occupational health

Summary

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

Top Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. ncbi The role of obesity and lifestyle behaviours in a productive workforce
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam 3000 CA, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 68:134-9. 2011
  6. ncbi The job demands-resources model of burnout
    E Demerouti
    Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany
    J Appl Psychol 86:499-512. 2001
  7. pmc Implementation of neck/shoulder exercises for pain relief among industrial workers: a randomized controlled trial
    Mette K Zebis
    Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, 5320 Odense M, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:205. 2011
  8. ncbi One-year randomized controlled trial with different physical-activity programs to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms in the neck and shoulders among office workers
    Anne Katrine Blangsted
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 34:55-65. 2008
  9. 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
  10. ncbi Impact of work-related factors, lifestyle, and work ability on sickness absence among Dutch construction workers
    Seyed M Alavinia
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:325-33. 2009

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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  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. 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...
  5. ncbi The role of obesity and lifestyle behaviours in a productive workforce
    Suzan J W Robroek
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, PO Box 2040, Rotterdam 3000 CA, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 68:134-9. 2011
    ..This study aims to investigate the role of lifestyle factors in relation to the presence and degree of productivity loss at work and sick leave...
  6. ncbi The job demands-resources model of burnout
    E Demerouti
    Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany
    J Appl Psychol 86:499-512. 2001
    ..In addition, results confirmed the 2-factor structure (exhaustion and disengagement) of a new burnout instrument--the Oldenburg Burnout Inventory--and suggested that this structure is essentially invariant across occupational groups...
  7. pmc Implementation of neck/shoulder exercises for pain relief among industrial workers: a randomized controlled trial
    Mette K Zebis
    Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, 5320 Odense M, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:205. 2011
    ..This study evaluates the effect of implementing strength training at the workplace on non-specific neck and shoulder pain among industrial workers...
  8. ncbi One-year randomized controlled trial with different physical-activity programs to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms in the neck and shoulders among office workers
    Anne Katrine Blangsted
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 34:55-65. 2008
    ..This study evaluates the effect of two different worksite physical-activity interventions on neck-shoulder symptoms, together with perceived work ability and sick leave among office workers...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi Impact of work-related factors, lifestyle, and work ability on sickness absence among Dutch construction workers
    Seyed M Alavinia
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:325-33. 2009
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  11. 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...
  12. ncbi Reviewing the effort-reward imbalance model: drawing up the balance of 45 empirical studies
    Natasja van Vegchel
    Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University, P O Box 80 140, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 60:1117-31. 2005
    ..Based on these review results suggestions for future research are proposed...
  13. ncbi A review of empirical studies on the model of effort-reward imbalance at work: reducing occupational stress by implementing a new theory
    Akizumi Tsutsumi
    Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Soc Sci Med 59:2335-59. 2004
    ..Since the theory-based intervention depends largely on organizational changes that are beyond the individual employees' ability, the cooperation of employers is necessary...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi Overstretched and unreciprocated commitment: reviewing research on the occupational health and safety effects of downsizing and job insecurity
    Michael Quinlan
    School of Organisation and Management, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Health Serv 39:1-44. 2009
    ..How has downsizing/restructuring and increased job insecurity affected the occupational health, safety, and well-being of workers, and what measures have employers, unions, and governments taken to ..
  18. ncbi Be the fairest of them all: challenges and recommendations for the treatment of gender in occupational health research
    Karen Messing
    Department of Biological Sciences, CINBIOSE, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 43:618-29. 2003
    Both women's and men's occupational health problems merit scientific attention. Researchers need to consider the effect of gender on how occupational health issues are experienced, expressed, defined, and addressed...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi 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...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi 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...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi Work environment factors, health, lifestyle and marital status as predictors of job change and early retirement in physically heavy occupations
    T Lund
    National Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Ind Med 40:161-9. 2001
    ..The aim was to assess the rate at which waste collectors and municipal workers leave their job, to establish the outcome and to identify associated risk factors within work environment, health, lifestyle and marital status...
