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AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Industrial Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy     Partially Free   (Followers: 236)
Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 173)
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BMJ Quality & Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
British Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 235)
Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 184)
Ciencia & Trabajo     Open Access  
Cognition, Technology & Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
ergopraxis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Frontiers in Neuroergonomics     Open Access  
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Health Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 63)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 61)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Occupational Safety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Emergency Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Nuclear Safety and Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Occupational Health and Public Health Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Occupational Hygiene     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Workplace Health Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part C : Toxicology and Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Global Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Interprofessional Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Occupational Health Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Religion and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Safety Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Urban Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Vocational Health Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Karaelmas İş Sağlığı ve Güvenliği Dergisi / Karaelmas Journal of Occupational Health and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Musik- Tanz und Kunsttherapie     Hybrid Journal  
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Nordic Journal of Music Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies     Open Access  
Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Occupational Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Occupational Therapy in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80)
Occupational Therapy International     Open Access   (Followers: 102)
Perspectives in Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Perspectives interdisciplinaires sur le travail et la santé     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
PinC | Prevenzione in Corso     Open Access  
Population Health Metrics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Preventing Chronic Disease     Free   (Followers: 3)
Psychology & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
QAI Journal for Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Qualitative Health Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Reabilitacijos Mokslai : Slauga, Kineziterapija, Ergoterapija     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Revista Brasileira de Saúde Ocupacional     Open Access  
Revista Herediana de Rehabilitacion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Inspirar     Open Access  
Revue Francophone de Recherche en Ergothérapie RFRE     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Safety and Health at Work     Open Access   (Followers: 75)
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80)
Sociology of Health & Illness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
System Safety : Human - Technical Facility - Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
The Journal of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Work, Employment & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Workplace Health and Safety     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie. Mit Beiträgen aus Umweltmedizin und Sozialmedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

           

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Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
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Number of Followers: 20  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1076-2752 - ISSN (Online) 1536-5948
Published by LWW Wolters Kluwer Homepage  [330 journals]
  • Prediction Model for Job Retention According to the Type of Return to Work
           Among Industrially Injured Workers in Korea

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      Authors: Bae; Suk Won; Won, Jong-Uk; Park, Wha Me
      Abstract: imageObjectives This study aimed to investigate how the type of return to work after an industrial accident affects job retention.Methods Using data from the panel study of workers' compensation insurance first-third, and hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals were calculated for workers leaving their jobs.Results The HR leaving their jobs were higher in the “reemployed” compared with that in the “returned to original work,” with HR of 2.69 (2.33–3.10). According workers' status, the HRs leaving their jobs were higher among the “reemployed” than among those who “returned to original work.” Regular and daily workers' HRs were 1.70 (1.37–2.11) and 3.55 (2.96–4.26), respectively.Conclusions The findings suggest that to increase job retention rate, protection policies for reemployed workers or support for employers who hire reemployed workers should be considered.
      PubDate: Fri, 04 Nov 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Head Trauma and Concussions in Film and Television Stunt Performers: An
           Exploratory Study

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      Authors: Senn; Ariana B.; McMichael, Leslie P.; Stewart, Lori J.; Russell, Jeffrey A.
      Abstract: imageObjectives The aims of the study were to assess prevalence and management of head impacts in stunt performers and to evaluate performers’ quality of life and ability to work after head injury.Methods Stunt performers completed an online survey about head impacts/head whips history, diagnosed concussions, reasons for not reporting injuries, health care sought after head impacts, attitudes toward on-set concussion management, perceived ability to work as a stunt performer, and health-related quality of life.Results One hundred seventy-three performers (80%) indicated at least one head impact/head whip during their stunt career. Of these, 86% exhibited concussion-like symptoms and 38% received one or more concussion diagnoses. Sixty-five percent continued working with concussion-like symptoms. Short Form-12 mental component scores were suggestive of depression in 42%.Conclusions Concussion seems to be a serious occupational health issue in stunt performers. We suggest that concussion management, risk reduction, and education should be addressed in this community.
      PubDate: Fri, 04 Nov 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Health Care Organization Policies for Employee Safety and COVID-19
           Pandemic Response: A Mixed-Methods Study

