The health impacts of temperatures are gaining attention in Australia and worldwide. While a number of studies have investigated the association of temperatures with the risk of cardiovascular diseases, few […]» Read more
This study investigated risk factors for poor earplug fit, with a focus on the association between hearing loss and personal attenuation ratings (PARs).Earplug fit was assessed by obtaining PARs using […]» Read more
Manager-oriented intervention to reduce absence among pregnant employees in the healthcare and daycare sector: a cluster randomised trial.
The aim was to test if targeting managers with an educational intervention reduces absence among pregnant employees.The study was a non-blinded cluster randomised trial conducted in hospitals and daycare institutions […]» Read more
Staff working in intensive care units (ICUs) have faced significant challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic which have the potential to adversely affect their mental health.To identify the rates of probable […]» Read more
A rapid management referral pathway was established by a private UK occupational health (OH) provider to offer assessments and advice on managing individual risk relating to Covid-19 in the workplace.The […]» Read more
There is growing evidence for the risk of Dupuytren’s disease (DD) from occupational exposure. For workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibrations (HTVs) and heavy manual work (HMW) who develop the disease, […]» Read more
Occupations Associated with Poor Cardiovascular Health in Women: The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study.
Research on the effect of occupation on cardiovascular health (CVH) among older women is limited.Each of the 7 American Heart Association’s CVH metrics was scored as ideal (1) or non-ideal […]» Read more
Differences in Work and Non-Work Support Associations with Job Stress, Burnout and Well-being Between Types of Healthcare Workers.
To determine associations between work and non-work supports with employee well-being, job stress, and burnout among direct and non-direct care healthcare workers.Cross-sectional data were collected from 550 full-time (≥35 hours/week), US […]» Read more
The effects of unanswered supervisor support on employees’ well-being, performance, and relational outcomes.
While the consequences of not having access to supervisor support have been well established, little is known about the repercussions of actively asking a supervisor for social support but failing […]» Read more
A clustered-randomized controlled trial of a self-reflection resilience-strengthening intervention and novel mediators.
This study tests the efficacy of a unique resilience-strengthening intervention using a clustered-randomized controlled trial. It was hypothesized that the training, which encourages adaptive self-reflection on stressor events and the […]» Read more
Concerns have been raised that military veterans are at greater risk of dementia due to increased rates of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) found in […]» Read more
Workplace Mental Health: Application of a Population Health Approach of Proactive Screening to Identify Risk and Engage in Care.
To evaluate a proactive, voluntary screening program designed to identify employees with emerging mental health risk and engage them in care.Risk was proactively identified through online screening of 344 participants. […]» Read more
To assess the prevalence and determinants of sun protection behaviours among outdoors workers at work and leisure in Alberta, Canada.We collected outdoor workers’ demographics, skin cancer risk factors, job information, […]» Read more
What Industrial Categories Are Workers at Excess Risk of Filing a Covid-19 Workers’ Compensation Claim? A Study Conducted in 11 Midwestern U.S. States.
Determine the industries with the highest proportion of accepted COVID-19 related workers’ compensation (WC) claims.Study included 21,336 WC claims (1,898 COVID-19 and 19,438 other claims) that were filed between Jan […]» Read more
Effectiveness of a Mobile Health Management Program with a Challenge Strategy for Improving the Cardiovascular Health of Workers.
‘Workers’ cardiovascular health can be influenced by individual willingness to practice healthy behaviors. A mobile health management program with a challenge strategy was administered to promote workers’ healthy behaviors among […]» Read more
Retinoblastoma is the most common primary intraocular tumor affecting children. We examine the role of parental occupational exposures and risk of retinoblastoma among offspring.Our population-based case-control study linked data from […]» Read more
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is recommended to start within hours of needlestick injuries (NSIs) among healthcare workers (HCWs). Delays associated with awaiting the results of testing […]» Read more
More than 100 US physicians have died from COVID-19. I considered the number of US physician deaths in comparison to the expected COVID death rate in the general population.To estimate […]» Read more
Effect of Asbestos Exposure on the Frequency of EGFR Mutations and ALK/ROS1 Rearrangements in Patients with Lung Adenocarcinoma: A Multicentric Study.
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of asbestos exposure on cancer-driver mutations.Between January 2014 – September 2018, EGFR, ALK, and ROS1 alterations, demographic characteristics, asbestos exposure, […]» Read more
Personal Protective Equipment in COVID-19: Impacts on Health Performance, Work-Related Injuries and Measures for Prevention.
To assess impact of personal protective equipment (PPE) on healthcare providers (HCPs) in caring for COVID-19 patients.A cross-sectional survey was conducted over 50 hospitals in China. Descriptive analyses and Chi-square […]» Read more
It is unclear whether clerical or labor-type work is more associated with risk for developing Work-related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (WrCTS).National employment, demographic, and injury data were examined from the Bureau […]» Read more
The Prescription of Long-Acting Opioids for Working-Age Patients with Workers’ Compensation or Chronic Illness Diagnoses in the US: from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), 2010-2016.
To examine associations of workers’ compensation, chronic conditions, age, gender, and race/ethnicity with primary prescription of long-acting opioids (LAO) among working-age patients in ambulatory care.Using the National Ambulatory Medical Care […]» Read more
Update on the epidemiology of work-related traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health concern that can occur in a range of contexts. Work-related TBI (wrTBI) is particularly concerning. Despite overall work-related injury claims decreasing, the […]» Read more
The pandemic caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed care activities of health professionals. We analysed the possible association between the appearance of ‘de novo’ headache according to the […]» Read more
Joint associations of occupational standing and occupational exertion with musculoskeletal symptoms in a US national sample.
Observational studies have linked occupational standing or walking to musculoskeletal pain. These prior studies, however, are flawed as few accounted for physical exertion; a potential confounder that accompanies many standing-based […]» Read more
The study aimed to determine the longitudinal association between retirement and cognitive function, including global cognition and memory-related skills. This is a systematic review of longitudinal studies on the association […]» Read more
Examining the Implementation of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Policies in a Large, Public Health Organization.
To examine the implementation of physical activity and healthy eating policies in eighteen locations of a large, public health organization.We used a mixed-methods design that included a survey of employees […]» Read more
To identify important background information on pooled tested of employees that employers workers, and health authorities should consider.This paper is a commentary based on the review by the authors of […]» Read more
Although we do not know how often doctors enquire about their patients’ work, evidence suggests that occupation is often not recorded in clinical notes. There is a lack of research […]» Read more
The importance of organizational climate for psychosocial safety in the prevention of sexual harassment at work.
Workplace sexual harassment is a prominent issue in Malaysia. Although the subject of sexual harassment has been researched for over two decades, information on how organizations could effectively prevent workplace […]» Read more