  25. ncbi Use of employer administrative databases to identify systematic causes of injury in aluminum manufacturing
    Keshia M Pollack
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:676-86. 2007
    ..Employer administrative files are an underutilized source of data in epidemiologic studies of occupational injuries...
  26. 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...
  27. ncbi 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...
  28. pmc A worksite vitality intervention to improve older workers' lifestyle and vitality-related outcomes: results of a randomised controlled trial
    Jorien E Strijk
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:1071-8. 2012
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a worksite vitality intervention on vigorous physical activity (VPA), fruit intake, aerobic capacity, mental health and need for recovery after work among older hospital workers (ie, 45 years and older)...
  29. ncbi Guideline-based care of common mental disorders by occupational physicians (CO-OP study): a randomized controlled trial
    D S Rebergen
    Departments of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 51:305-12. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of guideline-based care (GBC) of workers with mental health problems, which promotes counseling by the occupational physician (OP) facilitating return to work (RTW)...
  30. ncbi Promoting weight loss and blood pressure control at work: impact of an education and intervention program
    Donald H Gemson
    World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:272-81. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of tailored intervention on body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure (BP) among hypertensive employees participating in an employer-based BP screening program...
  31. ncbi The application of an occupational health guideline reduces sedentary behaviour and increases fruit intake at work: results from an RCT
    Lisanne M Verweij
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Occup Environ Med 69:500-7. 2012
    To evaluate the effectiveness of a draft occupational health practice guideline aimed at preventing weight gain on employees' physical activity, sedentary behaviour and dietary behaviour and on body weight-related outcomes.
  32. ncbi Impact of a pedometer-based workplace health program on cardiovascular and diabetes risk profile
    Rosanne Freak-Poli
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    Prev Med 53:162-71. 2011
    ..To evaluate whether participation in a four-month, pedometer-based, physical activity, workplace health programme results in an improvement in risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
  33. ncbi 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...
  34. ncbi 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 ..
  35. ncbi 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...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi 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...
  38. ncbi The effects of job rotation on the risk of reporting low back pain
    Mardon B Frazer
    Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Ergonomics 46:904-19. 2003
    ..The effects of job rotation are not easily estimated because of the complex effect that mixing jobs has on peak and cumulative tissue loading...
  39. pmc The impact of a week of simulated night work on sleep, circadian phase, and performance
    N Lamond
    The Centre for Sleep Research, Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 60:e13. 2003
    ..To investigate factors that may contribute to performance adaptation during permanent night work...
  40. 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...
  41. pmc Obesity and workplace traumatic injury: does the science support the link?
    Keshia M Pollack
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Inj Prev 13:297-302. 2007
    ..To explore whether obesity is associated with non-fatal traumatic occupational injury...
  42. ncbi Associations of psychosocial working conditions with self-rated general health and mental health among municipal employees
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 79:205-12. 2006
    ..In addition, the effect of occupational class on these associations is examined...
  43. ncbi Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and body mass index in relationship to work productivity and sickness absence in computer workers with preexisting neck and upper limb symptoms
    Claire M Bernaards
    Research Centre for Physical Activity, Work and Health TNO VUmc, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 49:633-40. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate associations among three modifiable risk factors (ie, physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and body mass index), work productivity, and sickness absence in computer workers...
  44. ncbi A systematic review of the job-stress intervention evaluation literature, 1990-2005
    Anthony D LaMontagne
    McCaughey Centre VicHealth Centre for the Promotion of Mental Health and Community Wellbeing, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Occup Environ Health 13:268-80. 2007
    ..Further measures are needed to foster the dissemination and implementation of systems approaches to examining interventions for job stress...
  45. ncbi Workstyle and upper-extremity symptoms: a biobehavioral perspective
    Rena A Nicholas
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:352-61. 2005
    ..This study investigated ergonomic factors, work demands, job stress, and workstyle on pain and functional limitations in computer users...
  46. ncbi Cost of obesity in the workplace
    Jordana K Schmier
    Exponent Inc, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:5-11. 2006
    ..Obesity is an important driver of costs in the workplace. These findings quantify the costs and can help employers consider whether to introduce workplace interventions or provide coverage for weight loss programs...