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      Authors: Siddique; Sundus; Rice, Serena; Bhardwaj, Mansi; Gore, Rebecca; Coupal, Haylee; Punnett, Laura
      Abstract: imageObjective The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impacted the well-being of health care workers. We examined the association between prepandemic perceptions of perceived organizational support for safety (using NOSACQ-50), safety hazards and the pandemic's impact on individual workers and institutions.Methods Questionnaires from health care staff of five public health care facilities were collected in 2018 (n = 1059) and 2021 (n = 1553). In 2021, 17 workers were interviewed from the same facilities.Results Interviewees reported that their organizations struggled to communicate due to changing guidelines, inadequate personal protective equipment, training, and infection control, early in the pandemic. Questionnaire reports of decreased staffing and increased workload during the pandemic were associated with lower baseline NOSACQ scores.Conclusion Survey findings predicted some variation in organizational response to the pandemic. Better organizational policies for employee safety and pandemic planning could improve health care institutions’ preparedness.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Association Between Skeletal Muscle Mass and Cardiovascular Risk Factors
           in Occupational Sedentary Population: A Cross-sectional Study

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      Authors: Lu; Yaru; Wang, Xiao-He; Li, Jing; Wang, Wenhong; Zhang, Shi; Huang, Yaping; Wang, Yi; Li, Chun-Jun
      Abstract: imageObjective The aims of this study were to determine the association of skeletal muscle mass with three cardiovascular risk factors and explore a simple and clinically feasible indicator for identifying high-risk groups of cardiovascular diseases in occupational sedentary population.Methods We recruited 7316 occupational sedentary participants older than 18 years from the Health Management Center of Tianjin Union Medical Center. Age-adjusted logistic regression was used to analyze the association between skeletal muscle mass index (SMI) and cardiovascular risk factors.Results There were significant positive associations between SMI, especially arm SMI, and cardiovascular risk factors in both male and female subjects (odds ratio, 1.28 to 5.02; P < 0.001).Conclusions Our findings suggest that measurements of skeletal muscle mass, particularly in the arms, may help identify individuals at high risk for cardiovascular disease in an occupationally sedentary population.
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Oct 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Workplace Culture and Mental Health of Ethnic Minority Workers in Japan

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      Authors: Uezato; Akihito; Sakamoto, Kohei; Miura, Mieko; Futami, Akane
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      PubDate: Mon, 17 Oct 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Decrease in Health-Related Quality of Life and Post–COVID-19 Syndrome in
           Health Care Workers After SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Cohort Study

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      Authors: D'Ávila; Karen Gomes; Monaiar, Luciana Rott; Dantas, Lia Dias Pinheiro; Freitas, Alana Ambos; Loureiro, Marcelle Martinez; Bonamigo, Renan Rangel; Dantas Filho, Fábio Fernandes; Silva, Denise Rossato
      Abstract: imageObjectives The aim of this study is to assess the persistence of symptoms, the prevalence of post–COVID-19 syndrome, and the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among health care workers (HCWs) 6 months after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection.Methods A prospective cohort study was conducted. All HCWs with confirmed COVID-19 from January to June 2021 were invited to participate. Health-related quality of life was evaluated in three moments: before COVID-19, after COVID-19 (on return to work), and after 6 months. Persistence of symptoms post–COVID-19 was also assessed.Results There was a worsening in all dimensions of HRQOL. After 6 months, self-rated health on EuroQol visual analog scale did not return to pre–COVID-19 values. At total, 36.2% of HCWs were diagnosed with post–COVID-19 syndrome.Conclusions There was a significant deterioration in HRQOL among HCWs who had COVID-19 and a high frequency of post–COVID-19 syndrome.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Oct 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Musculoskeletal Health Climate Is a Prognostic Determinant of Sickness
           Absence Among Female Eldercare Workers: A Prospective Cohort Study

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      Authors: Ajstrup; Merete; Budtz, Cecilie Rud; Nielsen, Kent Jacob; Andersen, Dorte Raaby; Andersen, Johan Hviid; Christiansen, David Høyrup
      Abstract: imageObjectives The present study investigated the association between musculoskeletal health climate, that is, the shared perceptions among workers concerning musculoskeletal health, and sickness absence.Methods Questionnaire data on two domains of musculoskeletal health climate, perceived management priority (PMP) and pain acceptance at work (PAW), were collected at baseline. Data on sickness absence were extracted at 1-year follow-up. Data were analyzed using negative binomial multivariable regression.Results The final study population comprised 390 female eldercare workers. Compared with participants with low PMP scores, participants with high PMP scores had lower risk of sickness absence (incidence rate ratio, 0.6; 95% confidence interval, 0.4–0.9). Participants with high PAW scores had higher risk of sickness absence than participants with low PAW scores (incidence rate ratio, 1.4; 95% confidence interval, 0.9–2.2).Conclusions The results showed an association between the musculoskeletal health climate and sickness absence.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Oct 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Mortality Associated With Occupational Exposure in Helsinki,
           Finland—A 24-Year Follow-up

