Benzene-induced cancers: abridged history and occupational health impact
    James Huff
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27514, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 13:213-21. 2007
    ..This paper presents a condensed history of the benzene bioassay story with mention of benzene-associated human cancers...
  77. ncbi Workplace violence in Alberta and British Columbia hospitals
    Kathryn L Hesketh
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Health Policy 63:311-21. 2003
    ..We suggest that using the Broken Windows theory might be a useful tool to conceptualize why workplace violence occurs, and that this framework be used to begin to develop new violence prevention policies and strategies...
  78. pmc Obesity in US workers: The National Health Interview Survey, 1986 to 2002
    Alberto J Caban
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1614-22. 2005
    ..Obesity has emerged as one of the most important public health issues in the United States. We assessed obesity prevalence rates and their trends among major US occupational groups...
  79. doi "A hard day's night?" The effects of Compressed Working Week interventions on the health and work-life balance of shift workers: a systematic review
    C Bambra
    Department of Geography, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University Queen s Campus, Stockton on Tees TS17 6BH, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:764-77. 2008
    ..To systematically review studies of the effects of the Compressed Working Week on the health and work-life balance of shift workers, and to identify any differential impacts by socio-economic group...
  80. ncbi Burnout and engagement at work as a function of demands and control
    E Demerouti
    Carl von Ossietzky Universitat Oldenburg, Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, Germany
    Scand J Work Environ Health 27:279-86. 2001
    ..The present study was designed to test the demand-control model using indicators of both health impairment and active learning or motivation...
  81. pmc Effects of job strain on blood pressure: a prospective study of male and female white-collar workers
    Chantal Guimont
    Unité de recherche en santé des populations, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Public Health 96:1436-43. 2006
    ..We evaluated whether cumulative exposure to job strain increases blood pressure...
  82. pmc Definition and assessment of specific occupational demands concerning lifting, pushing, and pulling based on a systematic literature search
    J Bos
    Coronel Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 59:800-6. 2002
    ..2) To select reliable and valid tests concerning lifting, pushing, and pulling, which consider the relation between occupational work demands and the assessment of the maximally acceptable load on an individual level...
  83. ncbi The global expansion of precarious employment, work disorganization, and consequences for occupational health: placing the debate in a comparative historical context
    M Quinlan
    School of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Health Serv 31:507-36. 2001
    ..The growing precarious employment in both industrialized and developing countries is interconnected, and the authors identify a number of the mechanisms affecting workers' health...
  84. ncbi Association between wellness score from a health risk appraisal and prospective medical claims costs
    Louis Yen
    Health Management Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 1688, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1049-57. 2003
    ..No significant differences were found between the model predicted and actual medical claims costs for the individuals in both screening and calibration (n=9689) subsamples...
  85. pmc Do psychosocial work factors and social relations exert independent effects on sickness absence? A six year prospective study of the GAZEL cohort
    M Melchior
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Behavior, Boston, MA, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:285-93. 2003
    ....
  86. ncbi Factors related to stress and coping among Chinese nurses in Hong Kong
    P Callaghan
    Research Fellow, Department of Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing, City University, London, England
    J Adv Nurs 31:1518-27. 2000
    ..There was a statistically significant link between the respondents' stress and sickness levels. The results raise issues about the nature of nurses' working experiences...
  87. ncbi Economic burden of illness for employees with painful conditions
    Alan G White
    Analysis Group, Inc, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:884-92. 2005
    ..We sought to compare the medical services utilization and average annual direct (ie, medical and medication) and indirect (ie, work-loss) costs for employees with painful conditions to a random sample ("average employee")...
  88. ncbi Predicting the two-year course of unexplained fatigue and the onset of long-term sickness absence in fatigued employees: results from the Maastricht Cohort Study
    Marcus J H Huibers
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 46:1041-7. 2004
    ..Our findings underscore the notion that prevention and treatment of fatigue should be aimed at health perception and emotional well-being...
  89. ncbi Specific alcoholic beverage and blood pressure in a middle-aged Japanese population: the High-risk and Population Strategy for Occupational Health Promotion (HIPOP-OHP) Study
    T Okamura
    Department of Health Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan
    J Hum Hypertens 18:9-16. 2004
    ..The pressor effect, per se, of popular Japanese alcoholic beverages on blood pressure may not be different among the types of alcoholic beverages after adjusting for other lifestyle factors...
  90. ncbi The effectiveness of worksite physical activity programs on physical activity, physical fitness, and health
    Karin I Proper
    TNO Work and Employment, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    Clin J Sport Med 13:106-17. 2003
    ..To critically review the literature with respect to the effectiveness of worksite physical activity programs on physical activity, physical fitness, and health...