  47. 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...
  48. 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), ..
  49. 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)...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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.
  54. ncbi The Swedish Demand-Control-Support Questionnaire (DCSQ): factor structure, item analyses, and internal consistency in a large population
    Bjarte Sanne
    Section for Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 33:166-74. 2005
    ..This paper examined the psychometric properties of the Swedish Demand-Control-Support Questionnaire (DCSQ), which is a shorter and modified version of Karasek's Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ)...
  55. ncbi Self-reported productivity loss among workers with upper extremity disorders
    Kari Pekka Martimo
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:301-8. 2009
    ..Upper extremity disorders (UED) are prevalent in working populations. This study investigates the prevalence, magnitude, and associated factors of on-the-job productivity loss among workers with UED...
  56. ncbi Is temporary employment related to health status? Analysis of the Northern Swedish Cohort
    Anna Karin Waenerlund
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 39:533-9. 2011
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  57. pmc Workplace bullying and the risk of cardiovascular disease and depression
    M Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 9, FIN 00014, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 60:779-83. 2003
    ..To examine exposure to workplace bullying as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and depression in employees...
  58. pmc Sickness absence as a prognostic marker for common chronic conditions: analysis of mortality in the GAZEL study
    M Kivimäki
    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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. pmc Step ahead a worksite obesity prevention trial among hospital employees
    Stephenie C Lemon
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:27-38. 2010
    ..The worksite represents a promising venue in which to address the issue of obesity...
  65. ncbi Work arrangements, physical working conditions, and psychosocial working conditions as risk factors for sickness absence: Bayesian analysis of prospective data
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Epidemiol 20:332-8. 2010
    ..To determine which work arrangements, physical working conditions, and psychosocial working conditions are important risk factors for sickness absence...
  66. ncbi A systematic review of safety violations in industry
    Samuel J Alper
    University of Wisconsin Madison, 3217 Mechanical Engineering Building, 1513 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 41:739-54. 2009
    ..Methodological suggestions and a macroergonomic framework are offered for improving future studies of the epidemiology of safety violations...
  67. ncbi 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)...
  68. ncbi Occupational musculoskeletal and mental health: Significance of rationalization and opportunities to create sustainable production systems - A systematic review
    R H Westgaard
    Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Appl Ergon 42:261-96. 2011
    ..that production system rationalization represents a pervasive work life intervention without a primary occupational health focus...
  69. 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...
  70. ncbi Evaluating the implementation of a hospital work-site obesity prevention intervention: applying the RE-AIM framework
    Barbara Estabrook
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Promot Pract 13:190-7. 2012
    ..Implications for practice include the translation of this research into other workplace settings...
  71. pmc Evidence, theory and context: using intervention mapping to develop a worksite physical activity intervention
    Rosemary R C McEachan
    Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:326. 2008
    ..The current paper describes the development of a three month theory-based intervention that aims to increase levels of moderate intensity physical activity amongst employees in sedentary occupations...
  72. ncbi 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...
  73. ncbi Physical ergonomic hazards in highway tunnel construction: overview from the Construction Occupational Health Program
    SangWoo Tak
    Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA 01854, USA
    Appl Ergon 42:665-71. 2011
    ..Numerous opportunities exist for the development and implementation of ergonomic interventions to protect the health and safety of construction workers...
  74. ncbi A systematic review of occupational safety and health business cases
    Jos Verbeek
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Knowledge Transfer in Occupational Health and Safety Team, Kuopio, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:403-12. 2009
    ..We systematically reviewed 26 reported cases on occupational safety and health (OSH) interventions to assess if health and productivity arguments make a good business case...
  75. ncbi Measuring change in psychosocial working conditions: methodological issues to consider when data are collected at baseline and one follow-up time point
    P Smith
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Ave, Suite 800, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 65:288-95; quiz 295-6. 2008
    ..The aim is to inform investigators about these methodological issues so they can be considered in the design of studies, the analysis of data and the interpretation of research findings...