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      Authors: Jalasto; Juuso; Luukkonen, Ritva; Lindqvist, Ari; Langhammer, Arnulf; Kankaanranta, Hannu; Backman, Helena; Rönmark, Eva; Sovijärvi, Anssi; Kauppi, Paula; Piirilä, Päivi
      Abstract: imageObjectives Our objective was to study mortality related to different obstructive lung diseases, occupational exposure, and their potential joint effect in a large, randomized population-based cohort.Methods We divided the participants based on the answers to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) diagnoses and occupational exposure and used a combined effects model and compared the results to no asthma or COPD with no occupational exposure.Results High exposure had a hazards ratio (HR) of 1.34 (1.11–1.62) and asthma and COPD coexistence of 1.58 (1.10–2.27). The combined effects of intermediate exposure and coexistence had an HR of 2.20 (1.18–4.09), high exposure with coexistence of 1.94 (1.10–3.42) for overall mortality, and sub-HR for respiratory-related mortality of 3.21 (1.87–5.50).Conclusions High occupational exposure increased overall but not respiratory-related mortality hazards, while coexisting asthma and COPD overall and respiratory-related hazards of mortality.
      PubDate: Thu, 06 Oct 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence in Employees of Four Essential Non–Health Care
           Sectors at Moderate/High Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus Infection: Data
           From the “First Wave”

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      Authors: Belloni; Giulia; Dupraz, Julien; Butty, Audrey; Pasquier, Jérôme; Estoppey, Sandrine; Bochud, Murielle; Gonseth-Nussle, Semira; D'Acremont, Valérie
      Abstract: imageObjective The aim of this study was to evaluate severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seroprevalence in Swiss non–health care employees at a moderate to high risk of exposure: bus drivers and supermarket, laundry service, and mail-sorting center employees.Methods Data on 455 essential workers included demographics, SARS-CoV-2 exposure and use of protective measures. Anti–SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulins G and A targeting the spike protein were measured between May and July 2020.Results The overall crude seroprevalence estimate (15.9%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 12.6% to 19.7%) among essential workers was not significantly higher than that of the general working-age population (11.2%; 95% CI, 7.1% to 15.2%). Seroprevalence ranged from 11.9% (95% CI, 6.3% to 19.8%) among bus drivers to 22.0% (95% CI, 12.6% to 19.7%) among food supermarket employees.Conclusions We found no significant difference in seroprevalence between our sample of essential workers and local working-age population during the first lockdown phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having a seropositive housemate was the strongest predictor of SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity.
      PubDate: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Perceived Supervisor Support for Health Affects Presenteeism: A
           Prospective Cohort Study

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      Authors: Mori; Takahiro; Nagata, Tomohisa; Nagata, Masako; Odagami, Kiminori; Mori, Koji
      Abstract: imageObjective We investigated how perceived supervisor support for health (PSSH) affects the occurrence of presenteeism 1 year later.Methods A prospective cohort study was conducted using a questionnaire survey. In total, 10,718 nonmanagerial employees in seven companies in Japan were included in the analyses. We conducted multilevel logistic regression analyses nested by company to estimate the odds ratios (ORs) of the relationship between PSSH at baseline and high presenteeism at follow-up.Results The ORs for high presenteeism at follow-up were significantly higher for high (OR, 1.31; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.14 to 1.51), low (OR, 1.63; 95% CI, 1.37 to 1.94), and very low PSSH (OR, 2.42; 95% CI, 1.88 to 3.12), compared with very high PSSH.Conclusions Lower PSSH can induce high presenteeism, suggesting that increasing PSSH is important to reduce the occurrence of presenteeism in companies.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Sep 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Seeking Good Work in the COVID-19 Recovery: Shifting Priorities and
           Employment Choices Among Workers

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      Authors: Griffiths; Melda Lois; Gray, Benjamin J.; Kyle, Richard G.; Davies, Alisha R.
      Abstract: imageObjective Disruption to working lives spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic may shape people’s preferences for future employment. We aimed to identify the components of work prioritized by a UK sample and the employment changes they had considered since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.Methods A nationally representative longitudinal household survey was conducted in Wales at two time points between 2020 and 2021.Results Those in poorer health prioritized flexibility and were more likely to consider retiring. Those with limiting preexisting conditions or low mental well-being were more likely to consider becoming self-employed. Those experiencing financial insecurity (including those with high wage precarity or those furloughed) were more likely to consider retraining, becoming self-employed, or securing permanent employment.Conclusions Ensuring flexible, secure, and autonomous work is accessible for individuals facing greater employment-related insecurity may be key.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Sep 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • “Should I Tell My Leader or Not'”—Health-Oriented Leadership and
           Stigma as Antecedents of Employees' Mental Health Information Disclosure
           Intentions at Work