  91. pmc Do knowledge infrastructure facilities support evidence-based practice in occupational health? An exploratory study across countries among occupational physicians enrolled on Evidence-Based Medicine courses
    Nathalie I R Hugenholtz
    Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Department Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:18. 2009
    ..The presence and quality of a knowledge infrastructure is thought to influence the practice of EBM in occupational health care...
  92. pmc The consequences of flexible work for health: are we looking at the right place?
    J Benach
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:405-6. 2002
  93. pmc Partnerships for environmental and occupational justice: contributions to research, capacity and public health
    Sherry Baron
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4676 Columbia Parkway, R 17, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S517-25. 2009
    ..Over 13 years, together with the Environmental Protection Agency and National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, NIEHS funded 54 environmental justice projects...
  94. doi Work functioning measurement: tools for occupational mental health research
    Karen Nieuwenhuijsen
    Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 52:778-90. 2010
    ..We distinguish between productivity, work role limitations, quality of work output, and extra effort required to remain productive...
  95. ncbi Job stress and depression symptoms in middle-aged workers--prospective results from the Belstress study
    Els Clays
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital 2 Block A, De Pintelaan, 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:252-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the prospective relation between job stress and symptoms of depression within a cohort study...
  96. pmc Integrating research and action: a systematic review of community-based participatory research to address health disparities in environmental and occupational health in the USA
    W K Cook
    Alcohol Research Group, University of California, Berkeley, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:668-76. 2008
    ..Integrating research and action represents a goal and key principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR), but there has been little effort to synthesise the literature to evaluate whether such integration is occurring...
  97. doi Metabolic syndrome in a workplace: prevalence, co-morbidities, and economic impact
    Alyssa B Schultz
    University of Michigan Health Management Research Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 1688, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 7:459-68. 2009
    ..Because corporations are often the primary payers of health-care costs in the United States, they have a vested interest in knowing the impact of metabolic syndrome in employed individuals...
  98. doi A knowledge infrastructure for occupational safety and health
    Frank J H van Dijk
    Department Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 52:1262-8. 2010
    ..New initiatives show that occupational health can profit from intensified international collaboration to establish a good functioning knowledge ..
  99. doi Obligatory occupational health check increases vaccination rates among medical students
    K Schmid
    Institute and Outpatient Clinic of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    J Hosp Infect 70:71-5. 2008
    In October 2002 an obligatory occupational health check for all preclinical students at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg was introduced...
  100. ncbi A review of the literature on preventive occupational health and safety activities in small enterprises
    Peter Hasle
    Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
    Ind Health 44:6-12. 2006
    The scientific literature regarding preventive occupational health and safety activities in small enterprises has been reviewed in order to identify effective preventive approaches and to develop a future research strategy...
  101. ncbi Job strain and autonomic indices of cardiovascular disease risk
    Sean M Collins
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Environment, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854, USA
    Am J Ind Med 48:182-93. 2005
    ..Despite the epidemiological evidence linking job strain to cardiovascular disease, more insight is needed into the etiologic mechanisms. This, in turn, would help to more precisely identify risk...

Research Grants95

  1. Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Grant
    Faye Grimsley; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..toxicology, radiological health, industrial ventilation, physical agents, air sampling and analysis, occupational health, principles of industrial hygiene, and air pollution...
  2. Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety
    SUSAN GERBERICH; Fiscal Year: 2007
    DESCRIPTION (Provided by applicant): The goal of the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) is to provide: (1) cutting-edge interdisciplinary academic and research training to continue to prepare exceptional leaders ..
  3. Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace
    Laura Punnett; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The key academic departments are Work Environment at UML and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Occupational Health Psychology, and Health Promotion at UC...
  4. Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center
    Lee Newman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota share a common set of problems that outstrip existing occupational health resources: rising population, large groups of underserved Native American and Latino workers, region-..
  5. INCREASING COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING AMONG CARPENTERS
    Isaac Lipkus; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Carpenters are exposed to occupational health hazards (e.g., asbestos, wood dust, solvents) and engage in lifestyle behaviors (e.g...
  6. Renewing a Century of Committment to a Healthy, Safe & Prod Working Life
    M E BONNIE ROGERS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    The proposed meeting, 28th International Congress on Occupational Health: Renewing a Century of Commitment to a Healthy, Safe, and Productive Working Life, will be held in Milan, Italy June 11-16, 2006...
  7. Graduate Education in Occupational Environmental Health
    Linda McCauley; Fiscal Year: 2007
    DESCRIPTION (Provided by Applicant): This proposal seeks to maintain an existing program in Occupational Health Nursing (OEHN) at the master's and doctoral level at the University of Pennsylvania...
  8. Reproductive Outcomes due to Past Exposure to Dioxins
    Irina Dardynskaia; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Inna Dardynskala, Research Associate Professor in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences under the mentorship of Dr...