  76. ncbi Informal recycling and occupational health in Santo André, Brazil
    Jutta Gutberlet
    Department of Geography, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
    Int J Environ Health Res 18:1-15. 2008
    ..Recyclers need to be involved in the design of waste management policies, and the public must be educated about the important environmental service these people provide...
  77. ncbi Highly cited articles in environmental and occupational health, 1919-1960
    Derek R Smith
    Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Environ Occup Health 64:32-42. 2009
    ..have been compiled across a variety of scientific fields, few have included articles from environmental and occupational health (EOH)...
  78. ncbi Occupational health services now and in the future: the need for a paradigm shift
    Ewan B Macdonald
    Healthy Working Lives Group, Public Health and Health Policy Section, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
    J Occup Environ Med 52:1273-7. 2010
    b>Occupational health services (OHS) evolved in response to the needs of hazardous industries and on the premise that work was harmful...
  79. 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...
  80. ncbi 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...
  81. 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...
  82. ncbi 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 ..
  83. ncbi 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...
  84. ncbi 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
    ....
  85. ncbi 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  88. ncbi 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)...
  89. ncbi 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)...
  90. ncbi 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...
  91. ncbi 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...
  92. ncbi "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' ..
  93. ncbi 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 ..
  94. ncbi 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...
  95. ncbi 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...
  96. ncbi 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...
  97. 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...
  98. 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...
  99. 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...
  100. 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...
  101. 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...

Research Grants71

  1. Analyzer for Monitoring Personal Environmental Exposure to Fluids and Materials
    MATTHEW CUSACK; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..it can be used for patients undergoing study and treatment for major diseases or for individual and occupational health risk assessment...
  2. Non-invasive zoonotic pathogen exposure and outcome biomarkers with follow-up in
    Christopher D Heaney; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..epidemiology of zoonotic pathogens, to become an independent scientist at the interface of basic science, occupational health practice, and population research...
  3. Enhanced Membrane Systems for Supplying Quality Drinking Water
    Andrew Feiring; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..First reduction in THM will reduce cancer. Second enhanced disinfection will reduce infectious diseases. Third it will be of value to environmental health and occupational health activities.
  4. Functional Genomics Approach to the Role of the JAK/STAT and MAPK Pathway in CBD
    Li Li; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..his first academic appointment at National Jewish Health (NJH) in the Division of Environmental &Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) in the Department of Medicine studying the granulomatous lung disease chronic beryllium ..
  5. Bangladesh Centre for Global Environmental and Occupational Health
    Dewan Shamsul Alam; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  6. Ionic Liquid Gas Sensors for Detection of Flammable Gases In Workplace
    Xiangqun Zeng; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Sensors for flammable gas detection are essential in occupational health and safety to prevent fire or explosion in gas facilities and underground mining...
  7. International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health
    NELSON K STEENLAND; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) Environmental and occupational health are critical problems in developing nations...
  8. Light-Alarming Personal Noise Dosimeter System
    ALEXANDER MILOVANOV; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Noise-related hearing loss has been listed as one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns in the United States for more than 25 years [2]...
  9. Workplace Wellness Initiatives to Combat Obesity
    JASON PERRY BLOCK; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Workplaces, especially those with existing infrastructure such as occupational health clinics and on-site primary care clinics, also are ideal settings to carry out low-cost, behavioral trials...
  10. New Personal Sampling Methods that Conform to an Aerosol Deposition Convention
    DARRAH KAYE SLEETH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..an independent academic researcher by providing an intensive, supervised career development experience in occupational health research leading to research independence. My ultimate career goals are: 1...
  11. Musculoskeletal Disorders and Health Behaviors among US Workers
    ALBERTO JUAN CABAN MARTINEZ; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Lastly, I will develop an in-depth knowledge of occupational health and musculoskeletal disorders from both a clinical and epidemiologic point of view...
  12. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in WTC Responders: Role of Nasal Pathology
    Jag Sunderram; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In the present proposal we will study responders enrolled at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) and the NYU School of Medicine Clinical ..
  13. Precocious immune senescence induced by pre- & postnatal atrazine exposure
    John B Barnett; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This would also set the stage for others to address intervention effectiveness research in occupational health. Few studies have been performed on the effect of atrazine on the developing immune system...