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      Authors: Pischel; Sarah; Felfe, Jörg
      Abstract: imageObjective To investigate how health-oriented leadership and stigma facilitate or impede employees' disclosure intentions to leaders.Methods In two studies—an experimental vignette (n = 73) and a cross-sectional study (n = 220)—we manipulated or measured health-oriented leadership, transformational leadership, and organizational stigma and compared different reasons for disclosure (mental health problems and severe error) to separate general and specific disclosure decisions.Results Health-oriented leadership fostered disclosure above and beyond transformational leadership. High organizational stigma was associated with lower disclosure. Health-oriented leadership had a stronger effect on disclosing mental problems than on disclosing a severe error and slightly mitigated the negative relationship between stigma and disclosure in study 1. Findings were not influenced by employees' current mental health status.Conclusions Our findings highlight the importance of health-oriented leadership as a facilitator and organizational stigma as a barrier to disclosure intentions.
      PubDate: Fri, 02 Sep 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Sleep Variability in UK Long Distance Heavy Goods Vehicle Drivers

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      Authors: Sherry; Aron Peter; Clemes, Stacy A.; Chen, Yu-Ling; Edwardson, Charlotte L.; Gray, Laura J.; Guest, Amber; King, James A.; Rowlands, Alex V.; Ruettger, Katharina; Sayyah, Mohsen; Varela-Mato, Veronica; Hartescu, Iuliana
      Abstract: imageObjectives Sleep variability levels are unknown in heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers yet are associated with adverse health outcomes and reduced driver vigilance when high.Methods Two hundred and thirty-three HGV drivers recruited across 25 UK depots provided sleep variability, sleep duration, and sleep efficiency data via wrist-worn accelerometry (GENEActiv) over 8 days. Sleep variability indicators included social jetlag (the difference in midpoint of the sleep window between work and nonworkdays) and intraindividual variability of sleep window onset time, out-of-bed time, and sleep duration.Results Fifty-three percent of drivers experienced social jetlag (≥1 hour), and 27% experienced high (>2 hours) social jetlag. Drivers with the highest sleep variability had the shortest sleep duration and lowest sleep efficiency during workdays.Conclusions Drivers with high sleep variability may experience more fatigue when driving given the poor sleep outcomes during workdays observed.
      PubDate: Sat, 20 Aug 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Awareness, Use, and Opinions of Individual Fit Testing of Hearing
           Protection Devices Among Practicing Michigan Occupational and
           Environmental Medicine Association Health Care Providers

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      Authors: Rasmussen; Stephanie; Odenigbo, Charles; Wang, Ling; Wolfe, Amir; Rosenman, Kenneth
      Abstract: imageObjective The aim of this study is to examine the awareness, opinions, and use of individual fit testing of hearing protection devices (HPDs) among occupational medicine practitioners.Methods Members of the Michigan Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association completed a 21-question survey on individual fit testing of HPDs.Results The survey response rate was 67%, 53% reported having heard of individual fit testing of HPDs, and 24% reported that their clinic/site performed the testing. Major barriers to its use were perceived time to perform (63%), cost (51%), lack of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirement (51%), and lack of long-term studies of its effectiveness (20%).Conclusions Further work to educate practitioners about the availability, implementation, and potential benefits of fit testing of HPDs is needed if use of this technology is to become more widespread.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • The Potential for Total Worker Health® Approaches in State and
           Territorial Health Departments: A National Mixed-Methods Study

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      Authors: Leff; Maija S.; Martini, Marisa; Baron, Sherry; Hannon, Peggy A.; Walton, AnnMarie; Linnan, Laura A.
      Abstract: imageObjective To document the extent to which state and territorial health departments (SHDs) integrate their occupational safety and health (OSH) and workplace health promotion (WHP) activities consistent with a Total Worker Health (TWH) approach.Methods Nationally representative survey of OSH and WHP practitioners at 56 SHDs followed by in-depth interviews.Results Despite reporting limited awareness of the TWH initiative and TWH resources, most respondents (57% OSH, 64% WHP) reported collaboration between OSH and WHP staff in their departments. Collaborations were described in-depth. Barriers to OSH-WHP collaborations included resource insufficiencies, organizational structure in the SHD, and conflicting practices. Facilitators included knowledge of TWH approaches, proximity to TWH Centers of Excellence, proximity between OSH/WHP programs, and leadership initiative. Motivations for collaboration were enumerated.Conclusions Strategies for building TWH capacity and activity among SHDs are discussed.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Studying the Association Between Occupational Stress and Urinary Levels of
           