  14. Just-In-Time Methods For Understanding Near-misses, Injuries &Risk Factors
    Nancy M Daraiseh; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..necessary for designing new institutional surveillance systems and interventions to prevent adverse occupational health outcomes among pediatric healthcare providers (PHCPs)...
  15. Effects of Employment on Health and Quality of Life in Older Adults
    Diana Kachan; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..careful examination of health-related quality of life of the older worker has been virtually ignored by the occupational health/aging research community...
  16. PAH Exposure and DNA Damage in Roofers
    Berrin Serdar; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The Proposed Study is uniquely designed to respond to research gaps in the National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOSH) National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) sectors and it will respond to needs in exposure ..
  17. Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Grant
    LINDA FAYE GRIMSLEY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..toxicology, radiological health, industrial ventilation, physical agents, air sampling and analysis occupational health, principles of industrial hygiene, and air pollution...
  18. NEUROPATHOLOGY OF CHRONIC MANGANESE EXPOSURE
    Brad A Racette; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..international collaboration of American PD and Mn researchers and the South African National Institute of Occupational Health in the world's leading Mn producing country...
  19. High-resolution ultrasound in-vivo animal imaging system-Vevo2100
    Kang Kim; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..campus, spanning the Departments of Surgery, Cell Biology and Physiology, Pharmacology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Bioengineering, the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI), the Hillman cancer Center, and the McGowan Institute ..
  20. The Bone Marrow Niche and Leukemia: Impact of Drugs, Chemicals and Environment
    Robert Snyder; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..attempts to control environmental exposures, they remain an international problem in environmental/occupational health. The New York Academy of Sciences and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will jointly present a 2...
  21. Occupational Safety and Health Traning Grant
    Frank S Rosenthal; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The program prepares graduates for advanced careers n industrial hygiene and occupational health, e.g...
  22. GRADUATE INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE PROGRAM TRAINING GRANT, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Jefferey L Burgess; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Mineral resource development is a science- and technology-intensive industry, with a long history of occupational health and safety exposures that lead to workplace injury and illness...
  23. Development of a US/Canadian Job Exposure Matrix for Noise
    Richard L Neitzel; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..the JEM is finalized, we will develop a web-based tool to allow epidemiologists, occupational hygienists, occupational health practitioners and other relevant stakeholders to access the noise exposure estimates...
  24. Ion chromatograph-high resolution ICPMS for speciation
    Brian T Buckley; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The CAF is essential component of the NIEHS Center of Excellence at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute...
  25. Target Organ DNA Damage in Coke Oven Workers
    Glenn Talaska; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..measurements for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons remains one of the most vexing problems facing the occupational health professional. These compounds generally have low acute toxicity, but several are recognized carcinogens...
  26. Green Collar Workers: The New Frontier
    David J Lee; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Population-based occupational health surveillance systems specifically for US green-collar workers have yet to be developed...
  27. Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grant
    Carrie A Redlich; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Virtually all of our program graduates have maintained academic ties consistent with the Yale paradigm of teaching and practice. ..
  28. 1/2-An Environmental and Occupational Health Research and Training Hub: USA
    Leonelo E Bautista; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..a 5-year strategic plan for analysis and capacity building activities of a new global environmental and occupational health (GEOHealth) Hub...
  29. Irrigation workers' exposures to antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antimicrobials
    AMY REBECCA SAPKOTA; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..novel data generated in this study will provide new insights into potential infectious disease and other occupational health implications associated with exposures to reclaimed wastewater...
  30. Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety &Health: Portland State University RU
    LESLIE HAMMER; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..implementing and evaluating worksite interventions within the retail/service industry, and expertise in occupational health psychology, organizational behavior, human resource and employer work-family policy implementation, ..
  31. Dynamic Lumbar-Pelvic Coordination in the Low Back During Lifting
    Sara E Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Low back pain (LBP) is a common and costly public and occupational health problem that has been associated with the performance of repetitive lifting tasks in the workplace...
  32. A Pooled Longitudinal Analysis of Workplace Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    David M Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The results of the proposed analyses will provide employers, employees, public-health agencies and occupational health investigators with quantitative estimates of the associations between CTS and occupational biomechanical ..
  33. Exposure Response Relationships for CTS and Epicondylitis from Pooled Data
    Arun Garg; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..from this proposed research will help employers to design safe and productive jobs and provide public-health agencies and occupational health researchers with information to more effectively guide prevention programs. 1
  34. Hazardous Material Worker Health and Safety Training (U45), Cooperative Agreement
    LINDA L DELP; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..State University College of Technology &Applied Sciences and the University of Washington NW Center for Occupational Health &Safety. With over 3,145 active cleanup sites in the 8 states and 4 U.S...
  35. Evaluating the Needs, Knowledge and Health Impacts of Three Worker Populations Du
    Margaret E Lumia; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Health, NJDOH proposes to use this funding opportunity as a means to build a stronger capacity to conduct occupational health assessments during natural and manmade disasters in order to reduce or eliminate adverse health impacts, ..
  36. Morbidity and Mortality in Marysville, Ohio due to Exposure to Asbestos Contamina
    James Lockey; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..A health study of workers who processed Libby vermiculite at a Marysville, Ohio facility will determine the long term health consequences for the thousands of people with relatively low exposures. ..
  37. Organization of Work and Self-Care Among Aging Workers with Coronary Heart Diseas
    Victoria Vaughan Dickson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Development Training Plan: The long term goal of the training plan is to prepare the candidate for an occupational health research career as a successful independent investigator with expertise in organization of work research ..
  38. The NEPRC SPF Rhesus Macaque Breeding Colony
    R Paul Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..and SIV are essential to eliminate confounding variables associated with viral co-infections, to reduce the occupational health risks of working with macaques, and for overall colony health...
  39. Signature Peptide Approach to Biomonitor MDI Exposure
    ADAM WISNEWSKI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The approach will ultimately be applied to preventing occupational asthma (a disease of the respiratory system thought to be caused by the immune system) among workers in manufacturing and construction industries. ..
  40. Cagewash Renovation for Safety &Long-Term Research Support at The Salk Institute
    JON DAVID REUTER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Salk's Occupational Health and Safety, Facility Services and the Animal Resources Departments have assessed ongoing facility concerns ..
  41. 2/2 - Establishing a GEOHealth Hub Platform for East Africa - Ethiopia
    ABERA TAKELE KUMIE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..planning steps towards establishing a hub for interdisciplinary research and training in environmental and occupational health for East Africa...
  42. The HSPH Education and Research Center of Occupational Safety and Health
    David C Christiani; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The Harvard Education and Research Center's primary objective is the training of leaders in occupational health and safety specialties: industrial (occupational) hygiene, occupational medicine, occupational epidemiology,..
  43. Rapid Analytics for Endotoxin using Liquid Crystalline Droplets
    Nicholas L Abbott; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..airway infections which are a major cause of mortality in hospital intensive care units), (ii) public and occupational health (measurement of airborne endotoxin), and (iii) device and agent safety (aerosol-based therapeutic agents ..
  44. Low-Cost Electronic Nose for Groundwater Contaminants
    Sanjay Patel; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed work will focus on detection of chlorinated hydrocarbons, which are described as among the most common pollutants in groundwater and soils at DOE sites. ..
  45. Nitrogen Dioxide and Light-Absorbing Carbon Sensors for Personal Exposure Assessm
    Andrew Freedman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..They can also be deployed in factories, power plants, incinerators and other stationary combustor facilities that are subject to occupational health and safety regulations.
  46. North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center
    BONNIE M ROGERS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Academic training is provided in the core disciplines of Occupational Health Nursing, Safety and Ergonomics (NCSU), and Occupational Medicine (Duke University)...
  47. Safety and Health Management of Hazards Associated with Emerging Technologies.
    Robert F Herrick; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..objectives of the proposed research education program are fourfold: to develop an academic curriculum on occupational health and safety and hazardous substances and conditions related to emerging technologies;to recruit and train a ..