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      Authors: Mourad; Basma Hussein; Gaballah, Inas Fawzy
      Abstract: imageObjectives The aims of the study are to measure the prevalence and level of occupational stress (OS) and to explore its association with oxidative stress among some brickfield workers.Methods Eighty-six brickfield workers and 90 administrative controls were assessed using the Arabic validated version of the Occupational Stress Index. The urinary levels of oxidative biomarkers; 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine and biopyrrins were also measured.Results The prevalence of moderate and severe OS in addition to the urinary levels of both oxidative biomarkers was significantly higher among the brickfield workers compared with their controls. Both biomarkers levels were significantly and positively correlated with scores of Occupational Stress Index, duration of employment, and with each other. The receiver operating characteristic analysis showed significant specificity and sensitivity of both biomarkers for determining the level of OS.Conclusions A significant association between occupational and oxidative stresses was detected in brickfield workers.
      PubDate: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Feasibility and Acceptability of Policies and Environmental Strategies for
           Improving Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in Japanese Small and
           Medium Corporations

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      Authors: Ozaki; Itsuko; Nishijima, Mariko; Konishi, Michiko
      Abstract: imageObjective We assessed the implementation status of policies and environmental strategies for increasing physical activity (PA) and healthy eating (HE) in small and medium corporations to identify feasible and acceptable interventions.Methods An anonymous self-administered questionnaire was administered to 655 small and medium corporations to determine whether they implemented PA (18 items) and HE (17 items) policies and environmental strategies and, if not, their intention to do so in the future. We compared differences in the implementation and intention to implement rate by corporation size.Results The implementation and intention rates of costly items for PA and HE were low, regardless of corporation size, but were significantly lower in small corporations than in medium corporations.Conclusions To overcome cost barriers, employee participation must be encouraged, and employee knowledge of PA and HE must be improved.
      PubDate: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Prolonged Computer Use by Office Workers Induces Ocular Symptoms
           Associated With Tear Film Alterations and Overexpression of Mucin 5 AC and
           Catalase

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      Authors: Saavedra Morales; Alejandra; González Díaz, Cesar Antonio; Villanueva López, Guadalupe Cleva; Padilla Juárez, Omar; Luna Torres, Ana Laura; Sánchez Monroy, Virginia
      Abstract: imageObjective The aim of the study was to evaluate office workers for symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS) and alterations in the tear film relate to the hours of daily computer use.Methods Sixty-seven volunteers were divided into 2 groups: 2 to 6 and 7 to 12 hours of daily computer use. Computer vision syndrome symptoms, tear film stability by tear film break-up time test, and composition of mucin 5 AC, catalase, and IL-6 was assessed by relative gene expression of conjunctival impression cytology samples were examined.Results All participants exhibited moderate symptoms of CVS, whereas 90% showed reduced tear film stability. For the 7- to 12-hour (vs 2- to 6-hour) group, these effects were more pronounced and overexpression of mucin 5 AC and catalase was detected.Conclusions Prolonged computer use induced an overexpression of mucin 5 AC and catalase and instability of the tear film, associated with ocular symptoms.
      PubDate: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Customized Occupational-Specific Graded Exercise Test for Structural
           Firefighters: An Update

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      Authors: Dicks; Nathan D.; Brin, Halle N.; Perumal, Mohan D.; Hutcheson, Evan L.; Kopp, Samantha R.; Walch, Tanis J.; Carper, Michael J.; Barry, Allison M.
      Abstract: imageObjective The aim of the study is to validate a customized V˙O2max Graded Exercise Test (GXT) protocol specifically to accommodate firefighters with different cardiovascular fitness levels.Methods Career male firefighters (N = 15) completed 3 customized GXTs on a treadmill: 1 in athletic clothes and 2 in their bunker gear to determine maximal oxygen uptake (V˙O2max).Results The on-duty task protocol was reliable, V˙O2max values of 40.2 ± 4.6 mL·kg·min−1 and 40.3 ± 5.3 mL·kg·min−1 between trials yielded an interclass correlation of 0.911 with a typical error of 1.48 mL·kg·min−1 and a coefficient of variation of 4.0%. The validity analysis indicated consistent maximal V˙O2 values for the GXTs yielding mean interclass correlation of 0.94 with typical error of 1.16 mL·kg·min−1 and a coefficient of variation of 2.9%.Conclusions The customized GXT for structural firefighters has shown to be a reliable, valid, and applicable method of testing cardiovascular fitness in firefighters.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 00:00:00 GMT-
       
 
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