  48. U Michigan Med Rehabilitation Research Training Program
    Denise G Tate; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..and/or brain injury: recovery and treatment;and (3) health and wellness to include exercise physiology, occupational health, health behavior and quality of life outcomes, and genetic disease risk factors...
  49. Mumbai Worksite Tobacco Control Study
    GLORIAN C SORENSEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In Indian worksites, medical officers and occupational health and safety offices provide an infrastructure from which to build tobacco use cessation policies and ..
  50. Planning for A GEOHealth Research and Training Hub in Uganda - United States
    Jia Sheng Wang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this application is to develop a global environmental and occupational health (GEOHealth) program in two years, which would act as a center for environmental and occupational health (EOH) ..
  51. Laboratory Animal Medicine and Translational Research Training for Veterinarians
    Brian M Iritani; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..W. Office of Animal Welfare (OAW), Preventative Medicine and Occupational Health and Safety Programs, Transgenic Resources, and local biotechnology companies to provide in-depth Lab Animal ..
  52. Meharry Occupational Medicine Residency Training Program
    Sangita Chakrabarty; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Residents are required to complete a research thesis on an occupational health and safety area as part of this academic experience...
  53. Video Motion Analysis of Repetitive Exertions
    Robert G Radwin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Both methods however are highly impractical for occupational health practice...
  54. Risk Factors for Crashes in a Retrospective Cohort Study of Commercial Truck Driv
    MATTHEW STEVEN THIESE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..It is the springboard to my central goal of producing high-quality R01 proposals in injury prevention in occupational health and safety, to further the body of knowledge and help workers to be both safer and healthier...
  55. Low-Cost Electronic Nose for Groundwater Contaminants
    Sanjay V Patel; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The proposed work will focus on detection of chlorinated hydrocarbons, which are described as among the most common pollutants in groundwater and soils at DOE sites. ..
  56. GRADUATE TRAINING IN CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
    Kiran Madura; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The Waksman Institute, Rutgers School of Pharmacy, The School of Public Health, and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)...
  57. Impact of Health Department Worker Safety Training on Health Impacts after Sandy
    Michael J Reilly; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..practices training for lay audiences under a variety of different conditions to better understand how these occupational health interventions may be implemented following natural disasters...
  58. New Approaches to Occupational Behavioral Health: Implementing Firefighter Life
    Richard Gist; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..effort in which the nation's leading research and practitioner groups in areas related to occupational health and safety for fire and emergency medical services joined with leaders from six major industry ..
  59. Planning a Regional China GEOHealth HUB: China
    Fan Wu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..a leadership role in a global network of hubs devoted to increasing knowledge broadly of environmental and occupational health and improving conditions around the world...
  60. International Program for Mining Health and Safety
    Jefferey Burgess; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..DO NOT EXCEED THE SPACE PROVIDED. Objectives: To improve environmental and occupational health associated with mining operations andmineral processing in sub-Saharan Africa through training, research, ..
  61. 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...
  62. Occupational Health: A Basic Right at Work ? An Asset to Society
    Bonnie Rogers; Fiscal Year: 2009
    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...
  63. Primate Veterinarian Training at the WaNPRC
    Charlotte Hotchkiss; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..as well as related areas such as basic NHP biology, genetics, behavior, pathology, production, and occupational health and safety...
  64. Renewing a Century of Committment to a Healthy, Safe & Prod Working Life
    M E BONNIE ROGERS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    unreadable] DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): 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 ..
  65. INTRACELL VESICLE TRAFFICKING IN HEAVY METAL TOXICITY
    Dennis Brown; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Ivan Sabolic, institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health in Zagreb, Croatia...
  66. Work, Neighborhood, Commuting, and Occupational Health Disparities
    Jarvis Chen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Efforts to identify and eliminate occupational health disparities require an understanding of the broader social and environmental context in which workers live their lives...
  67. 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...
  68. Occupational Health Coordinating Group Advisory Cmte
    Robert McLellan; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ACOEM's Occupational Health Advisory Committee (OH AC) intends to convene a planning conference to build on its past work in developing and implementing an Occupational Health Coordinating Group (OH-CG)...